Conserved Reel-to-Reel Film Available for the First Time in 60 Years.

The Archives would like to thank ColorLab in Rockville, MD for their assistance in restoring a set of damaged reel-to-reel film and sound strip.  The archives does not keep reel-to-reel film projectors on hand.  In addition to saving these valuable films from decay, giving them a shiny new set of canisters, and eliminating the terrible vinegar smell that it emanates from decaying film, ColorLab made these films usable in digital format for the first time. Users can hear Father Shehan’s mass during the re-interment of Mother Seton’s remains in the chapel at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, later the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  We also have the complete ceremonies of the Centennial Anniversary of St. Vincent Hospital in St. Louis in 1958, featuring some of the most accomplished Daughters in the history of the city, religious leaders from across denominations, and Cardinal great Stan “The Man” Musial, as well as a 90-second promotional video from this same year.

You can view this promo from our Facebook page: file-60.jpeg

 

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Episode of ‘1869’ Podcast about St. Elizabeth

Catherine O’Donnell is the author of the new work “Elizabeth Seton: American Saint,” out now from Cornell University Press, who used research from the archive for her book. Sr. Betty Ann McNeil is a Daughter of Charity, professor at DePaul University, and former archivist for Daughters. Listen to them talk about Mother Seton!

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New art Gallery Exhibition

The Archives of the Province of St. Louise will be displaying some of the artistic treasures of its collections, beginning next week!  The Daughters of Charity are famous for their work in healthcare and education, yet the sisters of the community also harbor some artistic talent as well.  Our new art gallery is open to Daughters and Associates during business hours and to the public on Wednesday afternoons and by special booking.

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