The Spiritual Spaces searchable online database is a project of the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College. Data collection for this site, which is ongoing, grew out of a collaborative research and study project by Alice T. Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of Art at Wellesley College; Wendy Cadge, Professor of Sociology and of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University; and Karla Johnson, AIA LEED AP and Principal at Johnson Roberts Associates, Inc. in Somerville, MA. Their work together began in 2011. Read more about their research by visiting Multi-faith Spaces.
In 2013, Marci Hahn-Fabris, the Visual Resources Curator at Wellesley College, was recruited to give the database an online presence. This database holds images and information about religious, sacred, and/or worship spaces located on college and university campuses in the United States.