The work of The Heritage Room Committee, who re-designed the Heritage Room for the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh in 1993, serves as the foundation for this site. Committee members were:
Sr. Sylvia Bielen, O.P.
Sr. Patricia Flynn, O.P.
Sr. Anne Gilson, O.P.
Sr. Mary Eleanor Mahoney, O.P.
Sr. Mary Stephen Underwood, O.P.
Sr. Catherine Walsh, O.P., Council Liaison
Thanks also to Sr. Jean Meyer, O.P., former Dominican Sisters archivist who maintained the Heritage Room for many years.
The contributions of the following individuals, who lent their knowledge, talents, and energy to creating the virtual Heritage Room Tour in 2012-13, are greatly appreciated.
Julann Cobb, Curtin Memorial Library, MSMC
Dean DiMarzo, MSMC Director of Marketing
Jessica DiSilvestro, Archivist and MSMC Class of 2008
Lee Ferris, Photographer, MSMC
Mary Anne Lenk, Archivist, Dominican Sisters of Hope
Deborah Meissner, Curtin Memorial Library, MSMC
Sten Miller, Marketing Designer, MSMC
Sr. Peggy Murphy, O.P., MSMC Professor of Religious Studies
Sr. Cecelia Murray, O.P.
Dennis Rush, MSMC Director of Information Technology
Sr. Catherine Walsh, O.P., EdD, MSMC Professor of Communication Arts
Chase Evans, Auden Schmitt, and John Halpern of Ashworth Creative
And finally, these sources provided invaluable information in the creation of this site:
Other Waters: A History of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York
Written by Sister Mary Cecelia Murray, O.P.
Published by Brookville Books, 1993.
Newburgh Heritage Room – Our Story: In Celebration of 125 Years, December 14, 1869 – December 14, 1994 (audio recording)
The Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary, Newburgh, New York
Narrated by Sr. Beth McCormick
Dominican Sisters of Hope: Our Dominican Heritage
DVD Disk 1: Dominican Sisters of Newburgh
Written by Sr. Anne Gilson, O.P.
Produced by Dr. J.C. Barone
Barbara Whitney Petruzzelli
Director of the Library, Mount Saint Mary College