University of Notre Dame

Josephite Fathers Records


Origination : Josephite Fathers
Extent : 20 reels of microfilm
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Josephite Archives, Baltimore, Maryland

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Preferred Citation

Josephite Fathers Records (JOS), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Records of the American Province, 1872-1904; copy and letter press books, 1872-1898, with letters sent by John R. Slattery, SSJ, Provinical (1878-1883), Rector of Saint Joseph's Seminary in Baltimore (1884-1893), and first Superior General of the American Josephite Community (1893-1904); correspondence of Alfred B. Leeson, SSJ, Provincial (1883-1893); Slattery correspondence (1884-1904); annual reports of Josephite institutions and societies sent to Slattery; records of Saint Joseph's Seminary and Epiphany School, 1884-1963, including novitiate journals, faculty minutes, student journals, and other records; announcement books of Saint Francis Xavier's Church in Baltimore, 1869-1882; directory of priests with their assignments, 1913-1956; private papers and journals of Slattery and Louis B. Pastorelli (Josephite Superior General 1918-1942); and minutes of Josephite Washington regional meetings, 1928- 1931; with transcriptions of the letter books, indexes, and a short history of the Josephite Fathers.


Officially called St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart, a community of priests founded in Mill Hill, England, 1866. In 1871, four Mill Hill Fathers came to the United States to work with freed slaves; in 1893 the American community separated from the English and the two flourished independently.


Josephite Fathers
Afro-American Catholics--History--19th century
Slattery, John R.
Leeson, Alfred B.
Pastorelli, Louis B.

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