Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation, Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's

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NL0047

Forme autorisée du nom

Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation, Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St John's
  • ARCASJ
  • Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St John's
  • ARCASJ

Type

  • Religieux

Zone du contact

 

A. Rene Estrada

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Adresse

Adresse physique

200 Military Road

Localité

St. John's

Région

Newfoundland and Labrador

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Historique

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's was erected as a Vicariate Apostolic by Pope Pius VI on December 5, 1795. This new Vicariate was placed under the care of Reverend James O'Donel, O.F.M., who later became the first Bishop of Newfoundland. In June 1847, St. John's was established as a Diocese. Internal evidence suggests that the Reverend Michael Howley, the first native born Bishop of the Archdiocese was instrumental in laying the foundation of the Archdiocesan Archives. He was a renowned historian, writer, lecturer, poet and people's advocate who preserved not only his own papers, but the papers and documents of the earlier Catholic bishops in Newfoundland.

Contexte géographique et culturel

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It is the responsibility of the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. John's under Canon Law (the law of the Church) to maintain a diocesan archives where documents concerning the spiritual and temporal affairs of this diocese are stored. The purpose for maintaining the archives is to centralize, organize, preserve, protect and make available the records and materials which pertain to the origin, history, spirit, and growth of the Archdiocese. Where applicable, Canon Law shall govern the maintenance, organization and preservation, or use of the Archdiocesan Archives. Where Canon Law does not apply approved policies set out in the Policies and Procedures manual adopted in April 1994 shall govern.

Structure administrative

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

Bâtiments

Fonds

The Archdiocesan Archives is the main repository for the historical and contemporary documents of the Roman Catholic Church in Newfoundland.

The holdings of the Archdiocesan Archives are divided into the following categories:

-Papers of the Bishops (1784 1979)
-Clergy fonds
-Estates and Wills
-Parishes of the Archdiocese (Historical Sketches of most parishes are available.)
-Educational Records and Reports
-The Monitor (1934 1996)
-Photographs
-Parish baptism, marriage and mortuary records (1763 1850)
-Architectural descriptions and blueprints.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

A guide to the collections of the Archives is available to researchers for examination at the Archives, upon request. Finding aids are available for processed collections.

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments are required as there is limited research space.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Advance notice of extensive research is required.

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Services d'aide à la recherche

Inquiries are handled by mail, e-mail, fax or telephone, or by visit.

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Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

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Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Created - April 10, 2013

Langue(s)

  • English

Écriture(s)

Sources

2001 ANLA Member Institutions Directory

Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice

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Points d'accès

  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

200 Military Road
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador