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1.7 Membership, Vital Records, 1755 - 1869


Scope and Contents

This subseries consists mostly of vital records of members of the Province that provide useful biographical information on members, including documents certifying membership in the Society of Jesus and ordinations to the priesthood, passports and naturalization papers, travel passes, and legal documents.

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Provenance and Arrangement

The documents within each folder are arranged according to Joseph Zwinge, S.J.'s cataloging system, with a numerical order that is neither chronological nor alphabetical by member’s surname. This subseries represents Father Zwinge’s highly selective compilation of papers retained after the deaths of individual members. Materials were part of the initial deposit made in 1977.


  • 1755 - 1869


From the Collection: 292 boxes (292 total boxes, plus 14 card catalog drawers (201 regular boxes, 25 oversized boxes, 53 restricted regular boxes, 13 restricted oversized boxes, 14 card catalog drawers))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Multiple languages