Forging a New Vision for Religious Archives

Thursday, May 6, 2021

9 a.m. Pacific                 12 Noon Eastern            5:00 p.m. GMT

The ARCC (Archival Resources for Catholic Collections) Educational Resources Working Group will host its first webinar to revisit the importance and enduring value of Catholic religious archival collections. Speakers will address the significance of archives for preserving community identity and religious men and women’s lasting impact on society.  

Acknowledging that many communities are consolidating or facing completion, the webinar underscores the community’s permanent legacy: its societal presence and the institutions that served people of every race and creed. Archives are important as they serve as a bridge from the past to the future, in preserving the Christian witness of committed communities and individuals.

Danielle Bonetti, CSJ, Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet. Sister Danielle served as the Congregational Leadership Liaison who worked with the archivists from the four US provinces to create the Carondelet Consolidated Archive in Saint Louis, Missouri. Her presentation will center on the planning and execution of this new archival repository.

Andrew Rea, Province Archivist of the Society of the Divine Word manages the province archives in Techny, IL. Focusing on how an archive can assist leadership, the community, and larger public, Andrew brings a valued contribution to the seminar.

Maggie McGuinness, LaSalle University, is one of the prominent historians focusing on the history of women religious.  During her career she has written about many religious communities highlighting their importance in United States history. Maggie’s use and interpretation of archival materials will broaden understanding of the significance of religious community archives. To register for this 75 minute seminar, please click this link to register.

Registration will close on Friday, April 30, 2021.  ARCC would like to thank Saint Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX for hosting this event.

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