Scrapbook Historiography: The ACHS’s Early History

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  • Sunday | September 24, 2023
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 263 South Fourth Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Spotlight on Local History. FREE and open to the public.

Sunday, September 24, 2023 @ 2:00 pm (In-person and online)

One of the ways that early members of the American Catholic Historical Society preserved a record of their activities was by gathering materials together in a series of scrapbooks. In this talk, Dr. Patrick Hayes revisits those scrapbooks to gain insights into both the founding years of the ACHS and Catholicism in late nineteenth-century Philadelphia. He will also explore the utility of scrapbooks as a historical source and talk about their enduring value as mini repositories of the past.

About the Speaker

Patrick J. Hayes, Ph.D., is the archivist for the Redemptorists and a church historian based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The author or editor of six books, he has contributed numerous articles, essays, and reviews to publications around the world. He was formerly on the executive committee for the American Catholic Historical Association (2018-2022) and since 2016 has served as a member of the board of managers for the American Catholic Historical Society.

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