Aaron Reisberg

Archivist
areisberg@dom.edu (708) 524-6546

Aaron Reisberg holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Dominican University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Religious Studies from Bradley University. He directs student workers, interns and volunteers in preserving and promoting archives collections that explore the history of the Order of Preachers in the United States. Aaron is passionate about making unique historical manuscripts and artifacts publicly available to support research and educational opportunities. He also believes in preparing students for success after college, educating them in the use of best tools, technologies and practices that will aid both in their career and self-growth. Aaron previously served as Assistant Archivist and Museum Attendant at the Skokie Heritage Museum from 2008 to 2015, and volunteered with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago from 2011 to 2014 to develop an institutional archives.

Janet Welsh, OP

Director
jwelshop@dom.edu (708) 524-6677

Janet Welsh, OP, a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, serves as the director of the Mary Nona McGreal, OP Center for Dominican Historical Studies. Many opportunities prepared her for this ministry. She earned a MA in Religion and Religious Education at The Catholic University of America; she continued her graduate education at the University of Notre Dame where she received a MA and PhD in American History. Several experiences motivated her to research and write about the history of the Dominican family in the United States. During her doctoral studies, Sr. Nona McGreal, OP invited Sr. Janet to serve on the Project OPUS Advisory Board and to compose a chapter in Dominicans at Home in a Young Nation: 1786–1865: Volume I of The Order of Preachers in the United States: A Family History, ed. Mary Nona McGreal, OP. Sr. Janet also served as the lecturer for the Lands of Dominic Pilgrimage sponsored by the Parable Conference for Dominican Life and Mission. The Lands of Dominic Pilgrimages deepened her love and gratitude for the history of the Order of Preachers and appreciation for the remarkable stories of various congregations, provinces and monasteries. It was a perfect preparation for the collaborative work and relationships necessary for the McGreal Center.

The focus of Sr. Janet’s work is to promote collaborative research and writing about and among Dominicans in the United States; to procure primary documents that provide the evidence for the telling of the U.S. Dominican story. She advises the work of the archivist and supervises student workers and volunteers. It is Sr. Janet’s hope that the McGreal Center is a place where all are welcomed and realize that their work is essential for the future of the history of the U.S. Dominican family.      

Student Workers

Alejandra Anguiano
Jill Barth
Aquela Farr
Caroline Heyworth
Giselle Magana
Rolando Perez
Noelle Snyder

Volunteers

Jenny Begich
Sister Jan Brynda, OP
Ruth Bulinski
Calinthia Cox
Jana Galos
Sister Ellen Gaynor, OP
Maira Herrera
Marilyn Jancewicz
Sister Mary Kramer, OP
Duncan Mak
Sister Beth Meegan, OP
Anita Morgan

Advisory Board

Patricia Carroll
Ms. Anna Donnelly, OP
Pat Farrell, OP
Marie Michelle Hackett, OP
Lois Hoh, OP
Diane Kennedy, OP
Suzanne Noffke, OP
Claire Noonan
Liesl Orenic
Ms. Jill O’Brien, OP
Aaron Reisberg
Cecilia Salvatore
Connie Schoen, OP
Ellen Skerrett