1881-1964Origination : Josephite Fathers
Josephite Archives, Baltimore, Maryland
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Josephite Fathers Records (JOS), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
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.