University Archives

New Digital Content from Archives Available

Friday, June 27th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

CUA press release highlights new digital content available online from three archive collections: Young Catholic Messenger, Msgr. Joseph Fenton, and Iturbide-Kearney.

Finding Aid for Young Catholic Messenger

Monday, June 16th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New finding aid/collection guide for the Young Catholic Messenger.  It was  the flagship publication of Catholic George Pflaum Publishing Company of Dayton, Ohio, 1885-1970. Pflaum produced religious and civic themed reading materials distributed to students in the Catholic parochial schools, which later included the Junior Catholic Messenger, Our Little Messenger, and the Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact.

Finding Aid for Changing Spirituality Project

Monday, June 16th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

We have a new finding aid/collection guide, for the digital only collection of The Changing Spirituality of Emerging Adults Project.  This was developed in 2008 by Dr. Dean R. Hoge of the Department of Sociology at CUA as a means of studying issues involving emerging adults in the United States so as to provide religious leaders with information on how to better minister to this age group. It includes essays, commentaries, and case studies.  Thanks to Chris Burroughs and Mike Dobbs for their work.

Revised finding aid with digital links for J. Fenton Diaries

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

We now have a revised finding aid/collection guide, with links to digital materials, from the Joseph Fenton Diaries. There are eleven diaries, 1948-1966 by Fenton, Dean of Theology at CUA and editor of the American Ecclesiastical Review. These includes his trips to Rome during Vatican II. Thanks to our scanning team of Mike Dobbs, Paul Kelly, Raymond Moore, Shane MacDonald, and Chris Burroughs who used the WRLC Zeutschel to do the work.

Revised Finding aid with digital links for Iturbide

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

We now have a revised finding aid with links to the digital scans for the Iturbide-Kearney Family Collection, which contains original documents from the Iturbide family from Emperor Iturbide I’s reign until the death of his grandson Augustin Iturbide III. It also includes correspondence, Mexican governmental documents, military medals and coins, newspapers, magazines, and portraits. The Kearney portion contains correspondence from Louise Kearney, Augustin Iturbide III’s wife as well as early family correspondence and portraits.

Finding Aid/Guide for Frances Nevins Collection

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

Finding aid/collection guide now available for the collection of Frances Nevins (Sr. Christine Mary of the Holy Spirit, OCD). Compiled by Joan Ward Mullaney, author of the biography, Frances Nevins: Mid-20th Century Carmelite Friend, Scholar, Wife, Nun and Mystic (2013), it includes testimonials on Nevins’s life, as well many of the nun’s personal writings and effects. Thanks to Shane MacDonald for his processing work.

Archives Newsletter for 2014 Online

Friday, April 25th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

The Archives Newsletter for 2014 is now online. Thanks to co-editors Paul Kelly and Mike Dobbs for their excellent work.

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.