Contact: Carla Canady

Mailing Address:
1200 Varnum Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20017

Phone: 202-851-4149 Fax: 202-851-4153


The archives contain the historical records of St. Joseph Society of the Sacred Heart, Inc., also known as “The Josephites” and as “The Josephite Priests and Brothers.”

The archives also hold records, books, bulletins, obituaries, programs, photos, memory books and all other sorts of memorabilia generated in our parishes, schools and other institutions that we staff or serve.

It has huge sections devoted to African American Catholic history, African American history, Mill Hill Missionaries (also known as The Society of Saint Joseph the Sacred Heart for the Foreign Missions) and the communities and civic municipalities in which are found the missions and ministries that we staff.

Our archives are used for many purposes. Some of the more common ones are:

  • The safe keeping of all important documents and materials which contain our Josephite history and traditions,
  • Biographical information and accomplishments of our priests, brothers, and seminarians,
  • A resource arm for the administration and leadership of the Society,
  • A resource tool for authors, historians, writers and other archives.