St. Mary's Seminary & University

About the Archives

Note: The Archives is now providing limited onsite services. Patrons will be required to observe the following Covid-19 safety procedures until further notice:

  • Patrons must be fully vaccinated and boosted. (Please have a paper or digital version of your vaccination card with you for verification.)
  • Patrons will be restricted to the Archives during their visit.
  • Patrons may be requested to wear a facemask.

Using the Archives

We are open to researchers by appointment only. Summer hours (May 17, 2024 – August 2, 2024): Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., except for the holidays observed by St. Mary’s and scheduled closings. Call (410-864-4074) or e-mail (archives[at] to schedule a visit.

Individuals who contact us in advance about their research interests have the most successful visits. Archival research can be complex, so the more prepared we are for your visit, the better we can help you find what you need. Archivists can help you prepare for your visit, provide guidance on how to conduct archival research, recommend primary and secondary sources relevant to your topic, and help identify collections and materials of interest.

Please note that while we try to meet the special needs of researchers, we do not allow infants, toddlers, or small children to be brought into the archives. Students under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. 

In the case of inclement weather, please either call 410-864-4074 or check the web page for the Seminary to learn if the institution has been closed or will have a delayed opening.

Upcoming Holidays and Scheduled Closings

  • June 19, 2023
  • July 3-4, 2023
  • September 4, 2023
  • October 23, 2023
  • November 20-24, 2023 
  • December 18-29, 2023
  • January 1, 2024
  • January 15, 2024
  • February 19, 2024
  • March 28 – April 1, 2024
  • May 27, 2024
  • June 19, 2024