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13 Catholic Institutions Contribute to Digital Exhibit on Women Religious Orders
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Sisters at LoyolaThe Archives and Special Collections Center at Seton Hall University is proud to launch the Web exhibit Treasures from the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA): Women Religious. The exhibit highlights archival and special collections materials related to women's religious orders. Thirteen institutions contributed images on a variety of topics and in a variety of formats, making for a diverse and fascinating exhibit. This display is hosted at Seton Hall and available both through SHU and the CRRA's Catholic Portal.

Each contributing institution gave information about the collection from which they included images. Some collections focus on a particular school, highlighting the academic and service contributions of the sisters and educators, while other collections focus on a particular order, documenting the missionary, nursing, or other work performed by the sisters of that order. Some collections belonged to an individual, highlighting the range of activities of one remarkable woman. All of the materials provide insight into the depth and breadth of women religious, and the many accomplishments or contributions they have made to their orders, schools, families, and communities.

The exhibit can be browsed or searched in several ways. Images can be viewed by contributing institution, geographic region, time period, format, or subject, or browsed through from the home page. There is also a search box available. Each image allows commenting, and viewers are invited to comment, or to share information about additional resources not included in the exhibit. Information about several institutions not included in the exhibit is provided on the Additional Resources page, but the exhibit creators would welcome further suggestions. Information about the exhibit and links to the CRRA and the home institutions are also provided. The exhibit will be live through the end of October 2013, and will be available online after that, but comments and questions will no longer be answered.

Check out the exhibit, and then explore the related resources via the CRRA's Catholic Portal and at our Archives and Special Collections page!

For more information please contact:
Marta Deyrup
(973) 275-2223
marta.deyrup@shu.edu

 

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