Finding Aids

Overview of Provincial Archives collections

Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives: A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. . Published by the Library of Congress. Our entry has been updated to include the latest contact information and an overview of the Provincial Archives’ collections.

Finding Aids for Individual Collections
(Finding aids are in Word format. Contact us if you have trouble opening the files)

Civil War Collection

Bishop Maginn High School, Albany, NY

DePaul Hospital, St. Louis

Guardian Angel Settlement Home, St. Louis

Kansas City Orphan Boys Home

Marywood – Home of the Holy Infancy, Austin, TX

Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Finding Aid
Click here to view item-level inventories for correspondence in the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Collection

Simon G. Bruté (Most Rev.)
Simon Bruté Correspondence Inventory A#1-71
Simon Bruté Correspondence Inventory B#1-150
Simon Bruté Correspondence Inventory B#151-278
Simon Bruté Correspondence Inventory C#1-16
Simon Bruté Sketches Inventory

Spanish-American War Collection

Special Services – Epidemics

Spiritual Music Collection

St. Anne’s Home, St. Louis, MO

St. Anthony Home/St. Vincent Maternity Hospital, Kansas City, MO

St. Mary’s Asylum, St. Louis, MO

St. Elizabeth’s Home, New Orleans, LA

St. Francis Xavier School, Gettysburg, PA

St. Joseph Orphan Asylum, Philadelphia

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chicago, IL

St. Joseph’s Orphanage, Oak Cliff/Dallas, TX

St. Philomena’s Technical School, St. Louis, MO

St. Vincent’s Asylum, Philadelphia, PA

St. Vincent’s Infant Home, New Orleans, LA

St. Vincent’s Orphan Asylum, Detroit, MI

St. Vincent Free School, St. Louis Finding Aid

World War I Collection

Other finding aids will be added as they become available.

9 responses to “Finding Aids

  1. Sr. Regina Bechtle, SC

    Thanks to Denise Gallo and the Archives staff for posting these finding aids. I’m especially happy to see the scope of your material on St. Joseph Orphan Asylum, Philadelphia. A number of Sisters who eventually became part of the independent NY community served there, including Sr. Elizabeth Boyle.


  2. Ella Ennis Rusk

    Just looking for information,on my previous years..spent time in St Joseph Gonzaga, n St Joe’s on 29th n Allegheny Ave..from bout 60 till 67..any information bout me would be appreciated


  3. L Phelan

    Any thoughts on where to find any information about our relatives who were residing in Religious community at Convent Station in the early 1900s? I found one great aunt with her family in the 1880 census, and then found Sr M Carmela (Mary Agnes Phelan, born in Brooklyn in1873) in the NJ State Census in 1905 and the Federal Census in 1910, listed as a Latin teacher, but have been unable to find anything more. I also have Rev. Henry C Phelan, DD listed on the 1920 Federal Census as the chaplain at St Elizabeth Cottage at Convent Station, but have been unable to find more. Do you know if s there a publication in your archives that lists their death dates and their burial location? Thanks for any direction you might be able to share!


  4. It appears that my great grand aunt Blanche Lathrop was one of the nurses who was part of the base hospital 102 staff. I would love to know more about her. I was wondering if the diaries or other materials mention her name at all. I am just now realizing that she may have been a very remarkable woman for her time. She started a hospital in Los Angeles in the late 1920s. She later lived in Coos Bay Oregon. I would love to know more about her


  5. Mary Gnepper (Christine Sebastian)

    I am searching for information relating to my stay as a premature infant, born at Providence Hospital, at the Sarah Fisher Home, Detroit, in 1951. Would these records be available?


    • Unfortunately, we do not have any adoption or sacramental records from Sarah Fisher Home. If you are looking for adoption records, you may want to contact Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. If you are looking for baptism or sacramental records, you may want to contact Church of the Transfiguration, Southfield (inquire about St. Michael Parish records). These should at least get you some next steps.


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