“American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present” – Thursday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Caldwell Auditorium

Picture1The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (CUA), in conjunction with The American Catholic History Research Center & University Archives (CUA) and the Office of Migration and Refugee Policy (USCCB), will be hosting a conference entitled American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present on Thursday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. The purpose o the conference is to “bring historians and policy experts together to compare how Catholics in the United States have responded to new immigrant groups, from the nineteenth century to the present.” Three expert panels will discuss such issues as national policy debates, culture and religious life, and immigrant workers.

For more information, including a detailed schedule of events and a link to R.s.v.p., please visit the event website.

Finding Aid for AOH Collection

Our 182nd online finding aid, for the small collection of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) now available. The AOH is a Catholic, Irish-American fraternal organization founded in New York City in 1836.  It remains active today aiding newly arrived Irish immigrants, both socially and politically, and is at the forefront of issues such as immigration reform, economic incentives, human rights, right to life, and peace in Ireland. Records include membership flyers, event programs, issues of the National Hibernian Digest, digital photographs, as well as completed membership applications, notebooks, and account ledgers for the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Thanks to Paul Kelly for his work in organizing this collection.

Finding Aid/Guide for Thomas More Society of America records

Finding Aid/Collection Guide for the records of the Thomas More Society of America. The society confers regularly with scholars, lawyers, judges, and other public figures. They believe that More,  immortalized in literature and stage as “A Man for All Seasons,” faced issues familiar in the twenty first century, including privacy rights, personal freedom, and public responsibility. Records include board of directors minutes, correspondence, financial reports, publications, and photographs.