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The General Administration Archives gather and preserve all written and audiovisual materials dealing with the life of the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence, its members, works and ministries since its beginning in 1843.

The Archives Department includes an abundant collection of writings and photographs, which document the religious, social and political context of 19th century Montreal, where Blessed Emilie Tavernier-Gamelin lived and where the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence was born.

In order to request documents, obtain an authorization to use or publish material or inquire about the possibility of conducting research*, please communicate with us:

Take note, that research can cause minimal expenses.

The Sisters of Providence of Mother Joseph Province also administer a large archives department in Seattle WA, U.S.A., which has documented the ministries of the Sisters of Providence in the Western U.S. and El Salvador from 1856 to this day. For any request concerning those archives, please consult their website at

Archives dealing with the activities of the Sisters of Providence in the Canadian West and Northwest are administered by Holy Angels Province in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For any questions concerning these archives, please contact our archivist, Ms. Diane Lamoureux.