University Archives

Exhibition Commemorating CUA’s First Original Musical

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Access Services, General, Library's Home page, Music, University Archives

Exhibition Title: When Yankee Doodle Came to Town

Where: May Gallery, Mullen Library

When: April – August, 2014

In 1939, CUA’s newly formed Department of Speech and Drama mounted an original musical, Yankee Doodle Boy.  The show portrayed the life of George M. Cohan, a legend of the American musical stage, and used for the first time the now standard device of telling a composer’s life through his own music.  Generating a photo spread in Life Magazine, inspiring the 1942 motion picture Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney; and bringing national attention to the university, CUA’s musical was a hit!

With photographs, memorabilia, and contemporary accounts, this exhibit, created by the CUA University Libraries, tells the little-known story of the production and the people who made it happen.

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, Humanities, 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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Finding Aid for The Cardinal Yearbook Collection

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New finding aid/guide, with links to PDFs of pre 1950 issues of the Cardinal Yearbook.  

 

Revised Finding Aid for Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact

Friday, January 10th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

The Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact comic book collection now has a revised finding aid/guide that includes links to online PDF scans for the years 1964-1972, which had not previously been available.

New Web Article about Linna Bresette of the NCWC

Monday, January 6th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in University Archives

New Web Article about Linna Bresette of the NCWC, see The Social Welfare History Project.  Ms. Bresette (1882-1960) was a teacher, woman’s advocate, and Catholic social reformer.

 

 

Finding Aid/Guide to the Patrick J. Healy Papers

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in University Archives

New finding aid/collection guide available for the papers of Theology professor Patrick Joseph Healy (d. 1937).

Press Release Highlights Mother Teresas Collections in Archives

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

CUA Public Affairs press release highlights two Mother Teresa related collections in Archives.

Finding Aid/Guide to Co-Workers of Mother Teresa in America

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New Finding Aid/Collection Guide to the records of the Co-Workers of Mother Teresa in America. Inspired by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, the American Co-Workers were inaugurated in New York City in 1971 as an affiliate to the Missionaries. Membership was ecumenical and efforts focused on administering to the poor in areas where the Missionaries of Charity were not present. This one relates closely to another collection, Eileen Egan’s Mother Teresa Collection.

Finding Aid/Guide to Lois Schmidt Collection

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New finding aid/collection guide for the collection of CUA Alum Lois G. Schmidt.

Finding aid/guide for papers of Bishop Charles W. Currier

Monday, November 25th, 2013 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New finding aid, collection guide for the papers of Bishop Charles W. Currier. He was a colorful figure, born in the West Indies to US and Dutch parents and affiliated with both NY and DC. He was a prolific writer and speaker once accursed of plagiarism by Lew Wallace (author of Ben Hur, gov of NM who hunted Billy the Kid, and Union General). Currier was also a great advocate of rights for Indians and a proponent of Pan Americanism. He served briefly as Bishop of Matanzas in Cuba.