During the 20th century, the mission of the Sulpicians spread to Asia and Latin America. Attached directly to the Montréal base of the Sulpicians, this deployment has since made it possible to gather a documentary baggage that is also part, today, of the Sulpician archives in Montréal.
For these reasons, the PSSM want to open their doors to historians and researchers who wish to further research on the origins of our society and to contribute to the dissemination of the rich historical potential of these archives that they hold and intend to preserve.
Concretely, they entrust to a distinct corporation, L’Univers culturel de Saint-Sulpice, the mandate of inventorying, preserving, making accessible, and promoting their important current archival heritage, as well as the objects, documents, and old books that could be bequeathed to them by Sulpician confreres at their death, as well as the archives related to the Sulpicians that could come from other sources.
The vision of the PSSM in the medium term is to have an always up-to-date inventory of their documents, movable heritage assets, books, and other rare and ancient objects that they keep in appropriate and secure locations. Thanks to the progressive digitization of the documents and the use of adapted research tools, researchers can, by appointment, easily consult and examine these heritage assets in order to document historical research leading to eventual publications, or in order to carry out projects for the enhancement of these assets.