Collection Scope and Content Summary
Title: June O'Connor papers
Date (inclusive): 1967-2007, undated
Date (bulk): 1975-2007
Collection Number: 080
5.75 linear feet
(3 record storage boxes; on-shelf)
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
The June O'Connor papers consist of correspondence, press clippings, fliers, newsletters, programs, typescripts, and documents.
The collection outlines Dr. O'Connor's career as an educator of religious studies at the University of California, Riverside
(UCR) from 1973 through 2007, in addition to personal accomplishments preceding her arrival in Riverside, California. Her
active participation in the academic field of religious studies and religious organizations is also documented.
Languages: The collection is in English.
The papers are open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All
requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections
& Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the
physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by
[identification of item]. June O'Connor papers, Collection 080. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections
& Archives, University of California, Riverside.
The June O'Connor papers were acquired as a gift in 2007.
Processed by Sara Seltzer, 2008.
Dr. June O'Connor came to the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in 1973. Since arriving at UCR, she served as Professor
and Chair of the Religious Studies program and subsequent department. Dr. O'Connor completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in
English at Mundelein College (1964), a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Theology at Marquette University (1966), an M.A. in Religion
at Temple University (1972), and a Ph.D. in Religious Ethics at Temple University (1973). Her research in comparative religious
ethics focuses on selected issues such as violence and nonviolence, abortion, feminist perspectives, third world theologies
and testimonial writings, and methods of ethical inquiry and analysis. Dr. O'Connor has published over 35 articles and two
books: "The Moral Vision of Dorothy Day" (1991) and "The Quest for Political and Spiritual Liberation: A Study in the Thought
of Sri Aurobindo Ghose" (1977). She received the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Faculty Public Service Award at UCR.
She has served as a research fellow at the UCR Center for Ideas and Society, acting as the principal organizer of the conference
"Religion and Ethnic Conflict", held at the Riverside campus on April 28-30, 1995. In addition to being a noted professor,
she also regularly takes on the persona of advice columnist for "Dear June", a column featured in Catholic Digest.
||June O'Connor graduated from Temple University with a Ph.D. in Religious Ethics.
||O'Connor was appointed assistant professor at UCR.
||O'Connor was promoted to associate professor at UCR.
||O'Connor received the UCR Distinguished Teaching Award.
||O'Connor was appointed Chair of the Religious Studies program at UCR.
||O'Connor was promoted to full professor at UCR.
||O'Connor received the UCR Faculty Public Service Award.
||O'Connor organized “Religion and Ethnic Conflict”, a conference held at UCR.
||O'Connor began writing the column "Dear June" for Catholic Digest.
||O'Connor was named Professor of the Year by the UCR University Honors Program.
||O'Connor was appointed Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at UCR.
||June O'Connor received the UCR Faculty Distinguished Service Award.
Collection Scope and Content Summary
The June O'Connor papers include correspondence, press clippings, fliers, newsletters, programs, typescripts, and other material
collected and organized by Dr. O'Connor. Materials pertain to O'Connor's professional involvement with the academic study
of religion, religious organizations and other scholarly bodies, as well as the Department of Religious Studies at UCR and
activities associated with the campus and UC system. The papers are contained within the University Archives.
A portion of this collection remains unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections & Archives for additional information
regarding this material.
This collection is arranged into four series:
- Series 1. Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Riverside, 1985-2007, undated.
- Series 2. Personal Correspondence, 1975-2007.
- Series 3. Professional Commitments, 1969-2007, undated.
- Series 4. Publicity, 1967-2007, undated.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Society of Christian Ethics (U.S.).
University of California Riverside. Dept. of Religious Studies.
Genres and Forms of Materials
Clippings (information artifacts).
Fliers (printed matter).