Personal papers, documents, publications, audio/visual media, interview transcripts and other materials documenting the Catholic Worker Movement and the lives of its founders are maintained by the following organizations.

Catholic Worker Newspaper Archive

Complete scans of the newspaper from its first issue in 1933 through 2021 are available at the Catholic News Archive, which is maintained by the Catholic Research Resources Alliance.

Catholic Worker Archives (Marquette Universirty)

The Catholic Worker Archives comprises more than 200 cubic feet, including the personal papers of Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and others involved in the movement; records of past and present Catholic Worker communities; photographs; audio and video recordings of interviews, talks, television programs, and peace demonstrations; and a wide variety of publications.

Ammon Hennacy Papers
Ammon Hennacy was a significant figure in the Catholic Worker movement. He called himself a “Christian-anarchist-pacifist”. This collection includes his papers, publications, manuscripts, and correspondence,

Ade Bethune Collection (St. Catherine University)
Ade Bethune designed the logo of the Catholic Worker and contributed countless woodcuts that enlivened the paper from its early days. She was also a world-renowned liturgical artist and social activist. The holdings consist of manuscript and printed materials, as well as a large variety of non-textual materials (graphic, sound, artifact).

William Miller and the Catholic Worker Movement Collection (St. Thomas University)
William D. Miller was the first historian to write a detailed history of the Catholic Worker in the context of American social and intellectual history. He wrote two early biographies of Dorothy Day. This collection includes his extensive correspondence with Dorothy Day and extensive research notes.

Joe Zarella Catholic Worker Papers (Bellarmine University)
Joseph Zarrella joined the Catholic Worker movement in its early days. The collection includes materials related to the Catholic Worker Movement and prominent figures in the movement, including co-founder Dorothy Day and artists for the newspaper Ade Bethune and Fritz Eichenberg.