What is the Archive?

picture of gilrs and sisters at Nazareth House Cape Town about 1910

The General Archive is a private archive belonging to the Generalate of the Sisters of Nazareth. As such our primary aim is to provide a safe repository for material deposited by the Superior General and General Councillors.

We also hold a wealth of historical documents, including record books, registers and photographs, relating to the work of the Sisters throughout the world. Our holdings date from the very beginnings of the order in the 1850s to the present day. Over the years the archive has proved to be a valuable resource for Sisters in the Congregation, former children, family historians and academic researchers. We welcome enquiries and always try to respond as quickly as possible. 

See what information we hold

Visit a historic picture gallery

Meet the Archivists