The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives preserves not only the institutional memory of the Catholic University of America but also the documentary heritage of the American Catholic people. In addition to University records, the archives houses the papers and organizational records of hundreds of historically significant Catholics and Catholic organizations, particularly those related to Catholic involvement in the history of American labor, as well as more than 5,000 museum objects. Archives staff are happy to assist researchers, students, faculty, and staff in locating the materials they need and assist them in managing their records.

Featured Collections

  • Nun with three small children during World War One

    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.

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  • Religious service in a partially destroyed building during World War One

    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.

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  • Poster Celebrating Women War Workers, 1918

    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.

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  • Catholic Chaplains Training School, Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky, 1918

    Explore on HistoryPin

    Explore where documents and images related to Catholic participation in World War One activities originated on world maps. 

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