Finding Aid

A finding aid is a descriptive guide or outline of an archival collection to assist researchers in understanding the content of the collection. At present only some finding aids from the three former congregations (Ossining, Newburgh and Fall River) are available online.

Dominican Sisters of Ossining-Sick Poor

Dominican Sister of the Most Holy Rosary

Dominican Sisters of Catherine of Sienna, Fall River

Dominican Sisters of Hope


Physical Access, Use, and Duplication:

External researchers who wish to use the Archives on-site must submit a completed research request form. The Archives reserve the right to deny requests by external researchers for duplication services and on-site use.

The following rules apply to all internal and external, on-site researchers:


Access to restricted archival collections or restricted portions of collections is limited to Archives staff, the Prioress or her designees, and the creators of those collections.


No archival materials may be borrowed or removed from the premises.


Only Archives staff may make facsimiles of archival materials (photographs, photocopies, scans, CDs, DVDs, or other digital or analog replicas).


The Archives reserve the right to refuse to duplicate materials for internal or external researchers, excepting the Prioress and her designees.


Researchers must abide by all “Reading Room Rules” of the DSOH Archives. (Rules are available in the Archives.)