The Archives of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province preserves and shares the history, spirit, and memory of the Province.

The archives were established to identify, collect, arrange, preserve, and make available to qualified researchers the official non-current administrative records and historical materials relating to the governance, ministries, and members of this Province.

The principle collection includes basic information on members (birth date and place, date of entrance into the community, date of vows, educational background, ministry history, death date and place, burial); awards received, newspaper clippings, completed and on-going research. It contains records pertaining to the Province administration, offices and committees. There is also information relative to the various ministries – both past and current.

The St. Paul Province Archives also cares for the following special collections:

  • Limited Congregational materials (i.e. Constitutions, prayer books, manuals of customs);
  • Archive of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth-on-the-Lake of Superior, WI;
  • Archive of the St. Paul Franciscan Sisters;
  • Ann Thomasine Sampson’s Oral History Project;
  • A small collection pertaining to the Province, histories of other Sisters of St. Joseph congregations, Minnesota and North Dakota history, and Catholic history;
  • Photos, art work, ledgers, and exhibit materials.

Find a Sister

To request information about a specific sister or materials from the archive, contact Archivist, Michelle Hueg.