Upcoming Holidays/Closures

The Jesuit Archives & Research Center will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019 for Good Friday.

The building will not be available as a study space nor will research appointments be available on Friday, April 26, 2019. Instead, join us for the research symposium to learn about Jesuits and American Culture. Details below.

Fifth Annual Jesuit Student Research Symposium

Together with the History Department and the Office of Mission and Identity at Saint Louis University, the Jesuit Archives & Research Center announces the fifth annual Jesuit Student Research Symposium, to be held on April 26, 2019.  This year’s keynote speaker is Fr. Sean Dempsey, SJ.  Doors will open at 8:30 AM, and the welcome address will be delivered at 9:00.  The schedule of events may be viewed here.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Street parking is plentiful; for handicap-accessible parking or more information on the building’s accessibility, please email archives(at)

This year’s symposium will explore the history of Jesuit engagement with, and influence on, American culture.  Undergraduate and graduate students will present on topics that address any time period or discipline, including but not limited to history, music, theater, science, higher education, and exploration.  Although the application period is now closed, the full call for presentations and application cover page can be seen here.

Open Hours

The Jesuit Archives & Research Center is open for use as a general study space. The study spaces are available from 10am to 3pm, Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays and JARC events. Such closures will be posted on this page. Guidelines regarding the use of the Jesuit Archives as a study space can be read here.

Blessing and Dedication of the Jesuit Archives & Research Center

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, the new Jesuit Archives & Research Center was formally blessed by Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson, archbishop of St. Louis. Please see this article from the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus for more information about this event.

New Jesuit Archives & Research Center

The Jesuit Archives: Central United States began operating under a new name, the Jesuit Archives & 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.