Category Archives: Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

Preservation Projects: Margaret George Treasurer’s Notebook

Treasurer's Notebook of Sister Margaret George (used with permission of the Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives)

Treasurer’s Notebook of Sister Margaret George (used with permission of the Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives)

The Provincial Archives is rich in collections that span the American Daughters’ of Charity history from their origins with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s to the missions they continue to staff today. It only stands to reason, though, that some of our earliest manuscript sources have suffered the effects of time. The photo shows one of the most valuable items in our collection, the Treasurer’s Notebook of Sister Margaret George. This book, which contains entrance records for the earliest Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s, holds significance as well for the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and of Seton Hill, PA, because of Mother Margaret George’s role in their communities. It was treated in 2013 by local hand bookbinder Mary Wootton. The treatment included rebinding and construction of an archival storage box specific to the dimensions of the book.

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Sisters in Health Care – SC Seton Hill

School of Nursing capping ceremony, Pittsburgh (courtesy Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill)

School of Nursing capping ceremony (courtesy Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill)

Since concentrating on Catholic Schools week the last week of January, the Archivist of the Sisters of Charity decided to look back in the history of the Sisters in Health Care.  The School of Nursing in the first general hospital established by the sisters was started in 1905.  Below is a picture of a capping ceremony in the middle ‘50’s.  The School of Nursing closed in 1976.

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National Catholic Schools Week – Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

Sr Francis Mary directing flutophoneband (SC Seton Hill)

For National Catholic Schools Week, another great image from Sister Louise Grundish, S.C., archivist for the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill. Sister Francis Mary Coleman directs the fluteophone band during Western Frolics at St Peter and Paul School, Tucson, AZ, 1965.

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