The CARA Fall Meeting took place November 7, 2019 at St. James Commons, thanks to the hospitality of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and their historiographer & CARA member, Newland Smith. In addition to approving the revised by-laws, CARA members took in two presentations related to planning, implementing, and sharing collections of digitized photographs.
|Virginia Jung, OSB and Kristin Gravelin take note of Malachy McCarthy's talk on best practices for digitization.|
Andrew Bullen, of the Illinois State Library, introduced meeting attendees to the Illinois Digital Archive, an initiative which currently houses 170 individual collections of material related to Illinois and Illinois history. www.idaillinois.org
|CARA members learn from Andrew Bullen how their organizations can participate in the Illinois Digital Archive.|
|Since 2000, the Illinois Digital Archives has been providing access to collections of local cultural heritage organizations.|
|Rebekah McFarland and all of CARA benefit from our colleagues like Andrew Bullen who bring their enthusiasm for their work to our gatherings.|
Upcoming Event at Newberry Library
Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar
Nuns in the World: U.S. Catholic Sisters and Education for Social Justice in the Postwar Decades
Darra Mulderry, Providence College
Friday, December 6, 2019
3 pm to 5 pm
Albion College; the Cushwa Center for the Study of American
Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame; University of Illinois at Chicago;
and Wheaton College.
In the mid-1950s, a national committee of Catholic sisters with Ph.Ds launched a grassroots movement to educate all U.S. sisters in Catholic social teachings. The committee dreamed that the 90,000 sisters who were teaching in U.S. Catholic schools, if better educated, would form a learned army of “sister apostles” well prepared to motivate the laity to strive for economic justice according to a liberal Catholic social vision. In 1956, the committee wrote – and disseminated to all 377 women’s orders - a bachelor’s curriculum for young nuns that highlighted instruction in the social sciences and Catholic ethics. Darra Mulderry will share an excerpt from her book manuscript about the origins of this sisters’ curriculum for social justice, chronicling the curriculum’s impact on U.S. sisters’ pre- and post-Vatican II guiding ideals and ministry.
Respondent: Kathy Cummings, University of Notre Dame
Newberry Scholarly Seminars papers are pre-circulated electronically. If you plan to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy. Please do not request a paper unless you plan to attend.