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Identifier: HIST

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of 6 series, covering early college history, college presidents, college anniversaries, college memorabilia, persons significant to Rosemont College, and scrapbooks created by the early college administration.

The 1st series contains documents related to the early history (1921-1968) of Rosemont College.

The 2nd series contains the College Journals created by the sisters of SHCJ during their administration of the college, 1921-1969.

The 3rd series includes documents relating to the College's anniversaries, starting from the 25th Anniversary. Items include a photo album created by alumni, materials promoting events and other programs.

The 4th series includes documents relating to each one of Rosemont College's presidents. Items include CVs, photographs, details about appointments and inaugurations, obituaries, etc.

The 5th series features memorabilia, family papers, awards and other documents from people who contributed significantly to Rosemont College's history. Documents relating to Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, the Connelly family, the Kistler family, Frank M. Folsom, and the McShain family are collected.

The 6th series contains a wide variety of items from postcards of the College to commemoratives of significant campus events.


  • 1921-20xx

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

In the early years of the college, from 1921-1969, events at the college were recorded by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus in House Journals. Entries could be anything from the names of the incoming freshman, dated entries of events held on campus, visits from Bishop Fulton Sheen and more. The journals also include programs, invitations and newsclippings to supplement entries.

The College Charter was created on 18th of March 1922, with the By-Laws of Rosemont College of the Holy Child Jesus created in the 1920s as well. The Charter and By-Laws of Directors and Adminstration was not created until 1964, with the merger of Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of Trustess happening shortly after in 1970. Prior to the mergers, the Board of Directors, whose members were only Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus operated seperately of the laypeople's Advisory Board of Trustees.


39 Boxes (38 archival boxes, 1 Cartographic Tube)

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History of the College
In Progress
Allison Sharkey (2016), Lillian Mann (2020 update), Caitlin Angelone (2021 update)
2020 MAY 11
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Repository Details

Part of the Rosemont College Archives Repository

Rosemont College Archives
Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont PA 19010 United States
(610) 527-0200, x2208