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OSB Chicago Archive Mission

The mission of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago Archive is to appraise, collect, organize, describe, make available, and preserve information about our monastic community life for the purpose of knowing who we are, telling our story, teaching community history to new members, and assisting in ongoing monastic formation. We hope that use of these materials brings scholars to greater reverence for God at work in their hearts and in our world.

Archivist: Sister Virginia Jung, OSB   
                   St. Scholastica Monastery
                   7430 N. Ridge Blvd.
                   Chicago, IL  60645 


                   (773) 764-2413  extension 203

                    Archives hours, M-F 1-4 p.m.

Archives Advisory Group: Sister Virginia Jung, OSB, (Archivist), Sister Judith Murphy, OSB, Colleen Mullarkey, Sister Belinda Monahan, OSB, and Sister Susan Quaintance, OSB.

Research Application & Reference Policy:

Research Application

Reference Policy

Featured Projects:

On the Road with Sr. Vivian Ivantic, OSB-Archiving the Summer Schools of Religion, exhibit:

Heavenly Illuminations: Small Works by Sister Celestine Fischer, OSB exhibit:

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Useful Links:


ABA American Benedictine Academy

AASLH  The American Association of State and Local History

CARA   Chicago Area Religious Archivists

MAC   Midwest Archives Conference

Women Religious History Resources: A Digital Guide to Repositories in North America

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