Humanities/History at The Collegium
The Humanities/History courses at The Collegium follow a chronological sequence, studying not just events, but how these events are intertwined with developments in The Church, society, theology, philosophy, literature, and the arts.
There are numerous archives - many of religious orders or of special importance to the local history of The church - in Hagerstown or nearby. You will have opportunities to engage in history through archival research, something that rarely happens in undergraduate programs.
Here is a list of some of the archives nearby.
Catholic Religious Order Archives
Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives, Emmitsburg
St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore (Sulpician Order)
Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg (Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet)
Maryland State Archives, Annapolis
(has limited records on parishes that were served by religious orders)
Georgetown University, D.C. (Jesuits)
Other Useful Organizations
Catholic Research Resources Alliance
Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious
Little Sisters of the Poor, Catonsville
Religious orders that were well established in Maryland,
but their central archives are elsewhere
School Sisters of Notre Dame (Wisconsin),
Sisters of Mercy (North Carolina).
Other Important Archives in the Area
Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, Shepperdstown WV
John Clinton Frey Western Maryland Room, Hagerstown