Papers of Sr. Gretchen Bogan, CSJ Featured by American Catholic Historical Association 
by Katie McNally, Boston CSJ Archivist 

The Boston CSJ Archives is featured this month on the American Catholic Historical Association’s [ACHA] website and social media as part of their #HiddenCatholicCollection series which seeks to shine light on Catholic archival collections. See The Papers of Sr. Gretchen Bogan to read the post, or visit ACHA’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram page under the handle name: @achahistory.

The page features a collection of papers belonging to Sr. Gretchen Bogan, CSJ, that was recently processed in our Archives. The processing that was done and the finding aid that was created makes the materials more accessible to the community and to outside researchers. The ACHA Facebook post shared by CSJ Boston generated comments of fond memories of Sr. Gretchen from former students and CSJ community members.

The collection’s processing was completed by two devoted, curious and insightful volunteers: Kay Decker, CSJ and  Elizabeth Joseph Toomey, CSJ. In addition to processing the Bogan Papers collection, they have also reviewed and summarized 42 oral history transcripts and described over 750 photographs (and are still going strong!)! All of this work makes the materials more accessible and searchable, now and in the future.

A big thank you to Sr. Kay and Sr. Elizabeth Joseph in making this happen!

PS You can learn about other archives’ collections at: HYPERLINK “” ACHA#HiddenCatholicCollections