Saint Michael's College Digital Archival Collections
The Southern Missions Photograph Collection documents the work of the Society of Saint Edmund in the Southern United States, particularly Alabama, North Carolina, and Louisiana, from 1937 to the present. Also included are photographs from Caracas, Venezuela, where the Society has maintained a mission since 1964. Based in Selma, AL. since 1937, the work of the Edmundite Missions has included: work in parishes and schools in Elizabeth City and Wake Forest, NC, New Orleans, LA and in Caracas, Venezuela, and throughout Alabama, (especially in Selma, Anniston, Gadsden, Mobile and the Gulf Coast); sponsorship of the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, the Good Samaritan School of Practical Nursing (the first school of practical nursing for black students in Alabama), and Good Samaritan Hospital in Selma from the 1940s until their closure in the 1980s; the Don Bosco Boys Club; and, most recently, learning centers, health clinics, nutrition centers, and other social service organizations in Dallas, Wilcox, Monroe, and Lowndes Counties in Alabama.