History Fields and Professors: American - Stock, Lilly, Farrell, Klinkhammer, and Eagen


Prof. Leo F. Stock
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Leo Francis Stock

Leo Francis Stock (1878-1954)[i] taught history courses since 1919, since 1922 as Associate Professor while working as a research fellow at Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C until 1943.[ii] Among other projects, he explored the complex history of the diplomatic relations between the United States and the Papal States. He offered Hist 106 (U. S. Survey), 201, 202 (Development of the American Nation since 1763) throughout the period. Dr Stock did not have M. A. thesis students during this time.


Edward Paul Lilly

In 1940/41, Dr. Edward Paul Lilly (1910-94) joined the history department faculty. He had received his M. A. at CUA in 1933 (Thesis “The Colonial Agents of New York”) and earned his PhD in 1936.[1] He first taught at Loyola in Chicago (1936-39), then did research on a post-doctoral fellowship from Yale, and from CUA (Penfield Fellowship) in Britain. Because of the war, he had to return to Yale, and, in 1940, to CUA as Assistant Professor. Lilly was the Director of the Army Specialized Training Program on campus, and in 1944, began to work at the Office of War Information (OWT) as historian of the new agency. Based on this work, he also taught Psychological Warfare at Georgetown and at the Navla Intelligence School, and at NATO Headquarters in Norfolk, Va. In 1952 he left CUA and became planning officer at the National Security Council.

Dr. Lilly taught, among other courses, Hist 315, 316 “Social and Industrial History of the U. S”, 421, 422 (“Political and Constitutional Progress with some stress on foreign relations”).

Dr. Lilly supervised a number of M. A. theses between 1941 and 1949 (see List 3: M. A. thesis applications, 1941-49). 

Theses under Lilly:

Revolutionary US history:

* Francis D. Daugherty, “Ebenezer Hazard: a Study in Historiography”, (approved 10/22/1941)
* Sister M. Cletus (Toohey) B.V.M. “Jeremy Gindley and his Constitution to Colonial Massachusetts” (11/20/1942)
* Sister M. Aquinas O'Connor, S.M.J. "The Idea of Progress" in the Writings of American Revolutionary Leaders” (11/20/1942)
* Sister Mary Louis Keady, S.H.G. “The Earl of Halifax and the Developing Imperial Policy of the Board of Trade” (6/24/1943)
* Sister Mary Pantetta Tally “Bills of Credit in Colonial Virginia 1759-1775”
* Sister Marie Eucharista Saber (?) ”Attitude of English Government toward Colonial Germany after 1751
* James Penne “Relations between France and Spain at the time of the Adoptionist Controversy”

Civil War:

* Sister M. St. Celestine (Linnan) B.V.M. “Nationalism during the Civil War Era” (1/20/1944)
* Sister M. Thomas Hampton, O.P. “Reverend Daniel F. Dade [1817-74] and the early Church in San Joaquin Valley [California]” (11/20/1942)
* Sister John Evanglist Holney” History of Missionary Movement in San Francisco Chinatown” (s. d.)

Late 19th century

* Sister M. Maragret Patricia McCarran S.H.N.J. “The American "Idea of Progress" at the end of the Nineteenth Century (11/20/1942)
* Sister M. Colette (Standart) O.P. “The Attitude of Catholic Periodicals regarding Pragmatism and other modern social philosophies at the turn of the century" (11/30/1943)
* Sister M. Agnes (McLean) O.P. “Evidence of Nationalism on the Pacific Coast during the Expansion Period, 1893-1900” (11/30/1943)
* Sister M. Phillip (Lyons) O.P. “American Catholic Periodicals and the Papal Encyclicals, 1878-1908” (11/30/1943)

20th c. US:

* Mother Mary Immaculata Drees,”The Galveston News and the New Deal Policies” (8/9/1947)
* Sister Mary Kiernan Hannifan O.P. “The Political and Social Philosophy of the Decisions of Associate Justice Pierce Butler” [1866-1939]
* Sister M. Aquinas O'Connor, S.M.J. “Pro-Irish Sentiment and Activity in California 1914-1925”
* Sister Charles Asa Williams Know-Nothing Party and Nativism in Wisconsin, 1856-1860 8/7/1942 CUA History Department,
* John C. Timms O.S.A. The Catholic Church in the Congressional Record, 1877-1898 8/7/1942
* Sister Virginia Murphy Washington City During the Mexican War 8/7/1942 CUA History Department,
* (Rev.) Yiore(?) Andrew Sommese, O.S.A. Italian Immigration to the U.S. 1901-1914 8/8/1942
* Rev. Robert Cornell, O. Praem Know-Nothing Party and Nativism in Wisconsin 1/30/1943 CUA History Department,
* John C. Timms O.S.A. Religion in Thomas Jefferson's Writings 2/1/1943


John Thomas Farrell

Associate Professor John Thomas Farrell [iii] taught 300-level courses on British history, 500-level courses on US diplomatic history, British Constitutional History and American Colonial History, starting in 1949. He was particularly interested in US pacific history, including relations with Japan and the Philippines.

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1517th Army unit specializaed training
program at CUA, August 1943
Courtesy of ACUA

M. A. Theses under Farrell, 1945-49:

* Rita M. Frudel(?)Viscount Ishii in America [Japanese diplomat, 1866-1945]. 8/10/1945 
* Sister Marie Julie Donohue, S.N.D. Nicholas Biddle: His Early Life 8/10/1945
* Sister M. Loretta Petit, O.P. "Charles Dick - Politician" 8/10/1945
* Sister Marie Theres (?) R.S.M. William Henry Smith, Journalist and Politician 1833-1896 8/10/1945
* Sister Mary Magdalen Anderson, O.S.U. Doctor Drake Medical Career(?) of the Ohio Valley (1785-1852) 8/10/1945
* Sister Marie Julie Donohue, Roberts Vaux [1786-1836] Humanitarian 1/31/1946

* Sister Francis Joseph McKeon, The Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America, 9/1946
* Mary (?), Albert Gallatin's Despatches on the Congress of Aix la Chapelle [1818] 7/1/1947
* Rev. Richard S. McMonigal M.M. The [Ansom] Burlingame Mission in the United States 1867-1869 [Chinese-US relations] 2/25/1946
* Milton C. Lee James G. Birney: his transition from a colonizationist to an abolitionist 7/30/1946
* Sister M. Donatilla Ryan, Provincial Life and Politics, 1743-1754, as Revealed in the Colden-Franklin Correspondence 8/10/1946
* Rev. Hugh Hagertry, O.S.B. The Catholic Laymen's Movement in Georgia 1916-1941 8/10/1946
* Bro. Russell Gavin, O. Carm. The Interests of the United States in Formosa with Particular Reference to the Activities of Peter Parker, 1855-1857, 8/10/1946
* Beverly C. Zelie (Benedict) George Mason and the Constitutional Convention of 1787. 10/31/1946
* Sister Mary Georgiana Walingora The Activity of the Board of War 10/31/1946
* Malcolm W. Johnson, Jr. Marine and Island Affairs During the Ministry of Robert H. Pruyn in Japan 1862-1865. 12/6/1947
* Francis Gerard McManamin Evolution of Fort Augusta From a Military Outpost To a Communiy in Eighteenth Century 3/10/1949


Sr. Marie Carolyn Klinkhammer

Sister Marie Carolyn Klinkhammer, O.P. (1917-) taught U. S. History immediately after the war.


James M. Eagan



[1] The PhD thesis “The Colonial Agents of New York and New Jersey” was published at CUA Press in 1937.



[i] Leo Francis Stock was born in 1878 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He attended Mount St. Mary’s Seminary (he didn’t become a priest but was married!) in Emmittsburg, Maryland, where he earned his A.B. degree in 1896. He taught at Pittsburgh College, now Duquesne University, and McGill Institute in Moblie, Alabama. In World War I he was Recorder for the National Board of Historical Service. He wrote and edited works on American History and was an editor and contributor to the Catholic Historical Review and The Americas (related to OAS). In 1910, he became a staff member of the Historical Division of the Carnegie Institution, and in 1920 he earned his PhD at CUA. He served in 1929 as President of the American

Publications: Stock, L. F. "Proceedings and debates of the British Parliaments respecting North America: 1542." Carnegie Institution of Washington publications ( (1924). Stock, Leo Francis. "The United States at the Court of Pius IX." The Catholic Historical Review 9.1 (1923): 103-122. Stock, Leo Francis. "American consuls to the Papal States, 1797-1870." The Catholic Historical Review 15.3 (1929): 233-251. Stock, Leo Francis. "Was the Papal Consulate in the United States Officially Ended?." Catholic Historical Review (1944): 165-170. Stock, Leo Francis, ed. Consular relations between the United States and the Papal States: instructions and despatches. Vol. 2. American Catholic Historical Association, 1945.

Stock was a Knight of Columbus since 1898 and became a Deputy Grand Knight.

Finding aid to the Stock collection

[ii] Founded in 1901 by Andrew Carnegie. (Carnegie probably knew Stock from Pittsburgh?) Today, the Carnegie Institution of Science (since 2007) focuses mostly on sciences. https://carnegiescience.edu/about. Stock worked at the Division for Historical Records since 1910. See: Obituary, Inter-American Notes, 1954 http://www.jstor.org/stable/978282?seq=3#page_scan_tab_contents

[iii] John Thomas Farrell, biographical data missing.

Publications:, "An ... the Philippine Insurrections Records," Catholic Historical Review, 39 (1954); “An abandoned approach to Philippine history : John R. M. Taylor and the Philippine insurrection records. “Archbishop Ireland and Manifest Destiny” Catholic Historical Review (1947)

Books: “The Legal Theory of John Calvin”, Chicago UP: 1949; ” Background of the 1902 Taft mission to Rome. I , 1950; "The Reciprocal Relationship between the Teaching of Religion and the Teaching of American History in Teacher Education," Religious Education: The official journal of the Religious Education Association Volume 52Issue 4, 1957