Special Collections

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston
637 Cambridge Street
Brighton MA , 02135 2801
FAX: (617)783-8246
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Therezon Sheerin, CSJ, Archivist (617)746-2116 boscsj@aol.com
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-4:00PM
Closings: Exceptions would be heard on voice-mail at 617-746-2116
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Handicapped parking
Name: Boston CSJ Archives
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Therezon Sheerin, CSJ, Archivist (617)746-2116 boscsj@aol.com
Collections: 1
Formats: 650 linear feet of manuscripts 43 archives 20 monographs 18 volumes of newspapers 10 linear feet of maps 1,350 photographs 326 audio tapes 85 video tapes 79 oral histories 164 16mm. motion picture reels 5 linear feet of ephemera 10 linear feet of realia/artifacts 165 slides
Collection Description:
  History of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston (including founders, houses, institutions, government, personnel, education, apostolates, formation, spiritual events, special collections)
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: All photocopying done by staff
Loans: Loans for exhibits only Loans permitted for research only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to photographic collection
Directions: FROM EAST: Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) to the Allston / Cambridge Exit (bear left). Continue through 7 traffic lights (about 3 minutes). At the 5th light, there will be a fire station on your left. Continue along Cambridge Street to 2nd set of lights which brings you to the driveway of the CSJ Motherhouse. FROM WEST: Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Newton Corner (Exit 17). At the top of the ramp, there will be a Sheraton Hotel on your left. Go straight ahead, after you go through the first traffic light, bear right. A sign reads Brighton. The arrow is always green (except for pedestrians). The road bears to the left; continue to the end where the road bears to the right. Continue for about five miles, through Brighton Center, pass the Brighton Police Station and pass St. Elizabeth Hospital. About 500 ft. beyond hospital, you will see to your left, a 7-story building which is the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph. . PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Take train to Kenmore Square, go upstairs, take No. 57 bus marked Watertown. Ask driver to let you off at Mt. St. Joseph Academy. FROM LOGAN AIRPORT: Airport bus will take you to Kenmore Square. Follow directions above. If you take a taxi, have driver follow directions from the EAST above. IF LOST: Call 783-9090 and receptionist will help you if you give her an idea of surroundings.