Auxiliary Bishops

arch balt sym The archdiocese has had fifteen auxiliary bishops over the course of its history. Researchers are currently able to access the papers of Bp. Owen B. Corrigan (d. 1929), Bp. John D. McNamara (d. 1960), and Bp. Jerome D. Sebastian (d. 1960). Biographies of the auxiliary bishops are available on the website for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Owen Corrigan
John McNamara
Jerome Sebastian

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corriganBp. Owen B. Corrigan Papers (Born: 1849, Baltimore, MD; Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, 1908-1929; Died: 1929, Baltimore, MD). Size: 6 document cases; typed finding aid available; date range: c. 1908-1929.

  • Letters to and from Bp. Owen B. Corrigan, 1908-1929, 2 document cases. Contains official and personal incoming and outgoing correspondence.
  • Administration of Bp. Owen B. Corrigan, c. 1908-1929, 4 document cases. Contains
    personal and official papers of Bp. Corrigan’s, including the research notes he compiled on the history of the archdiocese, especially its parishes.

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mcnamaraBp. John M. McNamara Papers (Born: 1878, Baltimore, MD; Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, 1927-1947; Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, D.C., 1947-1960; Died: 1960, Washington, D.C.). Size: .5 document case; no finding aid available; date range: c. 1921-1960.

  • Administration of Bp. John M. McNamara, 1921-1960. Contains personal and official papers, including biographical information and copies of Bp. McNamara’s funeral program.

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sebastianBp. Jerome D. Sebastian Papers (Born: 1895, Washington, D.C.; Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, 1953-1960; Died: 1960, Baltimore, MD). Size: .5 document case; no finding aid available; date range: c. 1938-1960.

  • Administration of Bp. Jerome D. Sebastian, 1938-1960, .5 document case. Contains personal and official papers, including biographical information and copies of Bp. Sebastian’s funeral program.

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