The Daughters of Charity Constitutions and Statutes states: “The Archives establish a link with the past and contribute to maintaining the continuity of the spirit of the Company. Their preservation is to be assured at all levels: local, Provincial, and General.” The Archives of the Province of St. Louise contributes to this mission by preserving records of enduring value, by promoting the life  and work of the founders (St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton), by promoting the Community’s works, past and present, and by making our collections available for research.

About This Blog
This blog is written and maintained by Scott Keefer, Provincial Archivist. Postings will highlight the history of the Daughters of Charity, as reflected in the collections of the Provincial Archives. We will share postings of other blogs, when the subject matter relates to our collections. Comments to posts are welcome; all comments are moderated.

How to contact us:
Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise Archives
341 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Email: archives@doc.org
Website: http://www.daughtersofcharity.org/our-legacy/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dcarchives/
Online Catalog: http://7001.sydneyplus.com/final/Portal/DOC.aspx?lang=en-US

Information for researchers planning a trip to Emmitsburg .

4 responses to “About

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  2. Heather McDanel

    Hello, I’m trying to find records for the girls school that was called St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia in 1900. I’ve reached out to the staff at Old St. Joseph’s and they advised me the records do not reside with them because the home was run by the Daughters of Charity. Several years ago we mailed in a request for a records search to Emmitsburg, but it was returned as no records found. Do you have any insight on where we might find those records so I can try and find more information about my great grandmother? Thank you for your time!


  3. Heather McDanel

    Thank you so much for the suggestion!


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