Access Policy

The School Sisters of Notre Dame North American Archives makes every effort to provide access to its collections. Certain categories of records, however, may be restricted from general use or subject to limited use. Some records may be restricted due to privacy concerns or because the items are fragile in nature. Records of leadership and community decisions are subject to restrictions. The School Sisters of Notre Dame reserve the right to restrict or limit access to any item within the archival collection.

In-Person Research

On-site research is by appointment only. There is no charge for on-site research, but copy and reproduction fees may apply.

To schedule an appointment, contact the archivist at 414-763-1000 or

The first SSND missionaries going to Japan in 1948.

Off-Site Research Requests

For those who cannot visit the archives in-person, the archives staff can provide research services. There are several ways to submit a request for information.

  • If you are interested in learning more about a sister, please click here.
  • If you have a genealogical or historical request, please click here.
  • For all other questions, please call 414-763-1000 or send an email to: