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Chronicle of Higher Education Available to Entire CUA Community

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, Catholic History, Collection Management, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Life Sciences, Music, Rare Books, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies, Research Data Services, Semitics/ICOR, Tech Tools and Tips, University Archives

Chronicle.com is your gateway to on campus and remote access to the reputable publication, The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as several e-newsletters, job listings, a blog, and forums for discussions.  This is the essential resource for those who want to keep up with the latest news, trends, facts and figures in higher education.

To set up a personal account that allows you to select newsletters and features that will automatically be received on your desktop, ipad, smartphone, or tablet,  if you are on or off campus, go to Chronicle.com and click on login. Then click on “Create a free Account. Enter and confirm your university e-mail address, then follow the steps on the account setup pages.  Note: The locks will still appear on premium content but you will have access.

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American Religious Responses to the Holocaust Course

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Dr. Maria Mazzenga
Posted in Catholic History, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies, University Archives

The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives and the Catholic University Department of Education announce a new professional development course for Catholic High School teachers to be held on the campus of Catholic University and at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.  The course, American Religious Responses to the Holocaust, will run from July 8-12, 2013.  For details, see American Religious Responses to the Holocaust Course.

Unigenitus cataloging project update

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 by Lenore Rouse
Posted in Catholic History, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Rare Books, Religious Studies

Three hundred early eighteenth-century French and Latin titles from the Albani collection, many of them the only exemplars in the United States, are now cataloged and available to researchers in Rare Books and Special Collections (214 Mullen). A sampling of their content may be found at the RBSC blog:   http://ascendonica.blogspot.com/

Congratulations to our 2013 Mohler Grant Winners!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 by Dr. Maria Mazzenga
Posted in Catholic History, General, Humanities, Religious Studies, University Archives

Deborah Beckel, Ph.D., has been awarded a Mohler grant for her project examining women and the Knights of Labor in the South.  She is the author of Radical Reform: Interracial Politics in Post-Emancipation North Carolina (University of Virginia Press, The American South Series, 2011). Originally from Georgia, Beckel received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, her masters’ degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her Ph.D. from Emory University. She has worked as a librarian and archivist, and as a documentary editor.  A resident of Virginia, she previously taught women’s and gender studies at Sweet Briar College and currently teaches history at Lynchburg College.

For his work examining the Protestant image in the Catholic mind William Cossen will receive a Mohler grant in 2013.  Mr. Cossen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History and a member of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at The Pennsylvania State University, studying under the direction of Philip Jenkins and Amy Greenberg.  His dissertation is currently titled “The Protestant Image in the Catholic Mind,” and it will examine the construction of Protestant identity by American Catholics in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.  Mr. Cossen is the recipient of a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from Emory University in 2008 and a Master of Arts degree with honors in History from Penn State in 2012.

The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives accepts applications for Mohler Travel Grants every year.  For more information on the Mohler Grants, see: http://archives.lib.cua.edu/Mohler.cfm

 

Rare Books launches the Unigenitus collection cataloging project

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 by Lenore Rouse
Posted in Catholic History, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Rare Books, Religious Studies

After some 80 years at CUA, the collection of pamphlets and manuscripts related to the 1713 papal bull Unigenitus is being cataloged in advance of the 300th anniversary of this document, issued by Pope Clement XI to combat the doctrinal errors of Jansenism.

More information on this collection,  once part of  Pope Clement’s library,  may be found on the RBSC blog:

http://ascendonica.blogspot.com/2012/05/unigenitus-101.html

As cataloging progresses more details will be available on specific items in this extensive collection, along with information about the project’s impact on other departmental activities, including possible reading room closures.

 

125th CUA Anniversary Guide to Library Resources now available

Monday, April 30th, 2012 by Anne Marie Hules
Posted in Catholic History, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies, University Archives

This year the Catholic University of America (CUA) celebrates the 125th anniversary of it’s founding.  In honor of this momentous occasion the library has put together a Guide of Library Resources.  The purpose of this guide is to help those interested in the history of CUA to locate information  available in the University Libraries. Please take a look and we hope you find this guide useful.

All libraries closed from Dec. 23rd to Jan. 2nd

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 by Shanyun Zhangs
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, Catholic History, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Life Sciences, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies, University Archives

The University Libraries and Archives will close from Dec. 23rd to Jan. 2nd for the Winter Break. Mullen Library will be open on Tuesday, Jan. 3rd from 9am to 5pm.

For more information, please see Mullen Library Hours.

Congratulations 2011 Mohler Grant Winners

Monday, November 7th, 2011 by Dr. Maria Mazzenga
Posted in Catholic History, General, Humanities, Reference & Instruction, University Archives

The Dorothy Mohler Research Grants help defray research and travel costs for those using the collections at the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives here at the Archives. We are pleased to announce this year’s winners:

John Sharpe, currently an ABD Hagley Fellow in the History Department of the University of Delaware, received a Mohler grant to conduct research in the papers of John Ryan, George Higgins, and John Cort among others, toward the completion of his dissertation, currently titled: “The Owner-Operator Tradition: Reverberations of Catholic Teaching on Productive Property from the Early Republican Through and Beyond the Progressive Eras.” Mr. Sharpe is a 1993 distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in English, and emphases in political thought and history. Following graduation from Annapolis, he graduated from Naval Nuclear Power School (Orlando, Fla.), Naval Prototype Training (Charleston, S.C.), and Naval Submarine School (Groton, Conn.). Following his naval career, he received his Master of Arts in History from Old Dominion University (2010).

Robert N. Gross, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received a Mohler grant to conduct research in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/National Catholic Welfare Conference and the National Catholic Education Association records. Mr. Gross specializes in American social, legal, and educational history. His research is toward the completion of his dissertation, titled “Regulating the Educational Marketplace: School Competition and Choice in the Urban North, 1870-1929.” The project explores how public officials, intellectuals, parents, and children navigated and responded to the dramatic growth of urban Roman Catholic parochial schools in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Finding Aid for the National Catholic Community Service Records

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 by
Posted in Catholic History, Library's Home page, University Archives

Finding aid, or collection guide, now available for the National Catholic Community Service (NCCS) Records. NCCS was the Catholic component of the United Service Organization (USO) from 1940 to 1980.
It worked to serve the spiritual, social, educational, and recreational needs of the military and defense workers and their families through the efforts of both professional personnel and volunteers at home and overseas.

Three New Research Guides

Friday, April 8th, 2011 by Dustin Booher
Posted in Catholic History, Religious Studies

We have recently published three guides for Religious Studies and Canon Law.

  • The Patristics guide contains plenty of helpful links to print and online resources for the study of the Church Fathers- including several editions of the primary texts in their original languages and in translation, both in print and online.
  • In preparation of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, we have created a resource to help readers sift through the council documents and the plethora of secondary sources describing the history and the impact of the council.
  • While it may not get as much press as its later brother, the Council of Trent was a significant force in shaping the church for the next four centuries.  This guide provides links to the council documents as well as historical and biographical sources to help put it in context.

Special thanks to Samantha Saporito for her work on these guides.