Our Archives

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.


Visitors Welcome

Office hours Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm
Closed Holidays


Director of Archives
Mary Navarre, OP

The Legacy Room

Changing exhibits feature the history of the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters and their ministries around the world from 1853 through current day.

Archives Department

The official repository for materials about the origin and history of the Congregation from 1877 forward.

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Find a Sister

Contact Archives to schedule a time to:
• Research historic moments in time
• Find a photo or photo collection
• See collections of Sister art

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