New Jesuit Archives and Research Center

The Jesuit Archives: Central United States will begin 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 will continue to be closed to reference requests as we undertake an extensive unpacking process in the new facility. We anticipate opening to requests in Spring 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

The Jesuit Archives and Research Center seeks an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and operational support within the administrative office of the Jesuit Archives and Research Center. The assistant prepares meetings and schedules appointments; organizes and maintains paper and electronic files; manages mailings and correspondence; processes deposits, payments, and purchases; and enters data and prepares reports. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Director of the Jesuit Archives. You can read the full position announcement here.

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.