Subseries 1.7: Membership, Vital Records, 1755 - 1869
This subseries consists mostly of vital records of members of the Province that provide useful biographical information on members, including documents certifying membership in the Society of Jesus and ordinations to the priesthood, passports and naturalization papers, travel passes, and legal documents.
The documents within each folder are arranged according to Joseph Zwinge, S.J.'s cataloging system, with a numerical order that is neither chronological nor alphabetical by member’s surname. This subseries represents Father Zwinge’s highly selective compilation of papers retained after the deaths of individual members. Materials were part of the initial deposit made in 1977.NOTE: Most materials dated 1900 and later have not been digitized. Materials dating 1900-1939 are available for research use at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections. All materials dated 1940 and later are restricted.