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Chicago Province Robert M. Myers Archives

The Chicago Province Robert M. Myers Archives collects, preserves and makes available the historical record of the Society of the Divine Word in North America. It serves Divine Word Missionaries, provincial staff and visiting researchers.

The archives exists to preserve the history of the Chicago Province as it developed within the worldwide missionary order. In addition, the archives safeguards the written and oral records of the individual accomplishments of Divine Word Missionaries and provides knowledge of the community’s heritage, an appreciation of the dedication and sacrifice of those who preceded them and an incentive to keep the missionary spirit alive.

For researchers, the archives offers a way to study the rich religious, historical and cultural heritage of the work of the Divine Word Missionaries in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and worldwide missions.

Chicago Province SVD Resource Center Mission Statement

The Resource Center for the Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word works to provide the finest possible collection of resources on Divine Word history and related topics in North America for Divine Word Missionaries, Chicago Province staff and scholarly researchers.

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About the Archives

The Robert M. Myers Archives and Resource Center (RMARC) holds the records of the Society of the Divine Word’s current and past provinces of the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean and more.

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RMARC contains a variety of archival collections, published materials and ephemera, including province, personnel, parish, educational institution and community documents. 

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As the official repository for the records of the Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) and its dependent communities and institutions, RMARC adheres to specific collection, research and access policies.

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Requests and Visits

RMARC asks interested researchers to make appointments to ensure that relevant materials can be paged and ready. Our research hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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