Mission Statement

The mission of the Archives of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province is to preserve and share the history, spirit, and memory of the Province, the Archives are established to identify, collect, arrange, preserve, and make available to qualified researchers the official non-current administrative records and historical materials relating to the governance, ministries, and members of the Province.


Principle Collection

The principle collection includes basic information on members (birth date and place, date of entrance into the community, date of vows, educational background, ministry history, death date and place, burial); awards received, newspaper clippings, completed and on-going research.  It contains records pertaining to the Province administration, offices and committees.  There is also information relative to the various ministries – both past and current.

The Province Archives cares for the following special collections:

  • limited Congregational materials (i.e. Constitutions, prayer books, manuals of customs);
  • the Archive of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth-on-the-Lake of Superior, WI;
  • the Archive of the St. Paul Franciscan Sisters;
  • Ann Thomasine Sampson’s Oral History Project;
  • a small library collection pertaining to the Province, histories of other Sisters of St. Joseph congregations, Minnesota and North Dakota history, and Catholic history;
  • photos, ledgers, and exhibit materials (including art work done by members of the Province).


To request information about a Sister or Ministry of the Sisters, contact the Archivist, Michelle Hueg at mhueg@csjstpaul.org or call 651.690.7001.