Baltimore Province Archives
The Baltimore Province Archives welcomes you! Since 1832, when the first pioneer Redemptorists began working for souls in America, the Province has not only made history, it has accumulated a considerable stock of documents, images, and objects relating to the growth of the Catholic Church in the United States.
The Archives is the repository for all of the Province records, parish histories (less sacramental records), and personnel files of Redemptorists who were, or are, part of the American mission. The collections provide a rich perspective on the ministries carried on by Redemptorist bishops, priests and brothers throughout the eastern states, as well as in the mission territories of the Caribbean islands, Paraguay, and Brazil.
Important notice about archives availabilityPlease be advised that research requests will not be answered after Friday, November 13, 2015. Regular responses to research inquiries will resume again after the Christmas holiday in order to permit the archivist to concentrate on the transfer of the archival collections from the Provincial House in Brooklyn to the St. John Neumann Center, across from the St. John Neumann Shrine, in Philadelphia. Thank you for your patience.
The Archives possess numerous collections, including the papers of St. John N. Neumann, the fourth bishop of Philadelphia, and Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. Our holdings are particularly strong in matters relating to the immigrant experience of the 19th and 20th centuries.
As sons of St. Alphonsus Liguori, Redemptorists are known for being especially adept in the field of moral theology, preaching missions, giving retreats and serving the most impoverished members of society. Their legacy demonstrates in manifold ways how they have shared in the struggles and joys of the people of God.
Finding Aids for Archives Collections
The following files (PDF) have been prepared by archives staff to aid researchers in locating information within our archives. Please contact the archivist for information about accessing these resources.
Blessed Francis X. Seelos, C.Ss.R.
Bishop Ronald G. Connors, C.Ss.R.
Archbishop William H. Gross, C.Ss.R.
Bishop Edward J. Harper, C.Ss.R.
Bishop William T. McCarty, C.Ss.R.
Bishop James E. McManus, C.Ss.R.
Bishop Bernard J. Nolker, C.Ss.R.
Bishop Thomas F. Reilly, C.Ss.R.
Bishop Aloysius J. Willinger, C.Ss.R.
Rev. John A. Duffy, C.Ss.R.
Rev. Louis F. Hartman, C.Ss.R.
Rev. Francis X. Murphy, C.Ss.R.
Archivio Generale Baltimore Province
Archivio Generale St. Louis Province
AGR St. Louis 12 inventory, volume 1
AGR St. Louis 12 inventory, volume 2
Archivio Generale Supplementary St. Louis Province