Digital Exhibit: American Rule of 1812

In recent weeks we’ve shared with you our efforts, working with conservator Mary Wootton, to preserve one of the most historically valuable items in our collection: The Regulations for the Society of Sisters of Charity in the United States of America, commonly known as the American Rule of 1812.
See our June 19 blog post for more information on the Rule and the process of restoring it.

When the newly-restored Rule was returned in mid-June, we put it on display so that Sisters, Associates, and visitors could see it up close. As of today, July 14, it has been returned to our Repository. Planning has already begun for events surrounding the 40th anniversary of Elizabeth Seton’s canonization in 2015, and there will be additional opportunities to view the Rule next year.

In an effort to share the Rule as widely as possible, we have put together the digital exhbit seen here, consisting of photographs of selected pages from the Rule. All images are used with permission of the Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives. The images seen here show seven of the book’s approximately 60 leaves.

American Rule (1): Opening page

American Rule (1): Opening page

American Rule

American Rule (2)

American Rule (3)

American Rule (3)

American Rule (4)

American Rule (4)

American Rule (5)

American Rule (5)

Detail from image #5 showing crossed out text and annotations

Detail from image #5 showing crossed out text and annotations

American Rule (6)

American Rule (6)

American Rule (7)

American Rule (7)

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Digitized Collections, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Exhibits, Sisters of Charity Federation, Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph's

2 responses to “Digital Exhibit: American Rule of 1812

  1. Pingback: Digital Exhibit: Sisters of Charity American Rule of 1812 - FAMVIN News

  2. Sr. Regina Bechtle, SC

    Thanks to all of you for conserving this most significant document – truly a treasure, and for your excellent images and commentary on this and recent posts.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s