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
A women leans on a sign that says “Packer” while standing under a sign that reads “Morning Glory Trout and Game Preserve: Private”.

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Ms. Clara Packer, 1936

In the early 1960s, the Christian Brothers of the St. Louis District established a retreat center, popularly called Dunrovin, at Marine-on-St. Croix, Minnesota to serve the students of the Twin City area high schools staffed by the Brothers.  In the 1930s, the fifty-acre estate, located about forty minutes outside of St. Paul, was owned by Arthur and Clara Packer, who operated the "Morning Glory Trout and Game Preserve." At that time it was known as a place where businessmen could get away, fish in the trout pond, board their dogs, and enjoy the outdoors.  The Brothers eventually took over Dunrovin and held their first retreat on Ash Wednesday, 1964.  It still operates as a Christian Brothers retreat facility today.  

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