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About the Catholic News Archive

This digitizing program is inspired by conversations with scholars, students, consultants, librarians, archivists, granting agencies, historians, business owners, clergy, religious, and the leaders of other professional organizations from spring 2009 through fall 2011. Stakeholders have been consistent: in addition to providing discovery of uncommon Catholic scholarly resources and collections, providing access to the thing itself is imperative. CRRA turned to its Scholars Advisory Committee to identify singular collections that are not digitized but of high value to a wide scholarly base. It identified three primary targets:

With participation and support from the Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists (ACDA), the Catholic Library Association (CLA) and Atla, CRRA is taking the lead to digitize historical Catholic newspapers.

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