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RG 11.1 Missions Offices


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 New England Province took over the staffing needs of the established mission in Jamaica from the Maryland Province in 1927 and fund-raising for this mission was shared by the Province Treasurer and Fathers in various parishes and schools. When the Province began a new mission to Baghdad, Iraq in the early 1930s, fund-raising for the growing mission work required more supervision. Two new offices were created to meet these needs: Director of the Jesuit Seminary Guild and Mission Procurator. The Jesuit Seminary Guild raised funds for the training and education of Jesuits in formation. In 1987, The Jesuit Seminary Guild and the Missions Bureau were merged.

The Missions Offices collection contains approximately 80 linear feet of correspondence, reports, personnel records, subject files, fundraising and financial records, committee material and minutes, office diaries, editors’ files, and newspaper clippings held by the Boston offices. The majority of the material is arranged chronologically or alphabetically. The collection contains material dated from the 1920s to 2011. There is little material from the 1920s until the 1950s, when the volume of records began to increase. The bulk of the material is from the mid-1950s through the 1970s.

This finding aid is the overview description of RG 11.1 New England Province Missions Offices. A series level finding aid has been posted for each Series: Assistancy-wide Organizations, Directors Files, New England Jesuit Foreign Missions—Iraq, New England Jesuit Foreign Missions—Jamaica, Other Missions with New England Jesuit Staff, Other Office Files, and Publication Files.



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