Special Collections consists of four distinct parts which include the Rare Books, Museum, University Archives, and Manuscript Collections. The Rare Books Collections contain approximately 70,000 volumes, which range from medieval documents to first editions of twentieth century authors. The Manuscript Collection, also known as the American Catholic History Collection, collects personal papers and institutional records which document the heritage and history of the American Catholic people.
Children of the Front
Images from the National Catholic Welfare Conference/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops records on activities conducted to assist children in Europe during the Second World War.Learn More
Wartime Religious Services
Images from the National Catholic Welfare Conference/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops records on religious activities conducted in Europe during the First World War.Learn More
American Catholics in the World War
The Archivist’s Nook: American Catholics and the First World War, a review of recently digitized materials related to Catholic activities during the war.Learn More