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Jesuit Archives Digital Collections and Resources allows researchers to access the holdings of the Jesuit Archives: Central United States remotely from their homes and classrooms.

Since 1997, The Jesuit Archives: Central United States, located in the Central West End of St. Louis, Missouri has housed the collective memory of seven past and current administrative provinces of the Society of Jesus in the United States. These seven include the Central and Southern, Chicago, Chicago-Detroit, Detroit, Missouri, Wisconsin, New York and New England Provinces. In 2000, the archives accepted the records of the governing body of the Society of Jesus in the US, the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.

Digital collections and resources include items digitized from our archival collections documenting the work of Jesuits in the United States and American Catholic life, as well as important published works on Jesuit history.

The mission that guides the physical archive, also informs the creation of our digital collections:

From a desire to honor the wisdom of Superior General Pedro Arrupe, the Jesuit Archives has striven to fulfill its mission as a repository of record for the largest religious order of men in the Catholic Church.

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Permission to Publish

Written permission to publish any records in their entirety or a substantial portion thereof must be requested and approved prior to publication. The researcher has the sole, legal responsibility for obtaining this written permission.

To obtain permission to publish you must complete an application for use. This form, along with more information on duplication fees, is available for download on the policies page of our website.