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Philadelphia Protectory—St. Gabriel’s Hall / Statistical History for the Years 1898 Through 1989

 Item — Box: 40
Identifier: BAL LRC 40 Gold 1160


  • Publication: All dates


Biographical / Historical

Of interest: The author covers the early history in an initial chapter, then covers the first decade 1898-1908, gives single chapters to 1909, 1910, and 1911, and then gives a chapter to each succeeding decade. He then summarizes annual totals of admissions and releases, gives graphic statistics for 1988-1989, and a chronology of important dates in St. Gabriel’s history.

Of interest: “Early History of St. Gabe’s,” pages 1-10 & “Some Notable Dates in the Early History of St. Gabriel’s Hall,” pages 188-189.


1 Volumes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Saint Gabriel’s Hall, mid-1990s.


Cover title: A Statistical History of the Phila. Protectory/St. Gabes [sic] Hall From: 1898-1942.

Bibliographic note: This red-covered book covers St. Gabriel’s Hall statistics from 1898 through 1989. However, a blue-covered version (similarly spiral bound) once existed in the Christian Brothers Archives. In October 2016, Brother Joe Grabenstein examined the two books closely and discovered two major differences. First: the blue-covered version was missing approximately eight unnumbered, non-consecutive pages which do appear in the red-covered version. (These pages pertain to the years 1912-1920). Second: the blue-covered version had the enclosed 11 sheet (1991-1993 statistics) which were not contained in the red version. Accordingly, Brother Joe removed these 11 sheets from the blue-covered book, put them all into a file folder, and then inserted the folder-plus-papers into the rear of the red-covered version for the sake of clarity and completeness. The remainder of the blue-covered book was disposed.

Materials Specific Details

Softcover, spiral bound, pages 1-189.

Repository Details

Part of the The De La Salle Christian Brothers Archives of the Baltimore District Repository

1900 West Olney Avenue (Box 831)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19119- United States