Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity Records, 1882-1976

Summary Information

Title: Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity Records
Inclusive Dates: 1882-1976

  • Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity (Fond du Lac, Wis.)
Call Number: Micro 753; Oshkosh Micro 14; Green Bay Micro 23

Quantity: 11 reels of microfilm (35 mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)
UW-Oshkosh Polk Library / Oshkosh Area Research Ctr. (Map)
UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library / Green Bay Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Records of the Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity (SHN), an Episcopal women's order based in Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; and after 1905 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, working primarily with parish education, including Sunday school and parochial school, as well as with emergency and routine relief work. The records include general correspondence from the first forty years of the order's existence, pertaining to the founding of the order, relations with other church bodies, activities of scattered missions, and rules and regulations. The bulk of the collection is made up of diaries with entries pertaining to the members' activities such as attending mass, travel, routine chores, acceptance of new postulants, matters of concern to friends and acquaintances of the sisters, and retreats. A portion of the diaries contains similar information pertaining to activities at the Mission House on the Oneida Indian Reservation in Brown and Outagamie counties, Wisconsin, 1926-1935, 1943-1944.


This collection is available only on microfilm. The originals are located at the Convent of the Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

A copy of this microfilm is at the Oshkosh Area Research Center.

Copies of Reels 1-4 only are at the Green Bay Area Research Center.

Language: English

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