Collection Title:  Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church

Collection Number:  M227  2006.210

Inclusive Dates:  1937 – 1999

Bulk Dates:  1975 – 1999

Volume:  .05 Cubic Feet

Processor:  W. Ray


Scope and Content:

The Our Lady of Victories Collection contains the history of the Church and the Priests of the Church through written history and news clippings from the mid thirties through the 75th anniversary of the Church in 1999.



Box  /  Folder

1          1          A History of our Lady of Victories Parish, Cleveland, Mississippi written November 1976 (2)

Mississippi Today October 17, 1986 “Delta Town Attracted Catholic Settlers”

1          2          The Bolivar Commercial Undated “Charter Members” with photo

Typed list of members names, addresses, phone numbers

Handwritten and typed list of names by C.P. Brocato 1938

The Bolivar Commercial undated “Charter Members” with photo

1          3          Handwritten and typed dedication September 8, 1938 E.V. Rotondo, Pastor

Handwritten and typed statement of E. Victor Rotondo-lists architect, contractor, estimator,      supervisor, and active committee men for building of the Church.

Catholic Action of the South Undated “Our Lady of Victories” with photo of first church (2)

The Commercial Appeal December 15, 1937 “Cleveland Catholics Plan New Church”

The Delta Weekly January 10, 1938 “Village Priest-Architect’s Drawing of new church (2)

The Bolivar County News August 4, 1938 “Stately $25,000 Church” and “Actual Work Begun” (2)

The Bolivar Commercial April 1969 “Groundbreaking of Church” with photo (3)

Mississippi Today April 1969 “Groundbreaking Ceremonies” with photo (2)

The Bolivar Commercial October 15, 1970 “Dedication and Blessing Service Sun. Afternoon” (2)

The Bolivar Commercial July 10, 1975 “Parish Hall Destroyed” (3)

The Bolivar Commercial July 11, 1975 “Fire Under Investigation” with photo

The Bolivar Commercial  March 31, 1977 “Landmark Demolished” with photo

Photocopies of old church (6)

Catholics and non-Catholics contributions for building of the Church

1          4          Histories of the Priests of Our Lady of Victories

1          5          The Bolivar Commercial August 21, 1969 “KC Officials” with photo

The Bolivar Commercial undated “KC Officials for 1971-72” with photo (2)

The Bolivar Commercial August 16, 1986 “KC’s Place 2nd in Tourney” with photo

1          6          The Bolivar Commercial March 11, 1994 “CYO Members Win Awards” with photo

1          7          The Bolivar Commercial undated “Father Flannery honored” with photo

The Bolivar Commercial undated “Food for Christmas Baskets” with photo

Mississippi Today June 14, 1985 “Silver Anniversary-Father Haddican” with photo

Bulletin “Celebrating Catholicism in Bolivar County 1888-1994”

1          8          Mass Program – Our Lady of Victories 75 Year Celebration Aug. 15, 1999    (2)

Dinner Program – Our Lady of Victories 75 Year Celebration      (2)

Sunday Bulletin August 15, 1999

Miscellaneous information/photos for 75th Anniversary

Guest Book from 75th Anniversary with small brass bookmark with verse

Miscellaneous notes from members relative to Church and upcoming celebration