Heritage of Catholic University: John Sweet's 2002 Public History course explored Catholic University's history that led to its opening in 1889 and relationship with the Brookland neighborhood. The finished site's home page lists six topics: Founding, Growth, Prominence, Biographies, Traditions, and Maps and Multimedia.
Historic Music of Catholic University: Catholic University has a great many pieces of music written to celebrate the University and inspire its community in sports, social events, and ceremonial occasions. Most are original compositions by Catholic University students and faculty.
Sworn to be Free: Irish Nationalism, 1860-1921: The Easter Rising or Rebellion of April 1916 against British rule in Ireland is marked by this exhibit spotlighting some of the many threads of Irish Nationalism preserved in the Catholic University Archives.
Turning Toward a New Century: What Does it mean to be Catholic and American The question of faith encountering culture has played out over two millennia. Perhaps at no time in the United States did it seem so urgent than at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. America was transforming from a rural second class power into an urban industrial player in world politics. The American Catholic people struggled to reconcile their European ancestries with their American birthright. For them the question, “What does it mean to be Catholic and American?," was especially pressing.
The Joy of Collecting: The Strishock Print Collection: This digital exhibit displays an eclectic mix of etchings, paintings, and wood block prints acquired through collecting clubs and subscription groups and purchased by Daniel and Joan M. Strishock. The Strishock's donated this collection to The Catholic University of American in 1968 and it features a variety of subjects, themes, and artists.
Vatican Council II Collections and Resources: The American Catholic History Center and University Archives celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council with this site uniting all of our Vatican II collections. Here one may find a guide to our manuscript and AV holdings to expedite resource discovery.
Monsignor Johannes Quasten: This exhibit details the life and legacy of Monsignor Johannes Quasten, a pillar of the Catholic University community and distinguished patristics scholar who made his mark in teaching, writing, and archaeology. Msgr. Quasten served as Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies from 1945 to 1949.
Upon This Granite Block: The title of this exhibit alludes to the famous Bible verse in which Jesus proclaims, "upon this rock I will build My church." To commemorate the centennial of the laying of the foundation stone for the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on September 23, 1920, this exhibit delves into the early history of the Shrine—from its inception up until the intermission in its construction beginning in 1931.