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Jesuit Archives & Research Center

Jesuit Archives: Central United States

The Jesuit Archives & Research Center (JARC) opened to the public in April 2018. The new, state-of-the-art facility serves as the collective memory of the following Jesuit provinces: 

  • Buffalo
  • Chicago
  • Chicago-Detroit
  • Detroit
  • Missouri
  • New England
  • New Orleans 
  • New York
  • USA Central and Southern
  • USA Midwest
  • USA Northeast
  • Wisconsin 
Its mission is to: 

  • serve an essential function of the intellectual apostolate of the Society as a “place of memory.”
  • provides 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.


Jesuit Archives: New Orleans

The archival collection of the former New Orleans Province is a closed collection housed in the library of Loyola University New Orleans. It will move to join the new JARC in Spring 2018.

Fr. Francis W. Huete is the archivist (fhuete@jesuits.org).

Joan Gaulene is the curator (jegaulen@loyno.edu).


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