The U.S. East-West Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are accessible through an online site and at physical locations in Ipswich, Massachusetts and in Belmont, California.

Online Records

  • Order’s government records, including chapter papers, team meeting records, constitutions and rules of the Order; these include papers from the former Massachusetts, Connecticut and California provinces.
  • Records documenting the Reverend Mothers, Provincial Superiors and Leadership Teams. These include journals, prints, correspondence, photographs, videos, audiotapes and artifacts.
  • Papers for the Education Missions in Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, Oregon and beyond, including journals, annals, school registers, yearbooks, videos, audiotapes and photographs documenting the history and changes in these ministries.
  • Records for the Notre Dame du Lac and the Notre Dame Health Care Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • Records for Ministries Abroad, including those in Hawaii, Japan, China, Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.
  • Papers, photographs and artifacts from individual sisters chronicling their ministries, work and lives.Video and audio tapes documenting events hosted by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, including those born digital.
  • Artifacts collected and used by the Order since its founding in 1804.
  • Digital copies of many SNDdeN school yearbooks can be found, arranged by city or town, in the Yearbooks page, as well as in the dropdown menu.

Physical Archives

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the research rooms for the Archives in both Ipswich, Mass. and Belmont, Calif. are closed. If you need any information or questions answered, please send your inquiries by email, telephone or regular mail.

Nancy Barthelemy
Provincial Archivist
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
30 Jeffrey’s Neck Rd.
Ipswich, MA 01938

Emilye Lewin
Provincial Archivist
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
1520 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002