Welcome to the Maryknoll Mission Archives.  Although on-site research visits are not allowed at this time due to COVID-19, Archives staff are still here to help!  Our goal is to make your research experience as efficient and pleasant as possible.

On this website we’ve provided tools to assist you with your research. These include research guides to select collections, our collections catalog which contains detailed descriptions of our collections, biographies of Maryknoll’s founders, and biographies of deceased Maryknoll Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters.

What you won’t find are digitized collections. We are unable to substitute a virtual research visit for an on-site visit. Archives staff are happy to answer specific questions about your research topic, but those that would normally require a visit to the Archives will have to be postponed. Despite our current limitations, we encourage researchers to contact us about their projects so we can determine how we can be of help.

Research Application

Planning your research begins with the research application process. We ask that you read all the documents listed below. Please send a completed Research Application, any relevant supporting documentation, and a current resume/curriculum vitae (CV) to archives@maryknoll.org.

All research requests must be approved by Archives staff prior to the start of research. Please note that our rules are designed to protect the physical and intellectual property rights of our donors.

Contact Us

To contact an Archivist about your research project or any other questions you may have please email archives@maryknoll.org or call 914-941-7636 ext. 2500.

Our office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm and closed on the following U.S. holidays (or observed days): New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

We hope that these resources and our dedicated, helpful staff will make your work more productive and meaningful.  We look forward to helping you with your research!