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Our Special Collection Library includes: 

  • 600 rare books dating from the 1600s to the 1840s 
  • 250 Theses, Dissertations, and Essays 
  • Manuscript Collections 
  • Video and Audio Recordings 
  • Artifacts 
  • Vertical File  

Our Archives consist of 363 linear feet of organizational records, photographs, scrapbooks and manuscripts of the Oblate Sisters of Providence.  Finding aids are available for the following Record Groups: 

  • Missions   
  • Motherhouse 
  • Congregation 
  • Administration 
  • Affiliated Organizations 
  • Photographs and Scrapbooks

The Historic Photograph Collection finding aid and searchable database was made possible with the financial help of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.  

Archives & Special Collections Library Location: 

Our Lady of Mount Providence Motherhouse 
701 Gun Road
Baltimore, MD 21227

Sr. Constance Fenwick, OSP, archives director and congregation representative

Sharon Knecht, archivist    410-242-1603

Click here for information on research applications and requirements

Transcript requests for students attending St. Frances Academy any time from 1923-1974 

Request must include:

-   Name of student while            attending SFA

-  Years attended

-  Destination of transcript

-  Signed requests are to                be sent to:
      Oblate Sisters of     
   Providence Archives
          701 Gun Rd.
  Baltimore, MD 21227
Oblate Sisters of Providence Archives
The Oblate Sisters of Providence maintain an Archives and Special Collections Library at the Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent in Baltimore, Maryland. The collection is accessible by appointment only between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday through Friday. Photocopying and Photograph scanning services are available. Interested parties wishing to schedule an appointment or to request further information should contact the archives via telephone at 410-242-1603 or by email at

Transcript Requests