Category Archives: Announcements

Digital Exhibitions Up Now

For those who cannot make it Emmitsburg for our exhibits, we have completed digital online versions of them for your convenience, education, and enjoyment! Go to https://docapsl.omeka.net/ and tell us what you think!

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Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise Archives Debuts Online Catalog

Working with Lucidea/CuadraStar, the Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise Provincial Archives today launched a publicly accessible catalog of archival materials. The catalog will allow researchers to view what records, rare books, photographs, and other documents that the Archives has available for research, and provide a way for researchers to plan their visits or submit a query directly to Archives staff. The new online catalog will allow direct access to finding aids and resources for some of the largest collections, as well as research access to some of the Archives most requested items and photographs, such as the Civil War Annals and the authentic photos and portraits of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton taken during her lifetime. The Archives will be working to upload more electronic resources, finding aids, metadata, and guides to the site over time. The online catalog can be accessed here: Archives Portal

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Newly Conserved and Digitized Film: Mother Blanchot Visits Chicago

The Archives has recently had another reel-to-reel film conserved and digitized before “vinegar syndrome” could eat away at it! Check out this still from a silent film of Mother Antoinette Blanchot’s arrival to Chicago in 1950. In the vivid blue and white old-style habit and cornette, Mother Blanchot leaves Mass at Holy Name Cathedral with Visitatrix Sister Isabelle Toohey.

Mother Blanchot Chicago

The film also shows associates of the Daughters’ missions in Chicago, including St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Patrick’s School, and St. Vincent’s Social Center attending the ceremony, along with images of Chicago from the time period.

Contact archives if you are interested in viewing the entire film.  The reference account is archives@doc.org.

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