We are excited to announce our first drop off of the Assumptionist archives to Boston College! Thank you to Boston College for storing and digitalizing the archives!
The Assumptionists have been trying to put the archives in a secure and safe place for over 20 years. Two years ago, the Assumptionists were approached by an organization from Boston College that wanted to preserve the heritage of many religious orders. The repository at Boston College helps collect, preserve, and study the documents from the various religious orders that will bring their archives to the college. After everything is processed, it will be made available for students to study.
Below are more details about the Catholic Religious Archives Repository:
-Currently the repository is housed at the Boston College Theology and Ministry Library, though BC hopes to construct a new building specifically for this repository.
– There is no cost associated with the donation/maintenance of a collection
– All depositing communities have direct and priority access to their own collection with no fees involved. Archive available whenever Boston College Theology and Ministry Library is open.
– It is possible to donate sections of a collection over time
The Assumptionists are the first depositors to join the collection of many others to come.