Scope of Collection
The Promarian Newsletter prevailed from 1960 until 1966. The newsletter details the happenings of Maria College campus from course curriculum, the ideas of the Pope which is headlined as “The Pope Speaks…”, poetry, the study of languages and literature, biology laboratories, and discussions regarding the library, music, and glee clubs. Some of the Religious Sisters of Mercy (RSM) faculty give suggestions and ideas of how to teach the lower and upper grades of primary school to future teachers, called, “Our Corner.” The RSM give helpful hints on how to maintain a classroom setting with all learners and creative crafts for children. Some of the passages provide insightful information regarding the Sister Formation, information on the founder of the RSM, Catherine McAuley, and understanding the Roman Catholic Church. Photographs of the RSM and future sisters in their habits are important to the time period, especially in the early sixties. The mid-sixties photographs show the transition of when lay students were allowed to attend the college.