Religieuses Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph – Archives Department of the General Administration
Archives are not available for consultation. Due to limited space, reference services are primarily carried out remotely. Written research requests must be sent to the archives department (via email or post). Services are offered Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The congregation of the Religieuses Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph (RHSJ) was founded by Jérôme LeRoyer de la Dauversière and Marie de la Ferre, in La Flèche, France, on May eighteenth, 1636. Its primary mission was healthcare, to which education was eventually added. The congregation currently maintains a presence in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and France.
DESCRIPTION OF FONDS AND COLLECTIONS
The archives bear witness to the activities, communal living, and works of the Religieuses Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph who were situated in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, the United States, and Benin.
Time span included in the archives: 1884-today.
MANDATE AND MISSION
The general administration's archives department for the Religieuses Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph (RHSJ) serves first and foremost the congregation. It is responsible for the conservation, evaluation, sorting, processing, preservation, and exploitation for historical ends of the General Administration and Ville-Marie province's private archives collection, mostly dating from the twentieth century.