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The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids Archives have been the official repository for materials about the origin, history and growth of the Grand Rapids Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and its ministries since 1877. Special collections include materials about Marywood Academy, Holy Rosary Academy, Aquinas College and other ministries of the congregation in Michigan, New Mexico, Peru, Honduras and Canada. These collections include oral and written records.

The archives contain the records of deceased and former members of the Congregation, as well as some of the records of the students of Marywood Academy.

Phone, e-mail and postal mail requests for limited research are accepted. Most records are open to research — however, some records are restricted. Credits must be given for records used in research.

Office hours are Monday – Friday (except holidays) from 10 am – 4 pm.

Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, Archives
2025 East Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 643-0410
Fax: (616) 454-6105
Email: mnavarre@grdominicans.org