The following resources provide historical information about the Dominican family in the United States. Included is a chart that provides the founding dates of various U.S. Dominican entities—friars, nuns, laity and apostolic sisters from 1804 to the present. A Brief History of the Dominican Order in the U.S., by Sister Mary Nona McGreal, OP offers an overview of the development of the Dominican family. Dominican Monastic Search is a journal first published in 1980 and produced by the Conference of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers of the United States. Dominican nuns authored the majority of articles, which explore Dominican theology, spirituality and insights gained from study and prayer. Memoirs: Historical and Edifying, of a Missionary Apostolic of the Order of Saint Dominic Among Various Indian Tribes and Among the Catholics and Protestants in the United States of America by Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP (1806 - 1864) chronicles his missions in the Midwestern United States, as well as discussions on the state of Catholicism and Protestantism.

Dominican Foundations

A Brief History of the Dominican Order in the U.S.

Dominican Monastic Search

Memoirs: Historical and Edifying, of a Missionary Apostolic of the Order of Saint Dominic Among Various Indian tribes and Among the Catholics and Protestants in the United States of America

The resources below are dedicated to the art of oral history and resources—a must for new archivists.

Oral History Resources

Archival Resources