Memories of a by-gone era: Providing researchers information about a culture that has all but disappeared in America, through access to hand-written community diaries and original hand-produced student seminary publications from a Catholic order of priests called Redemptorists in the United States during the 19th and early 20th century

Material Description

Materials include hand-written annals for approximately 42 Redemptorist communities that are in bound books dating from 1840 to 1980 that detail the daily lives of the priests/brothers living in each community. Most of the Seminary publications are bound volumes and are the original copies. The content includes; hand-drawn illustrations, photos, hand-typed, original poetry, essays, and commentary created by the students at the seminary from 1920 to 1980. Some publications are not bound, but stapled together by issue.

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The Redemptorists Denver Province


Ms. Jennifer Murphy
Redemptorists Denver Province

Date Range

1840 - 1980

Geographic Scope

Materials are from Redemptorist communities and seminaries in the Midwest, south and west part of the United States. This is known as the Redemptorists Denver Province: Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, California, Alaska, Oregon and Washington.


  • 116 Manuscripts