The Archives of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati is located in the Motherhouse of the Community in Mount Saint Joseph, Ohio, and exists to collect, organize, preserve, and make available to the Congregational administration, members, researchers, and the public, records and materials which pertain to the origin, history and spirit of the Congregation. This function contributes to a knowledge and understanding of the role and contributions of the Sisters of Charity in the development of the Catholic Church and society. The archives operates under the auspices of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.
Visiting and Using the Collection
Permission to use the collection can be obtained from the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Congregational Archivist. External researchers need to complete a request form stating the purpose of their research and a list of collections to be consulted upon their visit, which must be approved by the Archivist prior to an on-site visit. If a researcher is unable to visit the Archives in person, the Archivist will conduct a minimum amount of research and provide scanned copies of some materials if requested. Research requests or general inquiries about the collection can be relayed to the Archives by any of the following methods:
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Archives
5900 Delhi Rd.
Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051
Congregational Archivist: Veronica Buchanan
Our archival holdings total around 500 cubic feet and span the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Our repository includes an extensive collection of photographs, audio-visual material, artifacts, as well as paper materials. Although the entire collection has been processed to an inventory level, we are working to create detailed finding aids for more than 300 of the mission collections, which include every hospital, school, orphanage, social service center, or other form of ministry that was either founded or staffed by Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. We have been able to upload over 220 finding aids to the Ohiolink Finding Aid Repository: http://ead.ohiolink.edu/
Sisters, scholars, genealogists and anyone interested in the history of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are welcome to visit. The Archivist can assist visitors with some on-site research by appointment or email requests (contact information above).