The first two series cover early years, the changes in jurisdiction and the governance of the convent, both external and internal.
Personnel records are rather patchy and contain few obituaries as they were not required by the community.
Property is an ample series, though by no means complete, covering some transactions regarding lands in Golegã and property located near the convent, also correspondence concerning the water supply to the convent and its subsequent expropriation by the municipality in 1941.
The finance series covers summaries of transactions and reports sent to the Master of the Order.
The two series, Dominican Order and religious life contain mostly papers from recent annual meetings as well as some correspondence.
The few Hierarchy records are mainly business papers which convent must send to the Patriarch of Lisbon to comply with Concordat regulations.
The Civil Authority papers outline the relationship of Bom Sucesso with the British Government and the uneasy tolerance of its existence in Portugal by the Portuguese authorities.
In the Spirituality section, there is information to be found regarding the tombs of those buried in the church. The section also includes much devotional ephemera and hymnbooks used by the community.
The documents on Ministry consist of letters concerning their first pupil, Marianne Russell Kennedy, account books, lists of permissions for sisters engaged in the ministry to go outside cloister, public examinations, visits of inspectors, the award in 1932 of a licence for pupils to follow State programmes and examinations. It also contains papers on pastoral work done by the sisters.
Miscellaneous Correspondence means all correspondence not emanating from the Generalate or immediate superior. This series includes letters of thanks for hospitality, requests for accommodation, and references to donations of holy objects. The Events series includes papers from events and functions held on convent premises while the Annals cover descriptions of these events as well as the daily happenings in the lives of the sisters. Visitors´ books and handwritten library and archive catalogues complete this section.
Writings cover writings by members of the community and some other members of the congregation, dissertations and theses by students on aspects of Bom Sucesso, such as 19th century anti-clericalism and church art.
Photographs are arranged according to people, places and events with descriptions and dates if known.
Newspaper cuttings include references to Bom Sucesso and also to consequences of the 1974 Revolution.