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Torok (Rt. Rev.), John. Papers
- 1888-1956 (Creation)
2.4 cu.ft. (3 boxes)
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The Papers of John Torok consist primarily of correspondence with some legal or ecclesiastical documents. Torok’s correspondence centers largely on his own efforts to serve as an ordained person in the U.S. Episcopal Church. The material has value to understanding the complexity in ecumenical relationships in the inter-war period. The various legal, diplomatic, medical, and academic documents, including depositions, transcripts of an interrogation that Torok received at the hands of the Economic Warfare division in 1942, and the confession of William Emhardt of the National Council regarding his attempt to undermine Torok in 1924.
Torok’s writings in this collection are primarily ecclesiastical and relate to Count Michael Karolyi, who was briefly the leader of the First Hungarian People’s Republic, 1918-1919. Torok had served under him in the State Department.
Legal, Ecclesiastical, Diplomatic, Medical, and Academic Documents, 1859-1956
Writings of John Torok and Count Michael Karolyi, n.d.
Miscellaneous Materials, n.d.
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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.
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The Archives is able to respond to limited requests for reproductions subject to copyright restrictions, internal policy, and the condition of the source documents.
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Related records and archives
Papers of the Rt. Rev. Frank Wilson [including Records of the Commission on Ecclesiastical Relations], 1914-1943.
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- Morehouse, Clifford P. (Subject)
- Wilson, Frank E. (Subject)
- Torok, John (Subject)