Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu - ARSI

The Archives of the House of the Superior General

Presentation

On the grounds of the Jesuit General Curia in Rome is located the Archives building housing ARSI which is the archives of the central government for the worldwide Society of Jesus (founded 1540).

Daily Schedule

Yearly Schedule Dates when Archivio is closed in 2019-2020 (Dates are inclusive).

ARSI should reopen on Monday 21st September if the conditions related to the medical emergency for coronavirus will allow it. Initially the capacity will be limited to 8 scholars upon reservation. Reservations will be accepted from 1st September 2020.

Access

Each year at the first visit to ARSI, the researcher must register and provide a proof of identity, and a letter of recommendation.
Every day, morning and evening, the researcher must sign the register.
Those using manuscript material must have the competence to read the documents provided. Staff will provide only limited assistance.
Restrictions:
No access to documents later than 10 February 1939 (the death of Pope Pius XI).

Contact details

Postal address:
ARSI
Borgo S. Spirito 4
00193 Roma
Italy

Entrance:
Borgo S. Spirito 8
Telephone: (39) 06-69868 641
Email: arsi-seg@sjcuria.org

Links

Website of Archives of Jesuit Provinces
Website of other Jesuit Archives
Useful links
  • The Portal to Jesuit Studies https://jesuitportal.bc.edu/
  • KU Leuven KADOC DOCUMENTATION AND RESEARCH CENTER ON RELIGION CULTURE AND SOCIETY https://kadoc.kuleuven.be/english
  • The Jesuit Science Network http://jesuitscience.net/ (a digital prosopography on Jesuit scholars in the early modern sciences, encompassing the period between the foundation of the Society of Jesus in 1540 and the first few decades after its suppression in 1773. It provides free access to an extensive collection of biographical information on early modern Jesuits in the sciences along with their contemporary contacts)
Digitalization projects