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Francis A. Driscoll, O.S.A. records

 Record Group
Identifier: VUA-2-19

Scope and Contents note

The Francis A. Driscoll records consist of materials regarding the academic accreditation and legal excerpts from the deed of Malvern Preparatory School and programs.

Dates

  • 1922-1925

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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Biographical/Historical note

Father Francis Driscoll was born on Staten Island, New York, in 1899. He entered the novitiate at Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 1905 and was ordained to the priesthood in the Cathedral in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1912.

After ordination Father Driscoll was assigned to Villanova College as a professor of mathematics. In 1914 he was appointed Vice-President of the College and President from 1920 until 1924. In 1925 he founded Cascia Hall, a new Augustinian preparatory school in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Father Driscoll was 56 when he died in Florida, on 6 February 1945, following an illness of three years. He was the first priest of the Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel (just previously established) to die. He is buried in the Augustinian Community Cemetery at Villanova.

Works consulted: *Necrology of the Augustinian Provinces of the United States of America (revised, May 2000)

Extent

0.8 Linear feet

Abstract

The Francis A. Driscoll records consist of materials regarding the academic accreditation and legal excerpts from the deed of Malvern Preparatory School and programs.

Title
Guide to Francis A. Driscoll, O.S.A. records
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA and Beaudry Allen
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Villanova University Archives Repository

Contact:
Falvey Library
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Villanova PA
610-519-4133