- 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 state-of-the-art facility serves as the collective memory of the following Jesuit provinces:
- New England
- New Orleans
- New York
- USA Central and Southern
- USA Midwest
- USA Northeast
- USA West
The archives is located in Midtown St. Louis, near the campus of Saint Louis University.
To contact an archivist about a research project, complete the form at bit.ly/jarcreq.