Newspapers

CHRC holds one of the largest collections of Catholic newspapers in the United States. These newspapers were collected by the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia which was founded in 1886 to collect material documenting the history of Catholicism in the United States.

The newspaper collection contains Catholic newspapers from throughout the United States as well as some Catholic newspapers from Canada, England, Ireland, France and Italy.  The collection contains over 300 titles, representing 35 states and the District of Columbia, and covers the period primarily from the 1820’s through the 1940’s. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1840’s through the 1920’s.

Click here for information about Catholic newspapers in Philadelphia.

 

CHRC’s periodical collection, which includes over 600 titles, is comprised mainly of scholarly journals and magazines with a theological, historical, and/or local focus. These journals were collected by the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia which was founded in 1886 to collect material documenting the history of Catholicism in the United States.

 

Search the collection via our online catalog.

 

 

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