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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3172

Father Michael J. Gillgannon collection of missionary writings on Bolivia


Professional correspondence, missionary documents, and research done by Father Michael J. Gillgannon.


  • circa 1976-2002

Language of Materials

English and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.42 linear feet (1 box)
0.00288 Gigabytes
Collection of studies, commentary, and organizational documents on social, economic, political, ethical, and religious issues in Bolivia written by Father Gillgannon and other missionaries, mostly in mimeographed copies and print.

Biographical / Historical

Father Michael J. Gillgannon is a Catholic priest of the diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. He was ordained in 1958 and has since served in various parishes. He served in La Paz, Bolivia as a missionary from 1974-2012. Gillgannon was a parish priest with the native Amarya people from 1974-1994. In 1994 at the State University of La Paz, Bolivia, Gillgannon co-founded the Campus Ministry.


Collection is minimally processed. Materials are loosely arranged in three series: Correspondence, Missionary documents, and Social economic, political, and religious research.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Special equipment or surrogate required; consult Houghton staff.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2008M-084. Gift of Father Michael J. Gillgannon in 2009 March.

Separated Materials

Born-digital material has been separated: Am3172BD

General note

Includes audiovisual and/or digital media: floppy disks.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2009.
Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2018.
Link to catalog
Gillgannon, Michael J. Father Michael J. Gillgannon collection of missionary writings on Bolivia, circa 1976-2002 (MS Am 3172): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 April 26
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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