Jesuits of the Missouri Province

"God has blessed the Society with an incomparable fund of documents which allow us to contemplate clearly our origins, our fundamental charism."


Pedro Arrupe, Superior General of the Society of Jesus (1965-1983)


Midwest Jesuit Archives

Welcome to the website of the Midwest Jesuit Archives. The archives serves as the collective memory of the Chicago, Missouri, and Wisconsin Provinces and the Jesuit Conference. The Midwest Jesuit Archives collects, identifies, appraises, describes, organizes and preserves the historical records of the midwestern provinces and the Jesuit Conference. The records are made accessible to researchers in order to provide a window into the origins, development, spirit and charism of the Society of Jesus in the United States.

The archives is located in St. Louis’s Central West End at the northwest corner of West Pine Boulevard and Taylor Avenue. Study tables and a library for use by visiting researchers adjoin the collections.


The Midwest Jesuit Archives serves as the collective memory of the: