The Catholic University of America History Department

History has been taught almost since the founding of The Catholic University of America, with courses on church history offered since 1892. The history of the University’s department of history is a mirror into the past of an institution that has always been profiting from an inspiring tension between church and world, between priests and laymen. This story has not been told yet but it will provide us with profound insights into the identity of the University, insights essential for its future. 

The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, together with CUA Department of History invite researchers, students, alumni and everybody interested in the history of the Catholic University of America, to explore and study primary sources related to the history of teaching and studying history at CUA in the context of the 20th century. 


See Introduction to begin exhibit.