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The Archivist’s Nook: African American History? You’re Standing On It

It’s African American History Month, and we’ve got all kinds of  African-American history here at The Catholic University of America. In fact, you’re standing on it.  The original 65 acres purchased by the U.S. Catholic Bishops to found the University is rife with African American history.  It didn’t start out that way.  Initially, the first Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Digital Footprints of Blue and Gray

The Catholic University of America (CUA) did not yet exist during the time of the Civil War (1861-1865). However, the land that would eventually house CUA and the surrounding Brookland community experienced some of the war’s bitterness, though thankfully little in the way of bloodshed. On the northern end of the present CUA campus behind Read More

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