13 Catholic Institutions Contribute to Digital Exhibit on Women Religious Orders
The 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!
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