Oblate Sisters of Providence

Baltimore, Maryland

Providing Education and Service to all for over

189 Years

Oblate Sisters of Providence Archives
​​The Oblate Sisters of Providence maintain an Archives and Special Collections Library at the Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent in Baltimore, Maryland. The collection is accessible by appointment only between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday through Friday. Photocopying and Photograph scanning services are available. Interested parties wishing to schedule an appointment or to request further information should contact the archives via telephone at 410-242-1603 or by email at  osparchives@oblatesisters.com.​

Our Special Collection Library includes: 

-  600 rare books dating from the 1600s to the 1840s 
-  250 Theses, Dissertations, and Essays 
-  Manuscript Collections 
-  Video and Audio Recordings 

                                          -  19th Century Vintage Photograph Collection  
                                           Extensive 20th Century Photograph Collection 
                                          -  Artifacts 
                                          -  19th Century Samplers (Needlework) by St. Frances Academy Students 
                                          -  Vertical File  



Our Archives consist of 363 linear feet of organizational records, photographs, scrapbooks and manuscripts of the Oblate Sisters of Providence.  Finding aids are available for the following Record Groups: 


Missions   
Motherhouse 
Congregation 
Administration 
Affiliated Organizations 
Photographs and Scrapbooks


The Historic Photograph Collection finding aid and searchable database was made possible with the financial help of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.  


Archives & Special Collections Library Location: 

Our Lady of Mount Providence Motherhouse 
701 Gun Road
Baltimore, MD 21227

Sr. Constance Fenwick, OSP, archives director and congregation representative

Sharon Knecht, archivist    410-242-1603   
osparchives@oblatesisters.com


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