Annals from the Archives

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These articles are published monthly on a variety of topics describing the history and mission of the Massachusetts Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Annals from the Archives June 2020 Attempted Murder in East Boston 1900
Annals from the Archives May 2020 Holy Name Church Fire, Chicopee, MA 1910
Annals from the Archives April 2020 St. Patrick’s Church fire, 1904
Annals from the Archives March 2020 Doing Laundry in Lawrence, 1860
Annals from the Archives February 2020 Smallpox Vaccinations in the 1880s
Annals from the Archives January 2020 Holy Redeemer Convent, East Boston
Annals from the Archives December 2019 Notre Dame School Tales
Annals from the Archives November 2019 Dr. Mary V. O’Callaghan and the Sisters of Notre Dame
Annals from the Archives October 2019 The Poisoning of Holy Name Convent
Annals from the Archives September 2019 Emmanuel College, 1919-2019
Annals from the Archives August 2019 The House of Loretto, Ipswich, MA
Annals from the Archives July 2019 Camp Wannalancet, Tyngsboro, MA
Annals from the Archives June 2019 The Canonization of St. Julie Billiart 1969
Annals from the Archives May 2019 The Beatification of Blessed Julie Billiart 1906
Annals from the Archives April 2019 Boston YMCA Fire of 1910 and the Sisters of Notre Dame
Annals from the Archives March 2019 Sr. Mary Bernard Weber’s Memories of Her Voyage to Oregon
Annals from the Archives February 2019 St. Michael’s Hudson, MA
Annals from the Archives January 2019 1890 Jubilee Volumes
Annals from the Archives December 2018 King Albert’s Visit to the U.S. in 1919
Annals from the Archives November 2018 The Sisters of Notre Dame and the End of WWI
Annals from the Archives October 2018 1899 SND Education Exhibition
Annals from the Archives September 2018 ND Centennial Video 1940
Annals from the Archives August 2018 Three Early Notre Dame Alumni
Annals from the Archives July 2018 Justice Earl Warren and the Sisters of Notre Dame
Annals from the Archives June 2018 Maxine Elliott and Notre Dame
Annals from the Archives May 2018 Sr. Marie Margarita McDevitt [Sr. Mildred Mary]
Annals from the Archives April 2018 Julie Country Day School, Leominster, MA
Annals from the Archives March 2018 Blizzard of 1888
Annals from the Archives February 2018 Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro, MA
Annals from the Archives January 2018 Sr. Agnes Marguerite McGee’s Travel Journal
Annals from the Archives December 2017 St. Mary’s, Lynn, MA, Fire of 1941
Annals from the Archives November 2017 Sister Marie Augusta Neal, 1921-2004
Annals from the Archives October 2017 The Salem Fire of 1914
Annals from the Archives September 2017 The Hurricane of 1938
Annals from the Archives August 2017 Sr. Wilfrid of the S.H. Parsons 1906 Journal
Annals from the Archives July 2017 Sister Frances of the S.H. 1929 Japan Scrapbook
Annals from the Archives June 2017 Federation of Notre Dame Alumni Picnic, 1924
Annals from the Archives May 2017 Sr. Adele Marguerite King, 1898-1976, Her Life and Letters.
Annals from the Archives April 2017 Class of 1913, St. Augustine’s, South Boston
Annals from the Archives March 2017 Smallpox Epidemic from 1870-1873
Annals from the Archives February 2017 The 1936 Flood in Springfield, MA
Annals From the Archives January 2017 St. Augustine’s School Fire of 1904
Annals from the Archives December 2016 The St. Joseph’s Somerville, MA Class of 1926
Annals from the Archives November 2016 The St. Mary’s Cambridge Class of 1927
Annals From the Archives October 2016 The Pandemic of 1918 in Lowell, MA
Annals from the Archives September 2016 Christmas Day Fires in Boston, 1890
Annals from the Archives August 2016 St. Mary’s, Lawrence, MA Class of 1914
Annals from the Archives July 2016 The 1890 Tornado in Lawrence, MA
Annals from the Archives June 2016 Sisters of Notre Dame in Chelsea, MA
Annals from the Archives May 2016  St. Mary’s School, Salem, MA
Annals from the Archives April 2016 Polio Epidemic of 1935
Annals from the Archives March 2016  Massachusetts Teachers’ Oath of 1935
Annals from the Archives February 2016 Catholic Action Summer Session 1936
Annals from the Archives January 2016 1912 Bread and Roses Strike in Lawrence, MA
Annals from the Archives December 2015 Labor Unrest in Massachusetts
Annals from the Archives November 2015 Sisters of Notre Dame during WWI
Annals from the Archives October 2015 The Sisters of Notre Dame and the Epidemic of 1918
Annals from the Archives September 2015 Sr. Alice Gertrude Keating, 1898-1994
Annals from the Archives August 2015 Sr. Helen Madeleine Ingraham, 1887-1989
Annals from the Archives July 2015 The Dog Days of Summer
Annals from the Archives June 2015 The Terrible Tornado of 1953
Annals from the Archives May 2015  Sister Mary Aloysius Halthkamp, 1823-1874
Annals from the Archives April 2015 Of Pigs and Ducks and Bees, Oh My! More Tales from Worcester
Annals from the Archives March 2015 Dr. Henry Ingersoll Bowditch & the Sisters of Notre Dame
Annals from the Archives February 2015 Diphtheria Epidemic in Salem
Annals from the Archives January 2015 Pemberton Mill Disaster, 1860
Annals from the Archives December 2014 Sister Desiree Erculisse, 1815-1879
Annals from the Archives November 2014 Tales from Worcester
Annals from the Archives October 2014 William Howard Taft’s 1912 visit to Cambridge MA
Annals from the Archives September 2014  The Seeds of Growth: the SNDs in MA, 1849-1973
Annals from the Archives August 2014  The Hurricane of 1938
Annals from the Archives July 2014  Summers in Tyngsboro, MA
Annals from the Archives June 2014  Nunnery Committee in Lowell, MA 1854-1855
Annals from the Archives May 2014  Sister Alberta Julie Kelleher
Annals from the Archives April 2014  Sister Julie de la Sainte Famille WWII Letters
Annals from the Archives March 2014 Boston Fire of 1872
Annals from the Archives February 2014  Massachusetts Flood of 1936
Annals from the Archives January 2014  The Needs of the Time: Needlework in ND Schools
Annals from the Archives December 2013  Sister Bernadine Marie Daly
Annals from the Archives November 2013   Typhoid Epidemic in Lowell, MA
Annals from the Archives October 2013  Peabody, MA Fire of 1915
Annals from the Archives September 2013  Sisters of Notre Dame in Salem, MA
Annals from the Archives August 2013  Railroad Strike of 1877
Annals from the Archives July 2013  Remedies of Old
Annals from the Archives June 2013  Sisters of Notre Dame at the Columbian Exposition of 1893
Annals from the Archives May 2013  Sisters of Notre Dame in East Boston
Annals from the Archives April 2013  Massachusetts Nunnery Committee of 1855
Annals from the Archives March 2013  Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Responses

  1. How about an entry on St. Joseph’s Grammar School and St. Mary’s HS in Waltham, MA. I was in school at St. Joseph’s when the novices moved to Ipswich. My mother and four aunts went to school there as well as my sister.

    • Dear Rob,

      I have a finding aid on the website on the records for Waltham. Go to Finding Aids and scroll to the end of the School Records and open up the link. This will guide you through the papers now housed in the SND New England Archives. If you find anything you’d like more information on, feel free to email me.


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