Below is the link to the full CRRA website, as well as the links to other ongoing initiatives of CRRA.
The Catholic Portal: Introduction
The Catholic Research Resources Portal, or "Catholic Portal," provides global, freely available access to rare, unique and/or uncommon materials on Catholics and Catholicism in libraries, seminaries, special collections and archives. By electronically bringing together resources in many formats from many collections, the Portal enables easy, effective and global discovery of Catholic research resources. Formats of materials found in the Portal include manuscripts, books, ephemera, photographs, and artifacts of interest. Portal records identify the owning institutions for non-digital resources and, where the resources exist in a digital format, link directly to the digital resource. The Portal is a core component of the mission of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA).
The CRRA has identified twelve primary collecting themes of particular interest and importance on significant aspects of the Catholic tradition, including social action, education, Vatican II, men’s and women’s religious orders, and missions. See below for a more complete list of the collecting themes, including brief descriptions of them. These themes are intended to encourage contribution of relevant institutional resources, but are not intended to be prescriptive.
Portal development plans include building a robust digital humanities environment enabling scholars to search across texts, repurpose materials, and facilitate scholarly communication and collaboration.
For more about the history of the Portal, see History of CRRA
Portal Content and Scope
Portal content emphasizes rare, unique, and uncommon Catholic scholarly resources. The content and scope are more fully described in the Collection Policy Statement.
The CRRA has identified twelve primary collecting themes of particular interest and importance:
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