Submitted by Aaron Reisberg (McGreal Archivist)
This week’s archives spotlight focuses not only on collaborative organizations but records that highlight different branches of the family. To begin, we will look at an organization whose own anniversary celebration is underway. This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate. The Novitiate, established in 1988, provides the novices of seventeen congregations with the opportunity to experience Dominican community life, prayer, study, ministry, exposure to and practice of preaching skills, and personal growth. The novices are directly overseen by Co-Directors, who live with them in the novitiate house and are responsible for their formation during their ten month stay. The Collaborative Dominican Novitiate Records contain documents regarding the founding and management of the organization. These include: correspondence, minutes, handbooks, as well as newsletters, videos, photographs, and other various paraphernalia.