The Ursuline Collection consists of over 500 volumes relating to the
origins and development in Europe and America of the Ursuline Order
(Congregation of St. Ursula found in 1535), biographical studies of leading
women in the Order, and works about educational institutions for women
established by Ursulines in the United States and elsewhere. The Collection,
the only one of its kind held by an academic library in the United States,
contains numerous rare volumes and includes works in French, German,
Italian, Spanish and Polish, as well as in English. Numerous titles date
from before the French Revolution.
The Collection is housed in the
College Archives and is accessible to qualified researchers by appointment
only. Appointments must be made in advance (914-654-5349).