Jesuit Archives: Central United States
- New England
- New Orleans
- New York
- USA Central and Southern
- USA Midwest
- USA Northeast
- USA West
Its mission is to:
- serve an essential function of the intellectual apostolate of the Society as a “place of memory.”
- provide a secure, organized repository for the patrimony of documents and artifacts. This preserves the history of a province, its communities, and apostolic works, as well as the lives of its members. Thus, the Society of Jesus may understand its past and animate its present and future endeavors.
- support the current administration of a province and its apostolic mission.
- make resources of history and spirituality available to help with the cultivation of Jesuit identity and the evangelization of cultures.
- preserve the patrimony of the Society of Jesus in order to transmit it to future generations of Jesuits, who will act as emissaries to the culture at large.
The archives is located in Midtown St. Louis.
Related Items of Interest
Fr. Ian Gibbons, SJ: Formed by His Regency Assignment
Father Ian Gibbons, SJ, always assumed he would apply his academic training in business in his Jesuit vocation. Once he got to the stage of the formation process known as regency, however, everything changed. He began to feel called to serve God as a secondary educator – and still does that today as principal of St. Louis University High School.
Sue Weishar: Guided by Encounter
Sue Weishar's desire to experience other cultures led her around the world as peace corps volunteer, teacher and immigration and refugee services director. Ten years ago, it led her to the Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI) in New Orleans, where she serves as a policy and research fellow focusing on issues of immigration and criminal justice.