Archives & Special Collections

Manhattan College serves as the final repository for the historical records of Manhattan College and the Brothers of the Christian Schools (also known as the Christian Brothers or the De La Salle Christian Brothers). The College houses the following archival collections:

  • Archives of Manhattan College
  • Archives of the De La Salle Christian Brothers of the legacy New York (NY) District
  • Archives of the De La Salle Christian Brothers of the legacy Long Island-New England (LI-NE) District
  • Christian Brothers of the Midwest District Archives
  • Lasallian Research Collection
  • District of Eastern North America (DENA) Archives
  • Archives of the Christian Brothers Conference
About 24 Christian Brothers dressed in their traditional black robes, white rabats and skull caps are gathered at a clearing in the woods.  Half of them sit on two benches facing each other and the other half stand facing the camera.   In the background there is a cabin with a cross on it.

Image of the Month: August

Novices at Barrytown, circa 1946

Newly professed Christian Brothers, also known as Novices, relax after dinner in their spiritual reading park, nestled in the woods at St. Joseph Normal Institute, the Brothers campus in Barrytown, New York.  This upstate estate of about 250 acres located in Dutchess County, served as the Brothers Novitiate as well as their Juniorate from 1930 until 1968.  The beautiful, lush grounds overlooking the Hudson River, served as recreational areas for young Christian Brothers to engage in sports activities, spiritual devotion and contemplative thought.


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