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Mother Cabrini, 1880. Foundress of the Institute
The St. Frances Cabrini Collection contains materials relating to the history of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the life of Foundress, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. The materials with a particular emphasis on the Italian - American experience in the United States are valuable resources for the Missionary Sisters and other religious, and for students of ethnic and immigration history. The primary and secondary sources found in the collection also enable serious scholarship for research related to women’s history, church history, and American Catholicism.
The materials in the Collection consist of print materials, audio and video taped narratives and personal memorabilia.
Italian Language Manuscripts
Photo albums and photos
The St. Frances Cabrini Collection is located on the second floor of the Holy Spirit Library. The materials in the Collection include letters, diaries, reports and clippings dating from 1889. Areas covered by these materials include New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, Scranton, Chicago, New Orleans, Seattle, Denver and Los Angeles. The documentation is mostly in Italian, though some of the material is in English.