Papers of Raymond Leo Dempsey, 1969-2001
Correspondence, direct mailings, printed materials, memorabilia, slides, audiotapes, and other materials documenting Raymond Leo Dempsey's participation and interest in the pro-life movement, particularly in the Providence, Rhode Island, area.
- Dempsey, Raymond Leo (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Raymond Leo Dempsey as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Extent3.46 linear feet ((5 file boxes, 1 folio+ box) plus 2 folio folders, 1 photograph folder, 204 slides, 17 audiotapes)
The pro-life collection of Raymond Leo Dempsey contains correspondence, direct mailings, printed materials, memorabilia, slides, audiotapes, and other materials documenting Dempsey's participation and interest in the pro-life movement, particularly in the Providence, Rhode Island, area. Correspondence includes letters Dempsey wrote to print and television media outlets lobbying for more coverage of the pro-life movement and providing information about the pro-life cause; letters relating to Dempsey's attempt to arrange a meeting between President Jimmy Carter and National Right to Life Committee president Mildred Jefferson; letters to local and national politicians advocating for pro-life issues; and exchanges with other pro-life supporters and pro-life organizations sharing information on the cause. Also included are incorporation papers, by-laws, minutes, correspondence, slides, and audiotapes relating to local pro-life organizations and events in Providence, Rhode Island. Files are arranged alphabetically.
Raymond Leo Dempsey, Jr., son of Raymond Leo, Sr., and Louise Veronica Dempsey, was born June 18, 1949, in Providence, Rhode Island. He received a BA from Rhode Island College in 1973, and certifications from the Blake Computer Programming Institute (1977), the University of Rhode Island (1979), and the Billy Graham School of Evangelism (1989). He worked as a freelance writer from 1980 to 1988; as a teacher in the Providence and Cranston, Rhode Island public high schools in 1988; as a producer and moderator of the WRIB radio shows Church Focus and People from 1989 to 1997; and since 1983 has produced and moderated Chapter & Verse TV on RICA-TV in Providence. He served on the board of directors of Rhode Island Right to Life from 1973 to 1995.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2021-M160
The papers of Raymond Leo Dempsey were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Sisters of Life in September 2021.
Processed: June 2023
By: Johanna Carll
The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit. Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Dempsey, Raymond Leo. Papers of Raymond Leo Dempsey, 1969-2001: A Finding Aid
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- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.
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