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Sub-Section H.17c: Joseph Zarrella Papers, Accession 3

This Sub-Section includes materials related to the Catholic Worker Movement and prominent figures in the movement, including co-founder Dorothy Day, Ade Bethune, and Tamar Day Hennessy.

Joseph Zarrella met Dorothy Day in New York and joined the Catholic Worker movement in its early days. Zarrella married Mary Alice Lautner and moved to her home town of Tell City, Indiana, where he established a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality. Dorothy Day visited Zarrella many times.

See also Sub-Section H.17a, Accession 1; and see also Sub-Section H.17b, Accession 2. Click here for list of Catholic Worker newspapers in the collection.

This Sub-Section is divided into records series.

All items were donated by the family of Joseph and Mary Alice Zarrella, received February 2017.

This accession was processed and described by Danielle Spalenka in April 2017, and made available online in September 2017.

1 Correspondence and materials during American Field Service (1941-1945; 1985; 2006)
2 Correspondence and materials with Catholic Worker Houses (1938-1943; 1980s to 2000s)