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Catholic University of America



  • Existence: 1887
  • Existence: 1889

Biographical / Historical

The Catholic University of America, located in Washington, D.C., is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. Established by the body of U.S. Catholic bishops with the support of Pope Leo XIII, it was legally incorporated on April 19, 1887, and was formally opened on November 13, 1889.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur J. Riley Papers

Identifier: RIL
Scope and Content

Correspondence, notes, and drafts of manuscripts regarding the organization and subsequent history of San Salvador Council, No. 1, Knights of Columbus, New Haven, Connecticut, established in 1882; the history of the Knights of Columbus in Connecticut; early councils of the Knights of Columbus; and the financial difficulties of Catholic University in 1904. Correspondents include Thomas T. McAvoy, CSC. These papers seem to have been separated from Fr McAvoy's papers.

Dates: [ca.1950]-1955

Charles Curran Boycott Papers

Identifier: ZDN
Scope and Content

Mimeographed pamphlet, poster, press statement; spirit duplicator handouts; and clippings having to do with the boycott in support of Fr. Charles Curran at the Catholic University of America in 1967.

Dates: 1967

Edward Cashman Papers

Identifier: CSH
Scope and Content

Papers of Edward Cashman, 1947-1985; consisting of musical scores with music and sometimes lyrics by Edward Cashman; photocopies of programs from musicals produced at Notre Dame during his student years; 1940 yearbook from Spalding Institute, Peoria; mimeographed scripts from shows produced at Catholic University of America; "Syllabus of Speech Sounds" from CUA; and correspondence concerning his musical "I Will, I Will", 1973.

Dates: 1943-1985.