Archives and Records
The Archives and Records Department is the official repository for materials about the origin, history, spirit and the growth of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and its ministries since 1843. It contains records of current, deceased and former members of the congregation, as well as records of students from closed educational institutions sponsored by the congregation. Special collections include the services of the sisters in the Civil War, Spanish-American War, Emergency Services Overseas under the sponsorship of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and papers delivered at the annual Holy Cross History Association Conferences.
The congregation’s heritage tour, also known as Holy Cross Way, is located on the fifth floor of Bertrand Hall and comprises four rooms: Heritage Room, International Cultures, Moreau Room and Tribute Room. Visitors are welcome to tour Holy Cross Way from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Come as often as your heart calls you, spending time in reverence and in the good company of our family of Holy Cross.
The department has the permanent records of students from closed educational institutions sponsored by the congregation. Transcripts are available upon written request.
Telephone and mail requests for limited research are accepted. On-site researchers are accommodated only by prior arrangement through the director of Archives. Most records are open for research, however some administrative records are restricted. Personal records are accessible only to archives staff. Credit must be given for materials used in publications. A fee may be charged for extensive research.
Sisters of the Holy Cross Archives and Records
101 Bertrand Hall – Saint Mary’s
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-5000
Phone: (574) 284-5572
Fax: (574) 284-5900
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.