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The Fate of Religious Order Archives

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March 29, 2017
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Great Room A, Edward J. Pryzbyla Center
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

The Fate of Religious Order Archives

March 29, 2017
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Great Room A, Pryzbyla Center
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 20064

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As religious orders across the United States consolidate and close houses, many are at a loss to preserve the invaluable historical materials they have conscientiously collected across their history.  Some orders have actually had to dispose of much of their archival material for lack of a properly cared for location to put them in.  The Fate of Religious Order Archives will focus on the importance of religious order archives in understanding the American Catholic experience, as well as possible solutions to the preservation of these archives.

The Catholic Archives in the Digital Age: The Fate of Religious Order Archives Conference is the third in a series of conferences under the theme of how Catholic archives are evolving in the digital age.   The free conference will feature a range of scholars and archivists of the American Catholic experience and archival stewards of religious order records.  The conference is generously funded by the Our Sunday Visitor Institute, and sponsored by the American Catholic History Research Center/Mullen Libraries, the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, and the Department of Library and Information Science.

This conference is made possible by a grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute.

 

Schedule 

8:30 amRegistration and Breakfast

Session 1: 9:00 – 10: 30 am: For Posterity: Religious Order Archives and the Writing of American Catholic History

Chair:

  • Maria Mazzenga, Education Archivist, American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Panelists:

  • Leslie Tentler, Professor Emerita, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Mary Beth Fraser Connolly, Continuing Lecturer of History, Concurrent Enrollment Liaison for History/Political Science, Purdue University Northwest, Purdue, IN
  • Carol Coburn, Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the CSJ Center for Heritage, Spirituality & Service, Avila University, Kansas City, MO
  • Malachy McCarthy, Claretian Missionary Archives, Chicago, IL

10:30: Break

Session 2: 10:45 – 12:15: Archiving Religious Order Records

Chair:

  • Timothy Meagher, University Archivist and Professor of History, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Panelists:

  • Denise Gallo, Archivist, Daughters of Charity Archives, Province of St. Louise, Emmitsburg, MD
  • Ellen Pierce, Archivist Consultant, Maryknoll Mission Archives, Ossining, NY
  • Tricia Pyne, Director, Associated Archives at St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD
  • Patricia Lawton, CRRA Digital Initiatives Director, Catholic Research Resources Alliance, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • Emilie Gagnet Leumas, Director of Archives and Records, Archdiocese of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30 –3:00: Survey Findings/Finding Solutions

Preliminary results reporting of a survey of archival repositories housing religious order archival materials.

  • Youngok Choi, Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Emily Nilson, graduate student, Department of Library and Information Science, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Maria Mazzenga, Education Archivist, American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Breakout sessions: Finding Solutions

Getting to The Catholic University of America
 
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Washington, D.C. 20064
 
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Media Information
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