Maryknoll History
A Treasure Especially Our Own

Maryknoll Mission Archives centralizes, collects, organizes, preserves, protects, and makes available for research the legacy of Maryknoll’s participation in the worldwide mission of the Church.

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Due to COVID-19, the Maryknoll Mission Archives is closed to on-site researchers until further notice. However, staff will continue to respond to phone and email research requests. Please see our Researcher Information page for more information about how we can assist you with your research.

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Stories by Maryknoll Mission Archives Staff

Mission Education Publications

Mission Education Publications

Today when an organization wants to get its message across to a large group of people they can make a social media post, or send out an email blast, or create a digital newsletter.  But what about before the internet existed?  The only way to spread your message was...

“May Day” with the Maryknoll Sisters

“May Day” with the Maryknoll Sisters

This month brought to mind the term “may day” and its many meanings. It represents May Day festivals with springtime celebrations. It also marks International Workers’ Day, which is also known as Labor Day in many nations. Further, it serves as a distress signal in...

No Photographs Please

Do not be confused by this title of "No Photographs Please." The Maryknoll Mission Archives is home to over a million photographs that document Maryknoll missioners, their mission work, their headquarters, schools, the fields afar that they have journeyed to and so...

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ABOUT US

The Maryknoll Mission Archives is the official repository for all corporate records and manuscripts produced by the three expressions of Maryknoll: the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners.

SEARCH COLLECTIONS

Here you will find detailed descriptions (or “finding aids”) of primary sources documenting the lives, mission work, culture, and history of the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners.

RESEARCHER INFORMATION

We hope to make your experience as efficient and pleasant as possible. Please see our Researcher Information page for more information about how we can assist you with your research during COVID-19.

Maryknoll Through History

Explore our timeline of major events in the life of Maryknoll