St. Theodore Guerin’s letters, journals to be digitized

May 12, 2019

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State University says it has received $15,000 to help provide online access to St. Mother Theodore Guerin’s letters and journals.

Indiana State says the project will digitize approximately 1,500 pages of original documents, translations and transcriptions. The school also will provide access to the digital representations through Indiana Memory and the Digital Public Library of America.

Indiana State is assisting the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Archives.

The letters and journals provide insight into the culture and history of 19th century America, especially in Indiana. In 1840, Mother Guerin and five companions traveled from France to serve the Catholic community in Indiana.

The grant comes from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.