Due to the Coronavirus public health emergency, the Maryknoll Mission Archives is closed to researchers until further notice and staff will be working from home. Staff will continue to respond to phone messages and email research requests, but there will be a delay in service. Please allow staff extra time to attend to your request during this time.

 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.

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.

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.

Our goal is to make your research experience as efficient and pleasant as possible. Please explore our Researcher Information page to plan your work at the Archives. We look forward to helping you with your research!  


Stories by Maryknoll Mission Archives Staff 

Beatitudes for Women

This Sunday, March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day.  It is “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” [Taken from the International Women’s Day website: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/]  When...

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The Constant Change…

“The only constant in life is change.” Heraclitus These words of Heraclitus are something that we all hear in varying iterations from the time we are a small child. We do not quite grasp the all-encompassing nature of this phrase until we begin to experience and...

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The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Music

I always like to highlight items in the Archives that you might not think you would find.  One such thing was a photograph of the Von Trapp family (of The Sound of Music fame) giving a performance at Maryknoll in 1951.  Once I saw the photo I said a little prayer...

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Maryknoll Through History

Explore our timeline of major events in the life of Maryknoll