VCPL Community Archives--Fr. Wm F. Stineman Papers

Inventory

Father William Frederick Stineman Papers
Dates: 1925-2005
Accession Number:  20080511
Donor:  Father Jack Porter
Description: Ten record storage boxes
 

Biography

William Frederick "Bill" Stineman was born on January 7, 1925 to Arthur and Anne (Burget) Stineman.  He attended St. Benedict's parish school and Woodrow Wilson Junior High School in Terre Haute.

As an adolescent, Stineman attended  Mount St. Francis Pro-Seminary & Junior College and St. Meinrad's Seminary in St. Meinrad, Indiana for the purpose of being ordained as a Roman Catholic priest.  Stineman was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 1949 at St. Meinrad Archabbey Church.  He celebrated his first Mass on June 12, 1949 at St. Patrick's Church in Terre Haute.

His first assignment was as assistant pastor of St. Mary Parish in Mount Vernon, Indiana.  In 1950, he returned to Terre Haute's St. Patrick's Church as assistant pastor. 

In 1952, he was appointed assistant chaplain and an instructor at Marian College in Indianapolis.  In 1960, he was appointed assistant chaplain for the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.  He also served as a professor in the Humanities Department.

In 1972, Father Stineman was named pastor of St Paul the Apostle Parish in Greencastle, Indiana.  While at St Paul's, he served as administrator pro tem of Holy Rosary Parish in Seelyville and St. Augustine Mission in Fontanet, chaplain of DePauw University's Newman Center and Catholic chaplain for the Indiana State Farm in Putnamville.

In 1978, Father Stineman was appointed pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis where he served until retiring on August 1, 1993.

Stineman had a lifelong interest in education.  He earned a Master of Science degree in education at Indiana University-Bloomington in 1955 and a doctorate in education from St. Louis University in 1960.  Concurrent with his priestly duties Stineman also was a professor at Marian College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and St. Mary-of-the Woods College.

Stineman collaborated with Father Jack Porter on the publication of 3 books including Catholic Clergy in Indiana:  A Necrology of Those Who Served in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis (formerly the Diocese of Vincennes); a history of St. John's Church and a history of St. Paul's Church.  Stineman also did extensive genealogical research on the Stineman and Burget families.

During his retirement, Father Stineman represented the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis at the Golden Jubilee in Vatican City.  He also made several trips to Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

William Frederick Stineman died in his Indianapolis residence on February 3, 2005.  He is buried in the Priest's Circle at Calvary Cemetery in Terre Haute. 

Content and Scope of Collection

This collection consists of Father Stineman's sermons, dissertation, books and other writings; travel scrapbooks and photographs; family photographs, newspaper clippings and genealogical files.

The following inventory was prepared by the donor, Father Jack Porter, and the contents of each box are presented verbatim. 

RECORD STORAGE BOX ONE

 

A.  SERMONS AND HOMILIES, 1949-2005.  A representative sampling from each year, which also includes retreat conferences, days of recollection, and occasional lectures.

 

B.  MISCELLANEOUS LECTURES AND PAPERS

 

1.  "The Hippocratic Oath", a Serra Club lecture (1996)

 

2.  "High School and College Extra-Class Activities: Participation Among Marian College Students"  (1954)

 

3.  Humanities Lectures: "The Judeo-Christian Heritage of Western Civilization" and "Operant Conditioning" (1970)

 

4.  Academic Attire at Indiana University (1955)

 

C.  MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE WITH ARCHBISHOPS OF INDIANAPOLIS (ALSO BISHOP GETTELFINGER)

 

D.  "WOMEN OF THE BIBLE" --A PRESENTATION TO FATHER W. F. STINEMAN, PH.D. (1976) BY THE WHITAKER FUNERAL HOME

 

E.  REV. WILLIAM F. STINEMAN NAMED A PAUL HARRIS FELLOW BY THE ROTARY FOUNDATION OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL (1988)

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX TWO

 

PHOTOGRAPHS OF FATHER STINEMAN WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS
(Mostly candid shots but also posed and professional portraits)

 

VOLUME ONE

MEMORABLE EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF FATHER WILLIAM F. STINEMAN
Shortly before he died, Father Stineman began a project of selecting photographs and other documents which illustrate some of the major events in his life.  He began with photos of the Stineman twins as infants and young children, moved through his seminary days to ordination and first solemn Mass and subsequent ordination anniversaries and retirement; and includes the Mass he celebrated for his twin brother's wedding.  Following Father Stineman's outline, Father Jack Porter has endeavored to complete the original project.

 

VOLUME TWO

This is a continuation and the completion of the project begun in Volume One, and includes 112 color photos of Father Stineman's 40th ordination anniversary celebrations made by the professional photographer George Steinberger, as well as a portrait collection in color and in black and white by Steinberger, and includes all his original negatives.  This Volume also includes a selection from Father Stineman's collection of memorial cards of his relatives and friends.

 

VOLUME THREE

This Volume of photographs is also divided into two parts:

 

A. Father Stineman pictured with relatives and friends, 1925-2003

 

B. Father Stineman's Family:  Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Brothers, Sister, Nieces, and Nephews, 1899-2003

 

VOLUME FOUR

This Volume of photographs is also divided into two parts:

 

A.  Prints from color slides made during Father Stineman's travels, showing him in some 65 nations and states around the world, 1965-2003

 

B.  Photographs of Father Stineman and his home in the retirement years at Lions Head Condominiums, 1990-2005, at 7432-D Lions Head Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260

 

 

Box 2, Volume 1 (In detail)

MEMORABLE EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF FATHER WILLIAM F. STINEMAN

Shortly before he died, Father Stineman began a project of selecting photographs and other documents to illustrate the above theme.  Following Father Stineman's tentative outline, Father Jack Porter has endeavored to complete the original project.

 

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX 2, PHOTOGRAPHS, VOLUME 1

 

1925-1930:  THE STINEMAN (FRATERNAL) TWINS.  Pictured as infants and as young children

 

1939-1944: Mount Saint Francis Minor Seminary.  Father Stineman as teenager, age 14-19.

 

1944-1949: ST. MEINRAD MAJOR SEMINARY.  Father Stineman from teenager to young adult, age 19-24.

 

1949 JUNE 7.  ORDINATION:  Father Stineman was ordained by Archbishop Paul C Shulte,  at St. Meinrad.

 

1949 JUNE 8.  FIRST MASS: At St. Benedict's parish, Terre Haute, where Father Stineman went to grade school.  At that time, the Stineman family were required to register at the German national parish.  Later, when all parishes became territorial, St. Patrick's became their territorial parish

 

1949 JUNE 12.  FIRST SOLEMN MASS:  At St. Patrick's, Terre Haute, with reception and dinner following the Mass.

 

1949 SEPTEMBER 10.  TWIN BROTHER'S WEDDING:  Father Stineman was celebrant at the marriage of his brother Dr. Robert G. Stineman (M.D.) to Patricia Kenny, in Chicago.  Mass was followed by a reception.

 

1974 JUNE 9.  SILVER (25TH) ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS:  Mass at St. Paul's, Greencastle, with reception following.

 

1978.  CELEBRATION OF THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE PARISH, GREENCASTLE:  Father Stineman was principal celebrant of the Mass, with reception following.

 

1979 JUNE 3.  30TH ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS:  Mass at St. John's, Indianapolis, with reception following.

 

1989 JUNE 11.  40TH ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS:  Mass at St. John's, Indianapolis, with reception following.

 

1993 JULY 25.  RETIREMENT CELEBRATIONS: Mass at St. John's, Indianapolis.  Reception and dinner at the Indianapolis Press Club.

 

1994 JUNE 5.  45TH ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS:  Mass at St. Benedict's, Terre Haute, with reception following.

 

1999 JUNE 6.  GOLDEN (50TH) ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS:  Mass at St. John's, Indianapolis, with reception following.

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX TWO:  PHOTOGRAPHS, VOLUME 2

 

A.  FR. STINEMAN'S 40TH ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY--11 JUNE 1989.  This is a different set of photographs from the one in Volume 1.  This is a set of 112 5" x 5" color photos by the professional photographer George Steinberger

 

B.  FORMAL PORTRAITS IN COLOR & B/W BY GEORGE STEINBERGER as well as a few portraits of Father Stineman by other photographers.

 

C. FATHER STINEMAN'S COLLECTION OF MEMORIAL CARDS.

 

D.  GEORGE STEINBERGER'S ORIGINAL NEGATIVES (COLOR & B/W) of photographs in A and B above.

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX TWO: PHOTOGRAPHS, VOLUME 3

 

A. FATHER STINEMAN WITH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS, 1925-2003

 

B. FATHER STINEMAN'S FAMILY, 1899-2003

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX TWO: PHOTOGRAPHS: VOLUME 4

 

PHOTOGRAPHS OF FATHER WILLIAM F. STINEMAN, 1965-2003

 

(PRINTS FROM COLOR SLIDES MADE DURING HIS TRAVELS, SHOWING
HIM IN MANY PLACES AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:

 

Lebanon, Greece, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, Egypt, Italy, Vatican City, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Belgium, Peru, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, China, Russia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Albania, India, Nepal, Hungary, Malta, Belarus, Finland, Lithuania, Sinai Desert, France, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Romania, Quebec, Australia, New Zealand, Seychelles, Thailand, South Africa, Vietnam, Brazil, St Helena, Puerto Rico, Cuba.

 

Indiana, Hawaii, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Washington, D.C., Colorado, Alaska, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin.

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF FATHER WILLIAM F. STINEMAN AND HIS HOME IN HIS YEARS OF RETIREMENT AT LIONS HEAD CONDOMINIUMS, 1990-2005, AT 7432-D LIONS HEAD DRIVE, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 46260

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX THREE: TRAVEL JOURNALS

 

1.  Around the World Cruise (2002)--Daily files of all five segments:  Los Angeles, Hawaii, Christmas Island, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Caledonia, Australia, New Guinea, Truk Island, Saipan, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, India, South Africa, Namibia, St Helena Island, Brazil, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

2.  Russian River Cruise (1995); Washington, D.C. (1995); Orlando, FL (2004); Copper Canyon, Mexico (1995); Albania (1996).

 

3.  Finland, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia (1999); Egypt, Nile River Cruise, Sinai Desert, St. Catherine Monastery (1999); Rome, Italy, & Germany (including Oberammergau Passion Play) (2000)

 

4. Eastern Europe (Vienna, Warsaw, Cracow, Prague, Budapest) (1997); Romania, Bulgaria (1998); Jamaica (2004)

 

5.  London, India, Nepal (1996); Puerto Rico (1996); Malta (1997); La Manga & Southern Spain (1998)

 

6.  Great Trains of Europe (From Venice-Simplon Orient Express through Switzerland to Paris and London via Eurostar Chunnel Train) (2001); Cuba (2003)

 

7.  Montreal, Quebec, The Gaspe Peninsula, New Brunswick (2000); Australia & New Zealand (2000).

 

8.  Israel Sabbatical (3 1/2 months) (1983).

 

9.  Around the World:  Hawaii, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Kashmir, Austria, Germany, Holland, England (1968).

 

10.  Middle East:  Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Greek Isles (1965).

 

11.  Spain, Portugal, Morocco (1970).

 

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX FOUR: TRAVEL SCRAPBOOKS

 

1.  Christmas Caribbean Cruise (1969-1970)

 

2.  Ireland and London (1973)

 

3.  Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (1992)

 

4.  Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland, Scotland, Wales, England (1971)

 

5. Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Egypt) & Greece (1972)

 

6.  Europe by Rail:  France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Andorra, Spain (1974)

 

7.  Turkey:  Istanbul, Bosporus, Buyukada, Bursa, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Laodicea, Pamukkale, Izmir, Ephesus, Canakkale, Pergamum, Troy (1993)

 

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX FIVE: FRAMED PHOTOS & DOCUMENTS

 

1.  St. Meinrad Class Photo (1949)

 

2.  St. Meinrad B.A. Degree Diploma (1949)

 

3.  Archdiocesan Recognition Upon Retirement (1994)

 

4.  Indiana University, Bloomington, M.S. Degree Diploma (1955)

 

5.  St. Louis University, PH.D. Degree Diploma (1960)

 

6. Papal Blessing--PAUL VI--25TH Ordination Anniversary (1974)

 

7. Papal Audience--John Paul II--Rome Sabbatical (1990)

 

8.  Rome Sabbatical Class Photo (1990)

 

9.  Color Portrait (1989)

 

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX SIX: TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHS

 

1.  SOUTHERN SPAIN (LA MANGA) (1998)

 

2.  ROMANIA AND BULGARIA (1998)

 

3.  FINLAND, RUSSIA, AND THE BALTICS (1999)

 

4.  AUSTRALIA (2000)

 

5.  CANADA: QUEBEC, ONTARIO AND NEW BRUNSWICK (2000)

 

6.  GREAT TRAINS OF EUROPE (2001)

 

7.  ACAPULCO, MEXICO (2003); AND
  CANADA BY RAIL: FROM TORONTO TO VANCOUVER, B.C. (2003)

 

8.  CUBA:  A CULTURAL EXCHANGE TOUR (2003)

 

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX SEVEN: TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHS

 

1.   EGYPT:  NILE CRUISE, SINAI DESERT, ST CATHERINE MONASTERY (1999)

 

2.  NEW ZEALAND (2000)

 

3.  ALBANIA (1996)

 

4. AROUND THE WORLD CRUISE (2002)

 

5. MALTA (1997)

 

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX EIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHS

 

ARCHDIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS: CLERGY GRAVE MARKER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN FROM 1988 TO 2005 BY FR. STINEMAN AND FR. JACK W. PORTER

 

1.  VOLUME 1:  INDIANA AND LOCATIONS IN OTHER STATES

 

2.  VOLUME 2:  CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS ONLY

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TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHS

 

3.  ROME, ITALY, JUBILEE FOR PRIESTS (2000); AND
SOUTHERN GERMANY & THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY (2000)

 

4.  INDIA AND NEPAL (1996)

 

5.  POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY (1997)

 

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX NINE: PUBLICATIONS & MANUSCRIPTS

 

1.  ARCHDIOCESAN CLERGY NECROLOGY AND UPDATES

 

2. "ORATE"--ST. MEINRAD SEMINARY PRAYER MANUAL
  (FR. STINEMAN WAS COMPILER AND EDITOR)

 

3.  "NOW WE KNOW"--EPISCOPAL RESIDENCE COAT OF ARMS

 

4.  ST. PAUL, GREENCASTLE, PARISH HISTORY

 

5.  ST. JOHN, INDIANAPOLIS, PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY

 

6.  PH.D. DISSERTATION, ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY

 

7.  BIOGRAPHY OF REV. FREDERIC WILLIAM BURGET, S.T.L.,
  PRIEST OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS
  AND MATERNAL UNCLE OF FR. WILLIAM F. STINEMAN

 

8.  FR. STINEMAN"S LITURGICAL DESK CALENDARS, 1993-2005

 

9.  LETTERS OF CONDOLENCE TO FR. STINEMAN"S RELATIVES AND
  FRIENDS

 

 

RECORD STORAGE BOX TEN: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

 

1.  FATHER STINEMAN"S FIRST FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM

 

2.  STINEMAN FAMILY HISTORY MATERIALS

 

3.  FATHER STINEMAN'S GRADUATE DEGREES FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY
  AND ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY.  Letters and papers required for M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, including B.A. thesis, St. Meinrad College, 1945; transcripts from high schools; transcripts from Mount St. Francis Pro-Seminary and College; transcripts from St. Meinrad; research papers, book reviews, et.al.

 

4.  FATHER STINEMAN'S 45TH ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY PAPERS:  newspaper clippings; 50th ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMS; UNITED STATES PASSPORTS.

 

5.  FATHER STINEMAN'S PERSONAL AND FAMILY PRAYER BOOKS (when they were children)

 

6.  AUDIO-VISUAL RECORDINGS:  (1) Two-hour videotape of Father Stineman's 40th ordination anniversary celebrations at St. John's, Indy: complete liturgy and reception, 11 June 1989.  (2) Open-reel audiotape of the above liturgy.  (3) Audiocassette of Father Stineman's 25th ordination anniversary liturgy, Msgr. Francis Reine, homilist; St. Paul's, Greencastle, 9 June 1974.  (4)  Audiocassette of Father Stineman's 30th ordination anniversary liturgy, Deacon Robert Banet, homilist; St. John's, Indy, 3 June 1979.  (5)  Audiocassette of Mass of Anniversary, composed by John Gates especially for Father Stineman's 40th Anniversary Liturgy at St. John's Indy, 11 June 1989.  (6)  Audiocassette of Board Meeting, Lions Head Condominium Association, at which Father Stineman makes a report at the beginning of the meeting.  (7)  Two CD-Roms: 10 Photos of Father Stineman's mortal remains taken in the Cathedral before the funeral liturgy by Sean Gallagher of the Criterion staff.  AND photos taken by Shawn Gudat at the O'Riley Funeral Home and at the funeral in the Cathedral.

 

7.   CLERGY MORTUARY LIST:  BURIALS LISTED BY CITY AND NAME OF CEMETERY.  Compiled by Father Stineman and Father Jack Porter.

 

8.  OTHER FATHER STINEMAN BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS.  Includes list of
  (1) World Travels, 1957-2005, (2) Death, Funeral & Burial, (3) Newspaper Clippings (photocopies), and (4) Miscellaneous Correspondence.