Our Collections

Mercy Heritage Center’s archives house the historical and administrative records of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas dating back to 1843. Our repository contains over 5,000 linear feet of archival records in over thirty collections. These records document ministries like schools, hospitals and other programs. They also document the lives of individual sisters and the story of the Community itself. Record types include documents, books, photographic prints, audio-visual materials and artifacts. Our collections consist of records from the United States, South and Central America, the Caribbean and Guam, as well as individual ministries in various countries. More recent records (post-2006) are held at the administrative centers of each of the six Sisters of Mercy Communities located in Belmont, North Carolina; Merion, Pennsylvania; Cumberland, Rhode Island; Buffalo, New York; and Omaha, Nebraska.

Sisters, scholars, genealogists and anyone interested in the history of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is welcome at Mercy Heritage Center.The staff of Mercy Heritage Center can assist visitors with on-site research by appointment or e-mail requests. Contact us to schedule a visit. Click on the "View collection finding aids" button to discover what our collections hold.

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