New Jesuit Archives and Research Center

The Jesuit Archives: Central United States began operating under a new name, the Jesuit Archives and Research Center, to coincide with the move to our new facility. To learn about our new location, please click here. To see pictures from our move, please click here. We continue to be closed to reference requests as we undertake an extensive unpacking process in the new facility. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. We will open to requests on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. We will respond to reference requests in the order that we receive them beginning on this date, with researchers being consulted about their research topic within three weeks of placing their request. Researchers may schedule appointments to conduct research at the Archives for on or after April 25th by contacting Ann Knake at jarcreference(at) You can learn more about our reference services on our Policies page.

Jesuit Student Research Symposium: Jesuits in the Sciences

We are pleased to announce the fourth annual Jesuit Student Research Symposium, to be held on April 24, 2018, at the beautiful new home of the Jesuit Archives and Research Center, 3920 W. Pine Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108.

The symposium will be hosted jointly by the Jesuit Archives and Research Center, the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Saint Louis University History Department. Our theme will explore the history of Jesuit contributions to the sciences, mathematics, and related fields.

Undergraduate and Graduate students from all disciplines and all universities are warmly invited to submit a proposal for a 20-minute presentation. Submissions may include papers, poster sessions, and other appropriate presentations on the theme of Jesuits in the Sciences and Mathematics.

Proposals should be no more than 250 words long, and will be accepted by the selection committee on a rolling basis. The proposal application cover page is available here. All proposals will be acknowledged and will receive a response within two weeks of submission. The final deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact the Jesuit Archives and Research Center, at, or Dr. Silvana Siddali, Saint Louis University History Department, at

Eligibility:  All undergraduate and graduate students, at SLU or any other seminary, college, or university, are warmly invited to apply.

Important dates:

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis, but the final deadline is March 1, 2018.

Final papers are due to the committee on April 17, 2018.