Mission of the Archives
The District Archives serves as the final repository for the historical records of the De La Salle Christian Brothers of the District of Eastern North American and the legacy Districts of New York, Long Island-New England and Baltimore.
Its primary purpose is to document the history of the districts and to provide source material for members of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and other members of the Lasallian community, including scholars, authors and other interested persons who seek to evaluate the impact of the De La Salle Christian Brothers’ activities on the history of American Catholic educational, social, cultural, and intellectual development.
The Core Mission of the Archives is to:
- Appraise, collect, preserve, organize, describe and make available records of historical, legal, fiscal, and/or administrative value to the De La Salle Christian Brothers
- Provide adequate facilities for the retention and preservation of such records
- Provide information services that will assist the operation of the District
- Serve as a resource and laboratory to stimulate and nourish creative teaching and learning
- Serve research and scholarship by making available and encouraging the use of its collections by members of the District and the community at large
- Promote knowledge and understanding of the origins, aims, programs, and goals of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, and of the development of these aims, goals, and programs
- Implement records management by formulating policy and procedures that will ensure the collection and preservation of archival materials