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Humanities/History at The Collegium

The Sequence

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.


Additional Feature

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)


Carmelites, Baltimore


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)


Redemptorists (Pennsylvania)


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

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