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St. Vincent Hospital Collection

Identifier: AC 526

Scope and Content

The collection contains sporadic reports (including detailed patients and orphans lists), fiscal statements, sample statements from the I.H. and W.M. Rapp’s architectural firm, and newspaper clippings. Collection also contains secondary historical information and a nearly complete run of the hospital’s newsletter “The Vincentian News” and “The Vincentian.”


  • 1865-1984
  • Majority of material found in 1917-1984

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Institutional Information

Archbishop Lamy of New Mexico, and Bishop Machebeuf of Colorado, both pioneer priests in 1865 petitioned Archbishop Purcell for a colony of Sisters of Charity to open a hospital and orphanage in the West. Accordingly four sisters left Cincinnati 21 August, 1865, arriving at Santa Fé, 13 September, 1865. The archbishop gave them his own residence which had been used also as a seminary. There were twenty-five orphans to be cared for and some sick to be nursed. The hospital is the oldest in the State of New Mexico, since being established in the downtown plaza before it was moved in 1977 to developing St. Michaels Drive. St. Vincent hospital has changed over the years – it is no longer an “orphanage and industrial school.” Through merger, today’s Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is a general hospital.


1 Linear Feet

Separated Material

Photographic material is located in Photo Archives (PA-MU 054)
Guide to the St. Vincent Hospital Collection, 1865-1984
Edited Full Draft
© 2011
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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090