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.

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.


Call for Papers

Dominicans on Mission

The Mary Nona McGreal OP Center for Dominican Historical Studies, Dominican University, River Forest, IL facilitates the research of the history of the Order of Preachers in the United States (OPUS). This historical enterprise is commonly known as Project OPUS.

We invite you to participate in the research and writing of Volume II, Dominicans on Mission.