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College of Sister Formation Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 023

Scope and Contents note

Seattle University offered baccalaureate degrees to four religious orders of women in Washington and British Columbia: the Sisters of Providence (FCSP), the Sisters of St. Joseph of Newark (CSJ ), and the Dominican Sisters (OP) of Edmonds and Tacoma. This collection contains correspondence, documents relating to faculty contracts, compensation and tenure, curriculum reports, accreditation and self evaluation reports, minutes, and miscellaneous issues of the Sister Formation Bulletin.

Dates

  • 1957-1969
  • Majority of material found within 1957 - 1967

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical note

From 1957 through 1967 Seattle University offered academic preparation to four religious orders of women in Washington and British Columbia: the Sisters of Providence (FCSP), the Sisters of St. Joseph of Newark (CSJ ), and the Dominican Sisters (OP) of Edmonds and Tacoma. The Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Religious at the Vatican termed Seattle University's contribution to the Sister Formation movement in the United States "a notable pioneer effort." Women were taught by faculty on the Seattle University campus in planned sequences of philosophy, theology, and psychology with an area major in the social sciences to prepare them to meet the needs of the modern apostolate. In 1961, a new self-contained campus was built on a 243 acre tract near Pine Lake in Issaquah, WA and became known as Providence Heights College.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The records of the College of Sister Formation document a baccalaureate degree program (1957-1967) offered at Seattle University to four Catholic religious orders of women.
Title
Guide to the College of Sister Formation Records
Author
Mary Linden Sepulveda
Date
2011
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Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Funding for preparing the finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
901 12th Avenue
Seattle WA 98122-1090 USA