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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.

Using the Maryland Province Archives

Image of correspondence, Maryland Province Archives

The Maryland Province Archives is open for use by all Georgetown students, faculty and staff as well as independent researchers who are unaffiliated with Georgetown. All researchers will need to register for a user account in the Aeon Request Management System and will be expected to follow the use policies set forth by the Booth Family Center for Special Collections.

Georgetown University Library and the Maryland Province are committed to providing access to the Maryland Province Archives to scholars, the public and especially to descendants of the Georgetown 272.  Approximately 131 linear feet of records of the Maryland Province, housed in 224 manuscript boxes, are processed.  Descriptions of this material are available in the finding aid. Researchers may view these materials in the Paul F. Betz Reading Room of the Booth Family Center for Special Collections.  For information on access to specific materials, please contact the Special Collections staff.

Restrictions and Permissions

For research: All material created prior to January 1, 1940 is open for research, unless otherwise noted.  Material created after 1940 is restricted.

For publication: Written permission from the Province's Archivist is required for the publication of substantive portions of any material, or for publication-quality reproductions of any material.  Use the Permission Request Form to request permission to publish reproductions or quote substantive portions of the material. Send the completed form by email to the Booth Family Center for Special Collections (

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