In 1887 the American Catholic Historical Society published a quarterly journal for scholars entitled Records. The journal provided researchers and students with interesting and otherwise unpublished historical material and source matter, often unobtainable elsewhere.
In 1913 the journal was merged with American Catholic Historical Researches, a publication founded by Dr. A. A. Lambing of Scottsdale, Pennsylvania and issued by Martin I. J. Griffin.
Since 1999, the journal, renamed American Catholic Studies has been published out of Villanova University under the editorship of Rodger Van Allen and Margaret McGuinness, and a distinguished group of national scholars.
American Catholic Studies
American Catholic Studies is the journal of the American Catholic Historical Society. It is the oldest, continuously published Catholic scholarly journal in the United States.
American Catholic Studies has won several awards in the refereed competition of the Catholic Press Association, including first and second place General Excellence Awards in the category of Best Catholic Scholarly Journal.
American Catholic Studies is subscribed to by many university libraries in United States and Canada.