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Maryland Province Archives
This is a guide to using the Maryland Province Archives (MPA), held at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections.
Lauinger Library, Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Introduction and Overview
This guide orients researchers to the Archives of the Maryland Province of the Society Jesus, more commonly referred to as the Maryland Province Archives, or simply the MPA. This collection, which has been on deposit at Georgetown University since the 1970s, documents the Jesuit presence in North America from the 17th through 20th centuries.
The MPA is available for use by appointment at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections on the 5th floor of Georgetown's Lauinger Library. The Booth Family Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reference inquiries may be made by telephone (202-687-1312) or via our email form. Requests to view specific materials should be made through Aeon, our system for requesting special collections materials.
The MPA is open for use by all Georgetown students, faculty, and staff as well as independent researchers who are unaffiliated with Georgetown. Those completing genealogical research - especially in relation to the "GU 272" - are also encouraged to use the collection.
A note about collection use: Lauinger staff are currently reorganizing the entirety of the Maryland Province Archives, writing a new finding aid, and digitizing all materials dating prior to 1900. Updates on this process may be found here. Please also note that because of this work, some portions of the collection may be temporarily unavailable. Researchers are encouraged to contact staff well in advance of their visit to ensure the availability of materials.