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RG 11.2 Jamaica


All physical materials associated with the New England Province Archive are currently held by the Jesuit Archives in St. Louis, MO. Any inquiries about these materials should be directed to the Jesuit Archives . Electronic versions of some items and the descriptions and finding aids to the Archives, which are hosted in CrossWorks, are provided only as a courtesy.

The English Province of the Society of Jesus had been in charge of missionary work in Jamaica and supplying missionaries to Jamaica from 1837 until 1893. In 1893, Fr. General entrusted the Jamaican mission to the American Province of Maryland-New York. In 1929, the New England Province fully assumed the duties of administering the Jamaican mission. In 1980, the status of the Jamaica Mission was changed to that of a Dependent Region by Father General Pedro Arrupe, S.J. On November 23, 2014, the Dependent Region of Jamaica was suppressed by decree of Father General Adolfo Nicolas, S.J. and its members and works became an independent community of the New England Province. On December 3, 2014, the New England and New York Province united to form the USA Northeast Province.

The Records of the Jamaica Mission / Region consist of approximately 20 linear feet, dating from 1838-2000. The bulk of the papers are from the 1950s to the 1970s. The papers from the 1800s are facsimile photocopies. They are arranged into the following series: Superiors Files, Historical, Personnel, Places / Works, and Planning. A more detailed description is available for each series.



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