OUR RECORD GROUPS

  • Historical
    • Materials relate to the founding of the Dominican Sisters of Houston and its early history. The Congregation was originally founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1874. Records include foundational and corporate documents, unpublished histories, early customs and ceremonials, cemetery records, and annal and vow books. Restrictions may apply.
  • Government
    • Materials relate to the governing on the Dominican Sisters of Houston. This includes records related to Chapters, various assemblies, taskforces and committees, Council, official reports and legal documents. Restrictions may apply.
  • Membership
    • Materials related to all sisters who are, or have been, members of the Dominican Sisters of Houston. Records are kept on each sister, whether deceased, active, or withdrawn. Creative works such as poems, books, speeches, etc., by sisters are also included. Sisters’ dissertations and directories may also be found here. Restrictions may apply.
  • Departments
    • Departmental records include records specific to each department within the Dominican Sisters of Houston’s administrative offices including the financial, development and advancement, wellness and community life, and human resources offices. Restrictions may apply.
  • Properties
    • These records concern properties owned by the Dominican Sisters of Houston. Restrictions may apply.
  • Ministries, Works, and Missions
    • These records consist of annals, reports, correspondence, programs, photographs, and narratives related to the Dominican Sisters of Houston’s ministry activities. Since 1874, the sisters have ministered as educators, health care providers, activists, and much more. Restrictions may apply
  • Special Events and Celebrations
    • Materials in this group consist of liturgy programs, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, invitations, and photographs related to especial events held by the Dominican Sisters of Houston. Such events include receptions and professions, sisters’ and congregational jubilees, award ceremonies, retreats, and reunions. Restrictions may apply.
  • Publications
  • Affiliations
    • These records consist of report and correspondence between the Dominican Sisters of Houston and other Catholic religious groups including various members of the clergy, other Dominican congregations, the Vatican, Dioceses, LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious), and CMSW (Conference of Major Superiors of Women). Records of the Dominican Alumnae Association are also housed here. Restrictions may apply.
  • Images
    • These materials consist of prints, photographs, slides, and photo and scrapbook albums created and about the Dominican Sisters of Houston. Restrictions may apply.
  • Artifacts
    • Artifacts relate to the history of the Dominican Sisters of Houston and include awards, works of art, habits and rosaries, relics, and items from convents and schools. Restrictions may apply.
  • Audiovisual
    • Audiovisual materials include CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and digital recordings of sisters and events hosted by the Dominican Sisters of Houston. Restrictions may apply.

Please note, these materials are continuing to be processed. As collections are completed, individual finding aids will be posted. For further information about our holdings, please contact the archives.