Our archives hold records relating to the work, schools, and communities of the Society, primarily in England and Wales, also from earlier periods of the Society in other Provinces, including Ireland, Scotland, Malta, Uganda, Kenya, the US and Australia.
The archives are part of the Network of Archives & Libraries of the Catholic Church (NALCC) and as the material is catalogued it will be made available online through the Catholic Heritage project.
Hello! My name is Barbara Vesey and in April 2012 I started work as an Archivist for the England-Wales Province at Barat House in Roehampton. I was thrilled to have been offered the post and my work is a constant source of joy and education to me. I treasure the opportunity to look after the provincial archives and try to ensure they will be preserved for future generations.
Originally from New York, I moved to the UK in 1988. My background is in publishing, having worked as an editor and proofreader after I completed my BA in English (Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio). From 1992 until 2011 I was living in Sheffield, and worked in student records at Sheffield Hallam University 2004-2011; while working at the university I was fortunate enough to be able to indulge my love of literature and gain a Master’s degree in English in 2009.
Doing the Master’s brought me into contact with archives and archivists, and I decided to pursue a career in archives. In 2012 I completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Archives and Records Management (distance-learning) with the University of Dundee. In addition to my post with Sacred Heart, I work three days a week as an Archives and Library Assistant at the Bishopsgate Institute. I am a member of the Archives and Records Association UK & Ireland and attend regular conferences and training events to keep up to date with the latest in the theory and practice of looking after collections.
My hours at Barat House are Thursdays and Fridays, 9.30 – 5.30.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To arrange a visit or to make an enquiry, please contact the Society of the Sacred Heart Provincial Archives.
Thursdays and Fridays, 10.30-16.30 by prior appointment only.
University of Roehampton,
Janet Erskine Stuart, 1882
HM at Malta, 1954
Digby Stuart College Domestic Science, 1947
1959, arriving in Bangalore
St Julian's Malta, 1935