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

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Identifiant

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

    Type

    • Religieux

    Zone du contact

    A. Rene Estrada Contact principal

    Type

    Adresse

    Adresse physique

    200 Military Road

    Localité

    St. John's

    Région

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    Nom du pays

    Canada

    Code postal

    A1C 2E8

    Téléphone

    709-726-3660

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    Zone de description

    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

    Textes de référence

    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.

    Accessibilité

    Zone des services offerts

    Services d'aide à la recherche

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

    Services de reproduction

    Espaces publics

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    Identifiant de la description

    Identifiant du service d'archives

    Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

    Statut

    Ébauche

    Niveau de détail

    Moyen

    Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

    Created - April 10, 2013

    Langue(s)

    • anglais

    Écriture(s)

      Sources

      2001 ANLA Member Institutions Directory

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