Received 12/12/97

Documentary film maker seeks information on physical and psychological abuse of children in Catholic schools during 50s and 60s.

At the suggestion of Philip Greven, I am contacting you regarding a documentary film I am producing on physical and psychological abuse in parochial school in the 1950's and 1960's. The film is intended for television and a limited theatrical release. I have been told that the Catholic Church does not publish info on discipline and punishment Does this mean that there are no studies on parochial school education or possibly a comparison of discipline with parochial/public/private schools for that time period? I am most interested and any data on this subject. From my initial questioning of random adults many more attendees of parochial schools from the 1950's and 1960's complain of abuse than those of public schools. Can you assist? My e-mail is I also have a webpage Thanks.

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