An inventory of the Catholic University of American Cardinal Yearbook Collection at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


Contact Information:

Mailing Address: The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064

Telephone: 202-319-5065

Email: lib-archives@cua.edu

URL: http://archives.lib.cua.edu/


Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: The Catholic University of America
Title: Cardinal Yearbook
Dates: 1916-2011
Extent: 91 volumes, 9 linear feet
Abstract: The Cardinal Yearbook has been published since 1916 except for a few years due to the world wars.
Collection Number:
Language: English

Historical Note

Established as a Vatican chartered graduate and research center, The Catholic University of America officially opened as an institution of higher education in 1889. New York and Philadelphia had been considered as possible sites but the nation's capital, with its national and political importance, was chosen on sixty six acres of land incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1887. Bishop John J. Keane of Richmond, Virginia, was appointed rector of the new institution with the original curriculum consisting of philosophy, literature, and various branches of theology. In 1900, Catholic University was among fourteen institutions offering doctoral instruction that formed the Association of American Universities.

In the twentieth century Catholic University is a private and coeducational university with about seven thousand students almost equally divided between graduate and undergraduate. There are eleven schools: architecture and planning, arts and sciences, canon law, engineering, law, Metropolitan College, music, nursing, philosophy, social service, and theology and religious studies with about seventy bachelor's programs, one hundred master's programs, and about 60 doctoral programs. The Archbishop of Washington is the Chancellor of Catholic University and there is a forty eight person Board of Trustees, which includes twenty four clerics. There have been fifteen presidents (known as rectors until 1968), three of them laymen including the current president (since 2010) John Garvey.

Catholic University added undergraduate education in 1904 and the first yearbook, known as The Cardinal Yearbook, was created in 1916. It has been published ever since though it was on hiatus for a few years, 1918-1919 and 1944-1947, due to the world wars. It has also changed size and shape a few times though it has on average been about nine by eleven inches and two hundred fifty pages.

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Scope and Contents

The Catholic University Archives generally retains three copies of each yearbook, though with some extrac copies for certain years. A reference set is kept in the Archives reading room for ready asscess while the other two copies are shelved in the Archives stacks area. There are 90 volumes for 1916-2011 though volume 51 for 1972 has two separate parts.

In 2012-2013, the WRLC Digital Practices Committee completed a consortium-wide digitization project, preserving the yearbooks of all the member institutions in digital form. These were scanned for digital preservation into the TIFF lossless format, and PDFs have been created for public access. There are links in the volume record below to these digital copies.

As historical objects, yearbooks can reflect the customs and perspectives of their times. Some of the images and language in these yearbooks may be seen as offensive to contemporary viewers. We have chosen to leave all of the digitized images intact as part of the historical record, though as with other records and objects in our archive, we do not necessarily endorse the views as depicted in the archival materials we make available to the public.

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Arrangement

The Cardinal Yearbook Collection consists of one series.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by various university offices and alumni.

Processing Information

Processing completed in 2012 by Willima John Shepherd. EAD markup completed in 2012 by William John Shepherd. Additional contributions by Mike Dobbs in 2014 and Maria Mazzenga in 2019. Digital archival object links updated in 2015 by Paul Kelly.

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Related Material

125th Anniversary

Annual Report

Catholic University Magazine

Fact Book

Tower Archive Online

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
Cardinal James Gibbons

Organizations:
The Catholic University of America

Places:
Washington, D.C.

Subjects:
Higher Education


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Bibliography

Ahern, Patrick H. The Catholic University of America, 1887-1896, The Rectorship of John J. Keane, Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1948.

Barry, Coleman J. The Catholic University of Amercia, 1903-1909, The Rectorship of Denis J. O'Connell. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1950.

Dixon, Blaze R. "The Catholic University of America, 1909-1928, The Rectorship of Thomas Joseph Shahan." Ph.D. The Catholic University of America, 1972.

Ellis, John Tracy. The Formative Years of The Catholic University of America. Washington, DC: American Catholic Historical Association, 1946.

Hogan, Peter E. The Catholic University of America, 1896-1903, The Rectorship of Thomas J. Conaty. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1949.

Hoge, Dean, et.al. One Hundred Years of Sociology: Scholarship, Research, and Service, 1895-1995. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Department of Sociology, 1996.

Kuntz, Frank. Undergraduate Days, 1904-1908, The Catholic University of America. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1958.

Malesky, Robert P. The Catholic University of America: A Photographic History. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2010.

Maroon, Fred J. Century Ended, Century Begun: The Catholic University of America. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1990.

Meagher, Timothy J., and Shepherd, William John. "The Local Church from the National Perspective: Collecting American Catholic History at the Catholic University of America," U.S. Catholic Historian, (16:1), Winter 1998, 93-114.

Nuesse, C. Joseph. "Segregation and Desegregation at The Catholic University of America," Washington History, (9:1), Spring/Summer 1997, 54-70.

Nuesse, C. Joseph. The Catholic University of America: A Centennial History. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1990.

Nuesse, C. Joseph. "The Introduction of the Social Sciences in The Catholic University of America, 1895-1909," Social Thought, (XII:2), Spring 1986, 30-43.

Nuesse, C. Joseph. "The Thrust of Legal Education at The Catholic University of America, 1895-1954," Catholic University Law Review, (35:1), Fall 1985, 33-77.

Ross, Bruce M. "Development of Psychology at The Catholic University of America," Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, (82:3), September 1994, 133-159.

Willis, Warren. "The Reorganization of The Catholic University of America During the Rectorship of James Hugh Ryan, 1928-1935." Ph.D. diss, The Catholic University of America, 1971.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Cardinal Yearbook, 1916-2011
The yearbook was not published in 1918-1919 nor in 1944-1947 due to the world wars.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 1, 1916
Volume
226 pages. 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Fragile condition.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 2, 1917
Volume
236 pages. 8.5 x 10.5 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 3, 1920
Volume
198 pages. 8 x 10.75 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 4, 1921
Volume
192 pages. 8.87 x 11 inches. Photocopy only.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 5, 1922
Volume
192 pages. 8.25 x 10.75 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 6, 1923
Volume
210 pages. 8.25 x 10.75 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 7, 1924
Volume
260 pages. 8.25 x 11 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 8, 1925
Volume
250 pages. 8.25 x 11 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 9, 1926
Volume
240 pages. 8.25 x 11 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 10, 1927
Volume
252 pages. 8.25 x 11 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 11, 1928
Volume
256 pages. 8.25 x 11 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 12, 1929
Volume
202 pages. 8.25 x 11 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 13, 1930
Volume
238 pages. 8.25 x 10.75 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 14, 1931
Volume
232 pages. 8.25 x 10.75 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 15, 1932
Volume
228 pages. 8.25 x 10.75 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 16, 1933
Volume
212 pages. 8 x 10.75 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 17, 1934
Volume
210 pages. 8 x 10.75 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 18, 1935
Volume
224 pages. 8 x 11 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 19, 1936
Volume
162 pages. 9.25 x 12.5 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 20, 1937
Volume
132 pages. 9.25 x 12.5 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 21, 1938
Volume
126 pages. 12.5 x 9.5 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 22, 1939
Volume
116 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 23, 1940
Volume
122 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 24, 1941
Volume
122 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 25, 1942
Volume
114 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook (Spring), 1943
Volume
116 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook (Autumn), 1943
Volume
64 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 27, 1948
Volume
162 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 28, 1949
Volume
202 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 29, 1950
Volume
270 pages. 9.5 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 30, 1951
Volume
194 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 31, 1952
Volume
162 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 32, 1953
Volume
162 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 33, 1954
Volume
210 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 34, 1955
Volume
174 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 35, 1956
Volume
208 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 36, 1957
Volume
204 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 37, 1958
Volume
218 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 38, 1959
Volume
166 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 39, 1960
Volume
198 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 40, 1961
Volume
198 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 41, 1962
Volume
210 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 42, 1963
Volume
226 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 43, 1964
Volume
242 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 44, 1965
Volume
242 pages. 12.25 x 9.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 45, 1966
Volume
240 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 46, 1967
Volume
272 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 47, 1968
Volume
224 pages. 11.25 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 48, 1969
Volume
234 pages. 9.75 x 9.5 inches. Not sequentially numbered, also two oversize poster inserts on inside back cover.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 49, 1970
Volume
224 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 50, 1971
Volume
228 pages. 11 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 51-1, 1972
Volume
172 pages. 9.5 x 10.5 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 51-2, 1972
Volume
72 pages. 9.5 x 10.5 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 52, 1973
Volume
240 pages. 8.75 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 53, 1974
Volume
304 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 54, 1975
Volume
280 pages. 9.5 x 10.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 55, 1976
Volume
288 pages. 9.5 x 10.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 56, 1977
Volume
240 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook Insert, 1977
Volume
24 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 57, 1978
Volume
296 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 58, 1979
Volume
304 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 59, 1980
Volume
288 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 60, 1981
Volume
304 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 61, 1982
Volume
296 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 62, 1983
Volume
304 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 63, 1984
Volume
304 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 64, 1985
Volume
304 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 65, 1986
Volume
304 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 66, 1987
Volume
304 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 67, 1988
Volume
304 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 68, 1989
Volume
304 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 69, 1990
Volume
320 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 70, 1991
Volume
256 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 71, 1992
Volume
304 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 72, 1993
Volume
320 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 73, 1994
Volume
160 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 74, 1995
Volume
74 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 75, 1996
Volume
224 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 76, 1997
Volume
232 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 77, 1998
Volume
272 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 78, 1999
Volume
240 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 79, 2000
Volume
200 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 80, 2001
Volume
200 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 81, 2002
Volume
225 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 82, 2003
Volume
232 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 83, 2004
Volume
248 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 84, 2005
Volume
130 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 85, 2006
Volume
200 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 86, 2007
Volume
200 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 87, 2008
Volume
152 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 88, 2009
Volume
200 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 89, 2010
Volume
200 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.
Cardinal Yearbook, Volume 90, 2011
Volume
120 pages. 8.75 x 11.25 inches.

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