Visiting the Archives

The Jesuit Archives and Research Center is currently closed to reference requests as we unpack the collections in our 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.


The Jesuit Archives is located in Saint Louis’s Central West End at 3920 West Pine Boulevard. Parking is available in a private lot behind the building and on the street. The parking lot features handicapped accessible spaces, as well as a ramp for the sidewalk leading the building. The doors from the parking lot, as well as doors at the West Pine entrance, are handicapped accessible, and the building is equipped with an elevator for accessing the second floor. Please contact the Archives at archives(at) or 314.376.2440 for information about accessing the private lot or for more information about the accessibility of the Archives facility.

Directions from I-64/U.S. 40

When travelling east on I-64/U.S. 40, take exit 36C towards Vandeventer Avenue. Turn north (left) onto Vandeventer Avenue. Travel north on Vandeventer for less than one mile. Turn west (left) onto West Pine Boulevard.

When travelling west on I-64/U.S. 40, take exit 38A for Forest Park Avenue. Continue onto Forest Park Avenue. Turn north (right) onto Vandeventer Avenue. Travel north on Vandeventer for two blocks. Turn west (left) onto West Pine Boulevard.

Research Hours

Research may be conducted in the Reading Room during the hours of 9:00am to 11:45am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Please contact Ann Knake at jarcreference(at) if you would like to schedule a research appointment for once the Archives is open (April 25th).


If you require overnight housing for your visit to the Jesuit Archives, there are options available in the Central West End convenient to our West Pine location.
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The Central West End is home to many of St. Louis’ fine dining restaurants, pubs, outdoor cafes, and coffee shops.
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