Welcome to Providence Archives

Providence Archives collects, organizes, preserves, and makes available records of enduring and historical value relating to the Sisters of Providence religious community in the west, and Providence Health & Services.

Institutional and corporate records, manuscripts, photographs, audiovisual materials, and artifacts document ministries in education, health care, and social services. Collections date from 1856 to the present and encompass Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California, as well as El Salvador.

Our online Digital Collections Database is available for browsing and performing advanced searches of our digital collections, which are comprised of digitized resources such as photographs and documents, as well as digital photographs of our artifacts.

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Institutional and corporate records, manuscripts and personal papers, photographs, audiovisual materials, and artifacts document the Providence ministries. Collections date from 1856 to the present and encompass the western United States, as well as the mission in El Salvador.

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Letters, recipes and significant events in the history of the Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province.

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Our Past Forward newsletter is published three times each year.

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Providence Archives staff provides reference and research services to Sisters of Providence and Providence St. Joseph Health staff. Reference services may also be provided to historians, scholars, and the general public.

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