Access Copies of Pieces of Our Collection
Listed here are some documents and writings held in the Ohio Unit Archives of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. A short description accompanies the title that is linked to the access copy of the item.
Mt. Notre Dame Church History Class Scavenger Hunt 2023
Sr. Margaret Michael's Oral History and the July 1942 explosion in downtown Cincinnati: This excerpt is referred to in the Oral history & forgotten news post on the Latest Finds page.
Memorial for Sister Patrica Bennett SNDdeN: This account of her life was written at the time of her death.
Account of the 1913 Flood in Dayton, Ohio: This account was copied from the annals of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur community located at Franklin and Ludlow Streets in Dayton. The original account was recorded by Sister Mary Adelaide Orf, SNDdeN (1863-1956).
Memo regarding the date of the Feast of Saint Julie: March 1971 memo written by Sister Mary Linscott to communicate the decision regarding moving the date of the Feast of Saint Julie from April 8 to May 13. Sister Mary was the Superior General in 1971. The memo is addressed to Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur around the world.
Sister Louise Joseph Fitzgerald: a World War I veteran, Sister Louise Joseph lived from 1894-1982. Linked here is the memorial of her life written at the time of her death.
LIFE OF THE REVEREND MOTHER MARIA JULIENNE: Mère Maria Julienne was the 9th Mother General of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She served from 1912-1934 and saw the Sisters through World War I, the pandemic of 1918, radical changes in religious life brought about by the codification of Canon Law, expansion of the Notre Dame mission into Asia, and the beginning of the Great Depression. This is a transcription of a 73 page typed document that was mimeographed and distributed throughout the community in 1954.
A History of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Columbus: Sister Vincent (Anne Feth) wrote the history of the first 50 years of the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Columbus, Ohio as her thesis. These first pages of Chapter V tell the story of the decision to open a private day school and to name it Saint Joseph Academy.