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Collect, preserve, make accessible the records of the American Catholic people, Catholic University of America, and our Rare Books and Museum collections.
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As draws nearer, we are starting to encounter more ghosts and ghouls lurking in the stacks. Join us, if you dare, as we uncover the spooky tale behind this skeleton:
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 18
No contest! And you are always so welcoming when we visit your office.
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 18
Today, we hosted students to discuss using social media for public history. What better way to learn this than with the ever-loyal Pixie? She is the only puppy we want! Learn more about Pixie's faithful human, Terence V. Powderly:
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 17
Replying to @CUAarchives
St. Teresa provided this signed copy to Eileen Egan, a close friend and coworker, whose collection of Mother Teresa documents are one of two such collections in our holdings. Learn more about them both:
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 17
40 years ago on October 17, 1979, Mother Teresa was announced as the recipient of the ! This signed copy of her acceptance speech was delivered in Oslo later in December.
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 16
Congratulations, ! We're excited for our local team to head to ! The last time a DC team went to the Series was 1933, not long after these were playing!
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 11
Replying to @CatholicUniv
I am My dear Lord Archbishop, Your Grace's humble and affectionate Servant, John H. Card. Newman"
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 11
Replying to @CatholicUniv
"It leads me in simple gratitude, were I not already bound by faith and brotherly love, to pray for an abundant blessing from above on a design so necessary for the growth and stability of the Church in the vast regions which Divine Providence has opened upon her.
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 11
Replying to @CatholicUniv
"...still I may be allowed by your Grace and the other members of the Board briefly to express my deep sense of the singular honour they have done me by introducing into their Appeal a quotation from what I wrote years ago upon the subject of Universities.
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 11
Replying to @CatholicUniv
"...will rejoice the hearts of all educated Catholics in these Islands. With this thought before me, I cannot help feeling it to be out of place to notice what is merely personal to myself...
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 11
Replying to @CatholicUniv
"At a time when there is so much in this part of the world to depress and trouble us as to our religious prospects, the tidings which your circular conveys of the actual commencement of so great an undertaking on the other side of the Ocean on the part of the Church...
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 11
Replying to @CatholicUniv
"Oct. 10, 1885 My dear Lord Archbishop, I have welcomed with the warmest interest the eloquent appeal of your University Board to the Catholics of the United States, which has come to me from America through the kindness of an anonymous friend.
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 11
Replying to @CatholicUniv
Upon learning of a financial appeal sent out in 1885 by Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore, Newman wrote to Gibbons, praising the effort to open a national Catholic university. Transcription below!
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 11
This Sunday, Oct. 13, John Henry Newman will be canonized! In our collections, we hold an 1885 letter written by Newman regarding the founding of !
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 9
Replying to @MarysShrine
As for his 1979 visit as Pope John Paul II? Well, we have even more information about that visit and other papal visits in our blog:
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 9
Replying to @MarysShrine
Why DC? School of Philosophy Dean, Jude Doughtery, invited him to visit campus and provide a talk!
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 9
From : "What can you tell us about John Paul II's visits to CUA before and after being elected Pope?" In 1976, then-Cardinal Karol Wojtyła visited the US to attend the World Eucharist Congress in Philadelphia with a stop in DC. Here is he pictured at .
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 8
Replying to @cuaphysics
Pictured in the 1964 CUA Bulletin, Cowan's work on the neutrino continued during his tenure at (1958-1974). We are honored to hold his papers, which can be viewed here:
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CatholicU Special Collections Oct 8
Congratulations to this year's winners in the in Physics! that long-time professor, Clyde Cowan, co-discovered the neutrino with Frederick Reines in 1956? Cowan sadly passed away in 1974, but Reines received the 1995 Nobel for this discovery.
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McCourt School Oct 4
On Monday, along with exhibited Mexico's original Plan de Iguala. This historic event brought together many members of the Latinx community throughout DC.
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