Holdings

The collections of the Archivum Romanum

ARSI is the archives of the central government of the Society of Jesus worldwide. It does not hold all Jesuit collections that scholars might seek. For example, the Fondo Gesuitico dei Manoscritti (Jesuit manuscript collection) is held by the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuele II, and by the Archivio di Stato, Rome. The Vatican Archives also has considerable holdings relating to the activities of Jesuits.

For a description of the archives holdings see F. Danieluk’s article.

Some ARSI materials for North and South America may be consulted on microfilm in St Louis University, MO, USA:
http://lib.slu.edu/special-collections/collections/vfl/jesuit

Jan Philip ROOTHAAN SJ, superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1829-53
For that part of the Roothaan correspondence conserved at Georgetown University, see `The Jan Philip Roothaan, S.J. Archive´ at Georgetown University Manuscripts. Finding Aid: click here.

For records of the academic activities of Jesuits in Rome, see Archivio Pontificia Università Gregoriana http://www.archiviopug.org/.

Catalogs SJ

The Catalogs are an essential instrument for biographical research on Jesuits. They contain lists of Jesuits divided geographically by Province, and then by house, or residence, or college, together with the mission assigned to each man. Further, for each Jesuit the Catalog contains date of birth, year of entry into the Society of Jesus, and year for Final Vows (final incorporation into the Society).

Here we present the annual Catalogs; these may be dated from the beginning of the year (ineunte) and thus refer to the preceding year; or they may be dated at the end of the year (exunte).

Catalogs are compiled for the individual Provinces. Any Missions, Regions etc are given within the Catalog of the Province to which these belong. To check to which Province a given mission belonged it is necessary to consult the reference work Data Chronologica Originis et Evolutionis Regionum Provinciarum. See:

Catalogs 1774 - 1829

The following list refers to the period after the universal Suppression of the Society (1773), and includes the first years after the universal Restoration (1814). Thus it covers the period 1774-1829. In this initial period the Catalogs don’t always have a standard format – at times these are merely a simple list. Usually they are in manuscript form. In the case of those Catalogs which were printed, the OCR treatment has been applied. No correction by hand has been made. As a result, it is possible to use the search facility within the PDF; if however a given name does not appear, that name may however still be present in the text.

As can be seen from the following list, the various series of Catalogs begin in different years, according to the Province. It is necessary to consult the Data Chronologicain order to check when a given province was re-established. There are several lacunae in the series of Catalogs presented here.

* bold = OCRed researchable PDFs.

Angliae
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1803, 1817, 1821, 1822, 1824, 1825,1827, 1828
Gallicianae 1821-1832
Galliae
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1814-1818 (together), 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829
Germaniae Superioris
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1827, 1828 ,1829
Helvetiae
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1811-1821,1818-1819, 1819-1820, 1820-1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826
Hiberniae
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1817, 1818-1819, 1820, 1821-1822, 1826, 1829-1830
Hispaniae
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1818, 1819, 1820, 1827, 1828, 1829
Italiae
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1815, 1818, 1820-A, 1820-B, 1822, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829
Neapolitanae (see also Italiae)
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1804-1805 (Neapolitanae-Siculae), 1806, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828
1823-1824 (Neapolitanum Collegium et Domus Probationis)
Romanae (see also Italiae)
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1773, 1815, 1821, 1824
Russiae
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1775, 1776-1777, 1777, 1783, 1785, 1786, 1788, 1789, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, 1797, 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820
Siculae (see also Italiae)
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1804-1805 (Neapolitanae-Siculae), 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1819, 1820, 1822, 1823, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829
USA
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1811, 1815-1816, 1816-1817, 1817-1818, 1818-1819, 1820, 1824-1825, 1825-1826, 1826-1827 (A), 1826-1827 (B), 1829-1830 (A), 1829-1830 (B)
Catalogs SJ 1829-1853

The following list refers to the period of Fr. Roothaan's Generalate 1829-1853.

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Angliae
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1831, 1832, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Austriacae-Galicianae
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1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846
Austriacae
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1847, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Belgicae
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1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Franciae
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1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Galicianae
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1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Galliae
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1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Germaniae Superioris
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1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Hiberniae
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1829-30, 1831, 1832, 1834, 1836-37, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1844, 1847, 1851, 1852, 1853
Hispaniae
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1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Lugdunensis
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1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Marylandiae
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1829-30, 1830-31, 1831-1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Missouriana
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1832, 1834, 1835, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Neapolitanae
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1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Neerlandicae
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1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Romanae
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1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Siculae
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1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853
Taurinensis
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1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1849-50, 1851, 1852, 1853
Tolosanae 1853
Venetae
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1847, 1848, 1851, 1852, 1853
Catalogs SJ 1854-1885

The following list refers to the period 1854-1885. All files are OCRed researchable PDFs.

Angliae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Aragoniae 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Austriae (since 1871 Austriaco-Hungaricae) 1854, 1855, 1857, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Belgicae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Campaniae 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Castellanae 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Franciae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Galicianae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Germaniae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Hiberniae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Hispaniae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863
Lugdunensis 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Marylandiae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Mexicanae 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Missouriana 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Neapolitanae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883
Neerlandicae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1885
Neo-Aurelianensis 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Neo-Eboracensis - Canadensis 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1877, 1879 post 1879 see Angliae for missio Canadensis and Marylandiae for Neo-eboracensis
Romanae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Siculae 1854, 1855, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1885
Taurinensis 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1885
Toletanae 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Tolosanae 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Venetae 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1885
Zambesianae 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885
Catalogs SJ 1886-1914

The following list refers to the period 1886-1914. All files are OCRed researchable PDFs.

Angliae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Aragoniae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Austriacae-Hungaricae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909 post 1909 see Austriae and Hungariae
Austriae 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914 before 1910 see Austriacae-Hungaricae
Belgicae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Brasiliensis (missio) 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914 before 1909 see under Prov. Romanae and Germaniae
Californiae 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Campaniae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Canadensis 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Castellanae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Franciae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Galicianae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Germaniae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Hiberniae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Hungariae 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914 before 1910 see Austriacae-Hungaricae
Lugdunensis 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Lusitaniae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Marylandiae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Mexicanae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Missouriana 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Neapolitanae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Neerlandicae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Neo-Aureliensis 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Romanae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Siculae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Taurinensis 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Toletanae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Tolosanae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Venetae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
Zambesianae 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891
Catalogs SJ 1915-1930

The following list refers to the period 1915-1930. All files are OCRed researchable PDFs.

Angliae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Aragoniae 1915, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Argentino-Chilensis 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930
Austriae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Baeticae 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Belgicae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Bengalensis 1921
Bombayensis 1921
Brasiliensis (centralis) 1921, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930
Brasiliensis (meridionalis) 1921, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Brasiliensis (septentrionalis) 1921
Californiae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Campaniae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Canadensis 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924
Canadensis Inferioris 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Canadensis Superioris 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Castellanae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Cechoslovacae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Chicagiensis 1929, 1930
Colombianae 1921, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930
Franciae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Galicianae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918
Germaniae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921
Germaniae Inferioris 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Germaniae Superioris 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Hiberniae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Hungariae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Jugoslaviae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Legionensis 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Lugdunensis 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Lusitaniae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Madurensis 1921
Mangalorensis 1921
Marylandiae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Mexicanae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Missouriana 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Neapolitanae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Neerlandicae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Neo-Aureliensis 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Novae Angliae 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Peruvianae 1921
Philippinae 1921
Poloniae 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926
Poloniae Maioris 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Poloniae Minoris 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Romanae 1915, 1916, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Siculae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Taurinensis 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Toletanae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Tolosanae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Venetae 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930

Guide & findings aids

Fondo Gesuitico Collegia

The inventory of Fondo Gesuitico Collegia (prepared by Pio Pecchiai in 1938-39) is available.

The series "Collegia" (16th to 18th centuries) refers to different institutions of the Society of Jesus across the world.

These include:
• Colleges (non-residential and residential) for the instruction of boys (bourgeois and noble, secondary level and university level)
• Professed houses
• Houses of formation for Jesuits
• Seminaries;
• Residences

The inventory is multilingual following the original title of the documents (Italian, Latin, Spanish, German, etc.).Where there was no title in the original document, a heading in Italian has been used.

The "Collegia" series is almost entirely digitalized. The digital version is based on conversion of microfilms with the ensuing technical limits. Hence reproduction requests will be processed only for an entire folder, not for single documents.

Indipetae (1583-1773) - Index

The Indipetae were letters addressed by individual Jesuits to Father General requesting to be sent to work in the mission areas outside Europe. About 14,000 of these autograph letters (pre-1773) are held in ARSI. There are also Indipetae for the post-1814 era. For an Index (for years 1583-1773) click here.

Opera Nostrorum

La sezione Opera Nostrorum (480 nn.) è una raccolta di opere di scrittori gesuiti, trattati teologici, ascetici, storici, letterari (con l'inclusione di alcuni epistolari). Si tratta di una collezione eterogenea per lo più di opere staccate. Vi hanno tuttavia trovato posto collane di grande pregio che fanno capo ad una personalità di rilievo. Per citarne solo alcune: i trattati teologici e spirituali del P. Giacomo Lainez (nn. 72-83 e 208-209); raccolte abbondanti di consultazioni del Card. Gio. De Lugo (nn. 158- 160); il fondo S. Roberto Bellarmino, trattati e carteggi (nn. 230-251); il lascito del Card. Sforza Pallavicina (nn. 270-278); il rinomato e molto sfruttato fondo Antonio Possevino (nn. 313-339); il lascito del convertito svedese Lorenzo Thyulen (1746-1831, nn. 381-387); alcuni di questi gruppi avevano costituito dei fondi minori autonomi. Come curiosità spicca fra i nn. 343 e 350, una piccola collana di testi arabici.

For an Index click here.

Fondo Apostolato della preghiera (1847 - 1969)

This fond contains the materials of the movement ‘Apostleship of Prayer’, founded 3 Dec. 1844 by François-Xavier Gautrelet SJ (1807-86) in the Jesuit formation house of Vals-près-le-Puy (Haute-Loire, France). Henri Ramière SJ, director-general from 1861-1884, defined the movement as ‘a league of zeal and of prayer in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus’. The movement spread throughout the Catholic world, and this is reflected in the documents.

The Inventory presented here (it is in Italian) is of the older part of the fond (‘Sezione antica’). This Inventory is in two parts: the first contains the description of the documents, while the second is the Index, divided according to entities, persons, places and other entries. Regarding the structure of the fond and other relevant information, please see the Introduction to the Inventory.

Inventario Apostolato della Preghiera - sezione antica
Indici Apostolato della Preghiera - sezione antica
Inventario Apostolato della Preghiera - sezione moderna Vol I (1 - 292)
Inventario Apostolato della Preghiera - sezione moderna Vol II (293 - 543)
Indici Apostolato della Preghiera - sezione moderna
Inventario Apostolato della Preghiera - sezione iconografica Vol I (1 - 532)
Inventario Apostolato della Preghiera - sezione iconografica Vol II (533 - 1077)

Fondo 'P. Jan Philip Roothaan SJ' (1785-1853)

The fond comprises autograph materials, corrispondence and other documents pertaining to P. Jan Philip Roothaan SJ (1785-1853), XXI superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1829 to 1853.

The fond contains 1829 items conserved in 69 folders which are grouped in 16 containers. The Inventory presented here (it is in Italian) is in two volumes, containing the description of the documents, together with a third volume which is the Index. This arrangement in two volumes mirrors the internal structure of the fond: the first volume describe the sections ‘Vita e notizie biografiche’, together with ‘Scritti filosofici, teologici, umanistici’; the second volume contains the section Corrispondenza e miscellanea’.

The documentation spans the years from 1804, when P. Roothaan entered the Jesuit novitiate at Daugavpils (Dunaburg) in Latvia, to his death in 1853. It also includes some documents arising from the institutional activity of Roothaan as superior general of the Society of Jesus from 9 July 1829 to his death on 8 May 1853.

The fond includes documents up to 1945 added to the original materials in the course of numerous archival interventions. Thus the fond has the character of a ‘collection’, due to the work of P. Giuseppe Maria Manfredini SJ, personal secretary and biographer of Roothaan. In the second half of the 19 th century Manfredini gathered documents and testimonies to be used in preparing a biography of Roothaan.

Languages of the documents: Italian, Latin, German, Dutch, Greek, Polish, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese (one document) and Hebrew (one document).

The fond has been digitized in its entirety.

ARSI acknowledges the generous support of the Father Roothaan Society in undertaking this project.

Vol. I Vita - Scritti filosofici
Vol. II Corrispondenza e miscellanea
Vol. III Indice

A Guide to Jesuit Archives

Father Thomas McCoog SJ has published a useful book, A Guide to Jesuit Archives (St Louis, MO, 2001), that describes the collections of contemporary Jesuit archives all over the world, and how to contact them.

A Guide to Jesuit Archives opens up and enhances research opportunities around the world for historians, linguists, theologians, anthropologists, philosophers, specialists in the natural and physical sciences, to name but a few areas in which this book will be of assistance. The Guide presents data on the official archives of the 90 provinces and independent regions of the Society of Jesus on every continent as well as data on the central or Roman Archives of the Society.
In response to a questionnaire of 18 items sent in five languages--English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish--the archivists of these collections responded with data on location (address, telephone fax, e-mail) historical background, conditions of use, acquisitions policies and a description of the nature and extent of the archival material in the repositories. All the data in response to questionnaire are presented in this book in English as well as in the languages in which the replies were originally sent.
A Guide to Jesuit Archives is the first joint publication of the Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu (Rome) and the Institute of Jesuit Sources (St. Louls) and may be obtained from either entity. The American price is $20 (plus postage) and the European price Euros 22 (plus postage).

IHSI
Borgo S. Spirito, 4
00193 Roma
Italia

The Institute of Jesuit Sources
3700 West Pine Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
USA

or through email to arsi-seg@sjcuria.org

Digital Repertory

Glossary; Historical synopsis

The "Jesuit Glossary" by W. Gramatowski is a brief guide to the terms and roles appearing in the historic documents of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) which are conserved in ARSI.

For a synopsis in Latin of the history of the Society of Jesus (1540-1940), and for lists of leading officials (1540-1940), see Synopsis historiae Societatis Iesu (Lovanii, 1950).

Places
  • P. Ludwig Carrez SJ, Atlas Geographicus Societatis Iesu [Paris] (1900). An atlas of the geography of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits): a series of maps (with indications in Latin) giving the organization and development of the assistancies and provinces of the Society of Jesus from its origins until the end of the 19th century. For a searchable PDF:click here
  • For a list of the residences of the Society of Jesus (1540-1773), giving placenames in Latin and French, with the year of foundation, see Alfred Hamy SJ, Documents pour server a l’histoire des domiciles de la Compagnie de Jésus dans le monde entier de 1540 a 1773 (Paris) [1892]. A digitalized version by Boston College is available here...
  • The reference work Data Chronologica Originis et Evolutionis Regionum [et] Provinciarumis an essential guide for the study of the documents of the New Society.
    The archive of the New Society is organized geographically according to the various Provinces. Regarding the documentation of a particular Mission, or Region, or Vice-Province, it is necessary to establish to which Province it belonged, in order to search under the relevant Province.
    The Catalogs too are organized by Province. Thus this reference work (Data Chronologica) is also necessary in order to facilitate research in the Catalogs – see the project to digitalize the Catalogs 1774-1829.
    The Data Chronologicashows the evolution of the Provinces, Missions and Regions, and gives the source from which the information is taken (generally ARActa Romana Societatis Iesu, or Cat., referring to the Catalog of the relevant Province).
    For a PDF version – with search possibilities – click here.
  • Catalogus Defunctorum

    For information on Jesuits who died between 1540 and 1640, see:
    • Catalogus Pars I Assistentia Italiae et Germaniae cum Gallia usque ad 1607 click here.
    • Catalogus Pars II Assistentia Hispaniae Lusitaniae et ab anno 1608 Galliae click here.
    • Catalogus addenda et corrigenda click here.

    For information on Jesuits who died between 1640 and 1740, see:
    • Catalogus 1640-1740 Pars I A-C click here.
    • Catalogus 1640-1740 Pars II D-H click here.
    • Catalogus 1640-1740 Pars III I-M click here.
    • Catalogus 1640-1740 Pars IV N-R click here.
    • Catalogus 1640-1740 Pars V S-Z click here.

    For information on Jesuits who died between 1740 and 1773 click here.

    For the period (1774-1814) click here.

    For information on Jesuits who died between 7 Aug. 1814 and 30 Sept. 1970, see on Midwest Jesuit Archive the Catalogus Defunctorum prepared by Fr. Rufo Mendizàbal S.J.

    For information on Jesuits who died between 1970 and 1985, see: Catalogus defunctorum in renata Societate Iesu (II) by Fr. Nicolàs R. Veràstegui S.J.

    Los Jesuitas Argentinos (1829-1938)

    For Argentine Jesuits, Los Jesuitas Argentinos enhances the Catologus Defunctorum.

    Los Jesuitas Argentinos (1829-1938) is a collection of short biographies prepared by Fr. Hugo Storni SJ; it was envisaged as a continuation of his earlier work, Catalogo de los Jesuitas de la Provincia del Paraguay (Cuenca del Plata) 1585-1768 (Rome, 1980).
    Link to PDF