At least part, if not all, of the records of the orphanage are on microfilm at the University of Notre Dame at South Bend in the Parish and Institutional Record Collection. (Microfilm reel numbers given below.) I'm looking for information on Joseph and Francis Quigg who were in the orphanage in the 1890s and recently found these references.Hope this helps.Mary
MPIC reel 12 Series : 5. IN Lafayette - St. Joseph's Orphanage 1876-1937 0. MPIC reel 12, odometer 00+ Folder : Record of Admissions 1876-1937 ?Various lists of incoming orphans, interspersed throughout reel 12. Contains name, age, date of arrival, guardian or parents, place of birth, place of residence, date of baptism, church from, remarks. Lists are found at 12.000+, 12.024+, 12.048+, and 12.084+. 0. MPIC reel 12, odometer 11+ Folder : Record of Dismissals 1876-1898 ?Various lists of departing orphans, interspersed throughout reel 12. Contains name, to whom given, date, and remarks. Lists are found at 12.011+, 12.048+, and 12.081+. 0. MPIC reel 12, odometer 13+ Folder : Case Histories nd ?Short handwritten reports of individual orphans, recounting background, health, status, etc. Also found at 12.037+.