The Archivist’s Nook: “The Road Goes On” – The Making of the Tolkien Exhibit

Every year, on the week of the 22nd day of September, the passionate community of J.R.R. Tolkien’s enthusiasts gather together all around the world to pay tribute to the creator of Middle-earth. This date wasn’t selected arbitrarily. On September 22nd,  Bilbo and Frodo famously celebrate their concurrent birthday in the first chapter of The Lord Read More

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Digital Scholarship Fundamentals Workshops Fall Schedule

The University Libraries and the Department of Library and Information Science are offering a series of workshops this semester. The theme of the workshops is text data mining. Text data mining is the process of extracting valuable insights and patterns from unstructured textual data using various computational and statistical techniques to analyze and interpret this Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook:  Digital Dreams – New Deal and Postwar Era Labor Collections  

A previous blog post recounted CatholicU’s Gilded Age and Progressive Era Labor Collections, part of Special Collections that includes materials from the New Deal and Postwar Era. These include the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), 1935-1955; three high ranking CIO officials, Phillip Murray, John Brophy, and Harry C. Read; and Joseph Daniel Keenan of the Read More

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Lincoln’s God

Joshua Zeitz has written an excellent book on Abraham Lincoln and his faith. Lincoln’s God: How Faith Transformed a President and a Nation “chronicles Abraham Lincoln’s evolution from a spiritual skeptic to an evangelical Christian believer, which played an instrumental role on the battlefield of the Civil War and home front, and in the corridors Read More

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Library Tours and Research Help

Welcome back to campus students! Tour Mullen Library Next week, Tuesday, September 5th through Friday, September 8th at Noon, join us in the lobby to get a short tour of Mullen Library and learn about the resources we offer! Acing Research Throughout September we will have sessions on different aspects of research to help you Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Rare opportunities at Rare Books

Our guest blogger is Alexus Eudell, a graduate student in Library and Information Science (LIS) at the Catholic University of America, who completed her LIS practicum at the Rare Books in the Summer of 2023. I began my internship with the Rare Books department with Alex Audziayuk, the Rare Books Librarian, on June 7, 2023. Read More

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Mullen It Over – September Issue

The September issue of Mullen It Over is now out. View the full post for more information.

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Making Better Decisions

Making better decisions is a concern we all have. In The Yellow Pad: Making Better Decisions in an Uncertain World, Robert Rubin, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and co-chairman of Goldman Sachs, offers this guide for anyone looking to make better decisions in life, work and public policy against the backdrop of a fundamentally uncertain world. Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Consequor – Rare Books Acquisitions, 2022-2023

Several previous blog posts have highlighted select rare book acquisitions via purchase on an annual basis since the department joined Special Collections in 2019. The most recent reporting year, which ended April 30, 2023, saw three very significant additions. This was assisted in part by the welcome promotion of Alex Audziayuk from Rare Books Technician, Read More

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Summer Mullen Library Exhibit: Spotlight on Success

On display in the May Gallery now is our Summer 2023 exhibit, Spotlight on Success: Luminary Alumni. Since its founding in 1887 as a graduate institution, The Catholic University of America has added many new programs and concentrations. Our student body has grown to include more undergraduates and the student body has become much more Read More

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