About the Archives

Note: The Archives will re-open to outside patrons on March 1, 2022. Patrons will be required to observe the following Covid-19 safety procedures:

  • Patrons must be fully vaccinated and boosted. (Please have a paper or digital version of your vaccination card with you for verification.)

  • Patrons will be restricted to the Archives during their visit.

  • Patrons may be requested to wear a facemask.

We are open to qualified researchers by appointment only.  Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., except for the holidays observed by St. Mary’s Seminary & University and scheduled closings. Call (410-864-4074) or e-mail (archives[at]stmarys.edu) to schedule a visit.

Individuals who contact us in advance about their research interests have the most successful visits. Archival research can be complex, so the more prepared we are for your visit, the better we can help you find what you need. Archivists can help you prepare for your visit, provide guidance on how to conduct archival research, recommend primary and secondary sources relevant to your topic, and help identify collections and materials of interest.

Please note that while we try to meet the special needs of researchers, we do not allow infants, toddlers, or small children to be brought into the archives. Students under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. 

In the case of inclement weather, please either call 410-864-4074 or check the web page for the Seminary to learn if the institution has been closed or will have a delayed opening.

Upcoming Holidays and Scheduled Closings

Sept. 5, 2022 Feb. 20, 2023
Oct. 24, 2022  April 6-10, 2023
Nov. 23-25, 2022 May 29, 2023
Dec. 19-31, 2022 June 19, 2023
Jan. 2, 2023  July 4, 2023
Jan.  16, 2023