Guide to the Annunciation Parish and School

Annunciation Parish and School
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Archives
Phone: 513-347-5348
Annunciation Parish and School
.25 linear feet
A collection outlining the history of Annunciation Parish and School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The records are in English

Biography of Biography or History

Annunciation School opened in 1914, in the building that had just been vacated by the short-lived Good Samaritan Hospital Annex. The first year enrolled grades 1 through 4 with an additional two grades accepted until it was a normal elementary school. The first principal was Sister Ignatius Loyola Corrigan.

For the first 30 years of the school, the Sisters lived in various places-St. Joseph Orphanage, Good Samaritan Hospital, Santa Maria Institute, and St. Joseph Infant Home. By 1944, they no longer commuted, but lived on the second floor of the school. As for the school building itself, the original building served until 1929. That year a new church building was ready, so the school occupied the old church. In 1947, a new school building was dedicated. The Sisters of Charity continued to teach in the school until 1990. The last Sister of Charity principal was Sister Shirley Dix.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of five files containing, in part, correspondence, annual reports, historical information, news clippings and a listing of the Sisters who ministered at Annunciation Parish.

Statement of Arrangement

The arrangement adheres to the original order whenever possible.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Permission to use the collection can be obtained from the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Congregational Archivist. External researchers need to complete a request form stating the purpose of their research and a list of collections to be consulted upon their visit, which must be approved by the Archivist prior to an on-site visit. If a researcher is unable to visit the Archives in person, the Archivist will conduct a minimum amount of research and provide scanned copies of some materials if requested.

Related Material: Related Material

Photos -- 4 Box 1 A in repository Can be viewed in notebook 1 Material on this mission may also be included among our oral history and presentation transcription collections. Please consult with the Congregational Archivist if you would like to explore and possibly utilize these collections.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Catholic Church --- Education - United States
Catholic Church --- Education -- United States -- History
Catholic schools -- United States
Catholic schools -- United States -- History
Church schools
Church schools -- History
Monasticism and religious orders for women -- Catholic Church -- History
Parishes -- History


Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Cincinnati (Ohio)
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati


Cincinnati (Ohio)

Preferred Citation

Annunciation Parish and School Collection, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Archives, Mount Saint Joseph, Ohio.

Detailed Description of The Collection

Box 1 / Folder 1
Correspondence--Rev. James M. Kelly;Leona Murphy, SC;Confirmation of Sisters who served at Annunciation School;Erection of a Chapel in the Sisters' Convent portion of the Annunciation School Building; Henry Vogelpohl to Rt. Rev. Msgr. Cletus A. Miller, 1938

Box 1 / Folder 2
Annual Historical and House Reports--Lists of Sisters on Mission;Timeline of Significant Events; Descriptions of Significant Visitors and Conventions or Workshops, 1953-1990

Box 1 / Folder 3
Eighth Grade Diploma from Annunciation School for William Metz-- Annual Reports; Dedication of the Annunciation Mural by Professor Gerhard J. Lamers, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter. E. Ibold; Church Of the Annunciation Bulletins--Opening of New Annunciation Parish School; Early History of Annunciation Parish and School by Modesta Bain, SC; 25th Anniversary Edition of The Annunciator; Self-Evaluation of Annunciation School; History of the Church of Annunciation--Used for Open House Sesquicentennial; History of Annunciation Convent, Elementary School, and Parish; Timeline for Annunciation Parish and School; Handout--Welcome to Annunciation Parish; History, Photographs, Description of Mural, 1924-1991

Box 1 / Folder 4
News Clippings-- Civic Group to Finance Kindergarten at Four Clifton Churches; Clifton Conducts Five-Church Religion Survey; Annunciation Day Care Center; Shirley Dix, SC Named Principal of Annunciation School; Key to the City Presented to Shirley Dix, SC, and Students of Annunciation Catholic School, 1966-1991

Box 1 / Folder 5
Lists of Sisters who served in Annunciation Parish and School-- Alphabetically by Last Name; Living Sisters who served in Parish as of 2003; No Discernable Organization; Annunciation School News Featuring Mary Ann Gutzwiller, SC and New School Logo, 2003