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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Robert Kennedy Visits Hong Kong

Robert Kennedy Visits Hong Kong

One of the best parts about being an archivist is getting to find unique and interesting photographs in our collections. I have found many hidden gems tucked away in obscure collections, invisible to the world. For this blog post, I will feature one of my more recent...

A Grand Adventure

A Grand Adventure

100 year ago today, Sr. M. Richard Wenzel was writing home to her family from China. As seen in this excerpt below, she had promised to write in great detail about her grand adventure to the missions:“Oct. 18/23 – Kowloon, Hongkong My dear Ones: It is a real shame to...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrated on the second Monday in October, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday in the United States that honors and celebrates the rich cultures and histories of Native Americans.

Interested in Our Archives?


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 our catalog containing detailed descriptions (AKA finding aids) of our archives collections. These collections hold primary sources documenting the lives, mission work, culture, and history of the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners.


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.

Maryknoll Through History

Explore our timeline of major events in the life of Maryknoll