Mary Tholen Oral History

Title

Mary Tholen Oral History

Subject

Catholic Church (Hays, Kan.)
Vatican Council (2nd : 1962-1965 : Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano)
Priests.
Conflict -- Religious aspects.

Description

Oral history interview with Mary Tholen conducted by Clint Shriner in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 10, 2009. In this interview, Mary Tholen describes her experiences growing up as a member of the Catholic Church, primarily in Hays, Kansas. She also discusses her German heritage. She describes the Catholic Church's efforts to raise money during the Depression years by methods such as renting pews to parishioners. She discusses the importance of individual priests who served the Catholic community in Hays, and describes incidents of tension between Catholics and Protestants in Hays. She also discusses changes to the practices of the Catholic Church that resulted from the implementation of Vatican II. This interview was conducted for the Religion in Kansas course taught at the University of Kansas by Dr. Timothy Miller in the fall of 2009.

Source

Religion in Kansas Project

Publisher

Religious Studies Department, University of Kansas

Date

12/10/2009

Contributor

Oral histories created by University of Kansas students, staff and faculty as part of the Religion in Kansas Project are archived in KU ScholarWorks, the digital repository of the University of Kansas.

Rights

All oral histories in the Religion in Kansas Project are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Format

mp3

Language

en_US

Type

Recording, oral

Identifier

RKsP_Tholen_Mary_2009-12-10.mp3 (audio recording)

Coverage

Hays, KS

Duration

0:39:03

Interviewer

Shriner, Clint

Interviewee

Tholen, Mary

Citation

“Mary Tholen Oral History,” Religion in Kansas Project, accessed April 14, 2024, https://ksreligion.omeka.net/items/show/1162.