Skip to main content

Dominican Volunteers USA (DVUSA) Records

Identifier: DUMC-C-005

Content Description

The Dominican Volunteers USA (DVUSA) Papers collection contains documents related to the establishment and administration of the Dominican Volunteers USA organization. This collection includes a variety of documents, such as articles of incorporation, by-laws, minutes, agendas, correspondence, financial records, and orientation and retreated materials. All materials are housed in letter sized archival boxes and acid free folders, with photographs placed in plastic sleeves fro preservation purposes. This collection is housed in nine series.


  • 1997 - 2009
  • Record Keeping: Majority of material found in Records and materials must be checked every 3 years.

Biographical / Historical

DVUSA invites men and women to particpae in the mission of Dominicans in the United States as volunteers to respond to needs, especially of the poor and marginalized. DVUSA was established in June of 2001 by several congregations and provinces of Domincan sisters and friars. Prior to the DVUSA, there were severa; other Dominican sponsored volunteer programs in the United States, the largest of which was the Apostolic Volunteers program, founded by Marcella Connolly, OP, 1973, and sponsored by the Domincan Sisters of Sinsinawa. The Southern Dominican Volunteers was another volunteer program sponsored by the Dominican Council of the south. These regional programs merged to form one nation Dominican sponsored serving the United States.


2.94 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Dominican Volunteers USA (DVUSA) Records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Mary Nona McGreal, OP Center for Dominican Historical Studies Repository

Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest IL 60305 USA
(708) 524-6677
(708) 524-6546