Title: Mother Genevieve Weber Collection
Extent: 1 boxes (0.5 linear ft.)
II. Biographical note
Mother Genevieve (1904-1997) became the president of Barry upon her election as prioress general in 1962. A native of Chelsea, Michigan, she entered the Dominican Order straight out of high school in 1922. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science at De Paul University in Chicago and was a teacher and principal in Michigan, Illinois and Florida. During her years as a high school teacher and administrator, she saw the need for someone to teach drafting, and went to school to master the technique, a skill which she would put to good use later in her career. In 1958, she came to Barry as a botany professor and Mother Superior to the Adrian Dominican sisters.
After her six-year term as prioress general, during which she worked to strengthen the programs and facilities of the Adrian Dominican sisters, Mother Genevieve returned to Barry as vice president of building development, overseeing construction of the Edwin L. Wiegand Science Center and a dormitory named for her.
After many years of service to Barry and the Adrian Dominican sisters, she retired to St. John Vianney Seminary in 1981. She died on August 14, 1997.
III. Container list
04/08 Mother Genevieve Weber, 2nd President of Barry College
Tribute in Barry Mark
Mother Genevieve’s Dominican Sisters’ Office Book
IV. Administrative Information
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research
Processed by: Sister Arnold Benedetto, O.P., revised by Ximena Valdivia, 2011
Preferred Citation: Mother Genevieve Weber Collection, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, Miami Shores, Florida