The Catholic University of America

Digitized Online Collections

In 2001 The Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) was awarded a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the 2001 National Leadership Grants for Libraries program. WRLC's Digital Collections Production Center (DCPC) was a collaborative facility that provided digital conversion services in a production environment for WRLC member universities. The DCPC provided staff and systems to manage digitizing projects, scan materials, and enter descriptive information developed in conjunction with library staff.


   ACUA Photograph Collection
   Selected Images and Prints of The Catholic University of America
This collection includes photographic collections from the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. These collections contain images and prints of the Catholic University of America buildings and grounds, faculty, students, and University community from different periods of it's history. So far, this collection contains images from the 1890's and 1917 - 1921; additional images will be continually added to this collection.

   Brooks-Queen Family Collection
The Brooks - Queen Family Collection (1773-1979) documents the activities of members of two Washington families of the nineteenth century.

   The Cardinal Yearbook

    Yearbook of The Catholice University of America (CUA), 1916-2011.

   Catholic Educational Exhibit, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago

Consists of 50 photographs documenting the building, hall, and alcoves where Catholic educational institutions displayed objects and printed material from 1892-1893 during the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.
   Fenian Brotherhood Collection
A collection consisting of mostly letters which touch upon major conflicts and points of debate within the Fenians in the 1860s.
Fenton (Joseph Clifford ) Diaries
Diaries of Catholic priest Joseph Clifford Fenton during the years of 1948-1966. Most deal with Fenton's trips to Rome to participate in the Second Vatican Council.
First Vatican Council Photograph Album
This collection consists of a leather-bound album containing 30 pages of carte de visite albumen prints. This album features prints of Pope Pius IX, and 730 cardinals, patriarchs, primates, archbishops, bishops, and abbots who attended the Vatican Council I from 1869-1870.

   Jones, ('Mother' Mary Harris) Collection

   Correspondence, telegrams, newspaper clippings, and published materials.       

   Mitchell (John) Photographic Collection

The photographs, 1898-1924, entail many portraits of important people, such as Clarence Darrow and Theodore Roosevelt, as well as significant events like the 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike. There are also photographs illustrating mining techniques of the time, featuring the Beech Flats Coal Company and the Kehota Mining Company.
   O'Connell (Robert L.) Digital Collection
The Robert Lincoln O'Connell papers, which include letters, postcards, photographs, and publications, document the service of an Irish-American soldier who served as a combat engineer in the First Division of the American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.) in the First World War.
   Powderly (Terence Vincent) Photographic Prints
Labor leader and civil servant Powderly was also an avid and talented amateur photographer.

   The Tower Newspaper Archive Online

    Catholic University's student newspaper, from 1922 to 2012.

   Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact

A Catholic comic book, published 1946-1972, and  fondly remembered by generations of parochial school students.
   Ursuline Convent, Charlestown, Mass., Collection
This collection documents the ministry of the Ursulines of Quebec in Boston area during the years 1833-1903.
   USCCB Lantern Slide Collection
A collection of slides detailing USCCB's work with veterans of the First and Second World Wars in the United States.

 

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