Archbishop Leo Binz Vatican II Collection

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Abstract: The Leo Binz - Vatican Council II Collection contains published and non-published documents associated with Binz's involvement in the Second Vatican Council, particularly in association with the Commission for Bishops and the Government of Dioceses, of which he was a member.

Collection Size (number of document cases and boxes):

2 linear feet; 4 boxes.

Collection Description:

The collection consists of the documents he acquired during the preparation for and convening of the Second Vatican Council. The majority of these documents are typed and non-published. The documents in this collection primarily are affiliated with the Commission for Bishops and the Government of Diocese, which Binz served on this commission. The series also includes some of the questions that were circulated to the clergy prior to the Council. Schemas were issued beforehand, but with varying degrees of advanced notice. This collection also includes some of the emendations and changes made to the schemata as the Commission worked through this challenging issue, as well as commentaries, observations, voting results, and appendices.