Welcome to Providence Archives

Providence Archives collects, organizes, preserves, and makes available records of enduring and historical value relating to the Sisters of Providence religious community in the west, and Providence Health & Services.

Institutional and corporate records, manuscripts, photographs, audiovisual materials, and artifacts document ministries in education, health care, and social services. Collections date from 1856 to the present and encompass Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California, as well as El Salvador.

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Looking for photos and other digitized resources?

Follow this link to our digital collections database. There you will find photographs, artifacts, selected manuscript items, historic newsletters, etc.