McGreal Center

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Dominican University, River Forest, IL, serves as the home for the McGreal Center.  Researchers interested in US Dominican history will enjoy the generous work space and accessible archival collections.


The McGreal Center promotes the research and writing of the history of the Order of Preachers in the United States. The Center facilitates opportunities for serious research related to the Dominican family’s significance in the life of the Order of Preachers, the church and the nation.


National Research and Archival Center for the Study of the History of the Dominican Family in the United States

Core Values

  • Collect, organize, and preserve documents and artifacts according to best archival practices
  • Provide primary and secondary materials for the research and writing of the U.S. history of the Order of Preachers (friars, nuns, laity, and sisters)

The McGreal Center, in the Magnus Art Center, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. Call Sr. Janet Welsh, O.P., Director, at (708) 524-6677 or to schedule an appointment.

McGreal Center
7900 West Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305

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