Unearthing Holy and Wholly Amazing Stories
Sisters of Mercy,
San Francisco, 1854
Sisters of the Holy Family,
San Francisco, 1872
Sisters of the Holy
Names, Oakland, ...
A 14-foot-long “Foundation Scroll” , c. 1870, depicting the Presentation Sisters’
journey from Ireland, across the Panama ...
San Francisco, Aug. 13, 1879
Dear in Christ Sister:
On the 23rd of March last the Holy Father kindly granted, without rest...
“Poor, but not friendless.”
• Highlighted Collections:
•Annals (1854-present)
•Photographs
•Institutions and Ministries
• Member records and
manuscrip...
Education Ministry Collections
Presentation Convent
School, Powell &
Lombard Streets,
1855-1906
Saint Joseph School,
Berke...
Ministries Collections
Ocosingo, Chiapas,
Mexico, 1966
Migrant Camp, Gilroy, 1960
Gallo Wine, Grape Pickers
Strike, 1969
O...
Governance Records
Genealogy
•Baptism Date
•Names of Parents
•Date of Entrance
•Name of Convent
•Date of Profession
•Record of Vows
•Date of ...
Mother Josephine
Hagarty, PBVM
Superior
General, 1889-
1912
The 1906 Experience
Property Records
presarchives@pbvmsf.org
presentationsisterssf.org/archives.htm
On the OAC (Online Archive of California) Search:
Presentat...
 Presentation given for the Institute for Historical Study’s public program held at the San Francisco Main Public
Library...
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"Research Possibilities for Students, Teachers and Scholars", a panel presentation sponsored by the Institute for Historical Study and the San Francisco Public Library. October 10, 2013

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Exploring Presentation Archives' Collections

  1. 1. Unearthing Holy and Wholly Amazing Stories
  2. 2. Sisters of Mercy, San Francisco, 1854 Sisters of the Holy Family, San Francisco, 1872 Sisters of the Holy Names, Oakland, 1868 Dominican Sisters of Monterey, 1851 Daughters of Charity, San Francisco, 1852 Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, San Jose, 1851 Mission San Jose Dominicans, 1876
  3. 3. A 14-foot-long “Foundation Scroll” , c. 1870, depicting the Presentation Sisters’ journey from Ireland, across the Panama Isthmus, and sailing to San Francisco. The drawing is credited to Mother Mary Teresa Comerford who was among those making the trip in November, 1854.
  4. 4. San Francisco, Aug. 13, 1879 Dear in Christ Sister: On the 23rd of March last the Holy Father kindly granted, without restriction of time, that, owing to your wants you may receive some compensation for teaching music and other extraordinary branches from girls that may be able to pay. Yours Truly in Christ, J.S. Alemany
  5. 5. “Poor, but not friendless.”
  6. 6. • Highlighted Collections: •Annals (1854-present) •Photographs •Institutions and Ministries • Member records and manuscript/personal papers collections • Guides and Inventories • Some restrictions apply • Open for Research by Appointment
  7. 7. Education Ministry Collections Presentation Convent School, Powell & Lombard Streets, 1855-1906 Saint Joseph School, Berkeley, 1878-1987 Academy of the Presentation, San Francisco, 1929-1991
  8. 8. Ministries Collections Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico, 1966 Migrant Camp, Gilroy, 1960 Gallo Wine, Grape Pickers Strike, 1969 Operation Head Start, San Francisco, 1965 Saint Columba School, Oakland, 1969
  9. 9. Governance Records
  10. 10. Genealogy •Baptism Date •Names of Parents •Date of Entrance •Name of Convent •Date of Profession •Record of Vows •Date of Departure •Biographical Data
  11. 11. Mother Josephine Hagarty, PBVM Superior General, 1889- 1912 The 1906 Experience
  12. 12. Property Records
  13. 13. presarchives@pbvmsf.org presentationsisterssf.org/archives.htm On the OAC (Online Archive of California) Search: Presentation Archives flickr.com/photos/presarchives
  14. 14.  Presentation given for the Institute for Historical Study’s public program held at the San Francisco Main Public Library, October 10, 2013.  All photographs are from Presentation Archives, Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco except for the following images that were used with expressed permission from their respective archives: (Slide 2) These images are from the following archives: Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Belmont; Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont; Dominican Sisters of San Rafael; Mission San Jose Dominicans, Fremont; Daughters of Charity, Province of the West; and Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, U.S.-Ontario Province; and Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Burlingame, CA, Archives (Slide 5) The original portrait of Archbishop Alemany is at the Sisters of the Holy Family convent.  Please contact Presentation Archives for further information about sources cited in this presentation and inquiries about permission for using any of its content. Contact: Presentation Archives, Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco Chris Doan, MLIS, C.A. 2340 Turk Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94118 presarchives@pbvmsf.org presentationsisterssf.org/archives.htm

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