BUREAU OF CATHOLIC INDIAN MISSIONS RECORDS

BUREAU OF CATHOLIC INDIAN MISSIONS

GENERAL PUBLICATIONS, 1873-1880, 1882-1887, 1889-1891, 1893-1896, 1898, 1902, 1904-1907-1929, 1931-1970, 1977-1984, 1995, 1997, 2001-2002, 2009, n.d.

ORIGINALS + DVD

Index to Publications in Native America Collections

Caution: Some monographic titles and runs of serial titles in this series are not entered into the Index to Publications in Native America collections. [Most titles microfilmed in 1982 + subsequent additions: Pre-1982 titles and new materials not filmed]


Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 1 1 Petition of the Catholic Church for the Agency of the Chippewas of Lake Superior, 1873
4-3 1 2 Letter of General O.O. Howard, U.S.A., to the "Chicago Advance" (a Congregational Church Paper), ca. 1873
4-3 1 3 Report of Indian Inspector E. C. Kemble, on the Tulalip Indian School of Washington Territory, November 6, 1873
4-3 1 4 Indian Missions, 1874: letters regarding the appointment and duties of a Catholic Commissioner for Indian Missions
4-3 1 5 Letter from the Office of the Catholic Commissioner for Indian Missions to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the administration of the Osage Indians, October 19, 1874
4-3 1 6 Circular of the Catholic Commissioner for Indian Missions to the Catholics of the United States, 1874, E98.M6 .C3
4-3 1 7 Petition of the Catholic Church in Behalf of the Pueblos and other Indians of New Mexico, 1874
4-3 1 8 Compilation of Statutory Law as it affects Indian Reservations, and Confidential Comments Thereon for the Guidance of Indian Missionaries, ca.1874
4-3 1 9 Manual of Catholic Indian Missionary Associations. Appeal to the Catholic Ladies of the United States, ca. 1875


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 1 10 Official Construction of President Grant's Indian Peace Policy, ca. 1875
4-3 1 11 Catholic Indian Schools and Churches, Missionaries and Teachers, Their Number and Cost of Their Support, ca. 1875
4-3 1 12 Charter for the Control of the Catholic Indian Mission Fund, May 30, 1876
4-3 1 13 Appeal of Mrs. W.T. Sherman to the Catholic Ladies of the United States, ca. 1876
4-3 1 14 Status of the Catholic Indian Missions in the United States in 1876
4-3 1 15 Report of the Treasurer of the Catholic Indian Mission Fund, From January, 1873 to December 1, 1876, January 5, 1877
4-3 1 16 Annals of the Catholic Indian Missions of America, Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan., 1877), BX1404 .A552


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 2 1 Letter from Bishop Charles G. Seghers, the Bishop of Vancouver's Island, to the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions regarding the Indians of Alaska, January-February, 1877
4-3 2 2 Petition of the Governor, Chiefs, and Counselors of the Osage Nation of Indians, asking for Catholic Schools, Missionaries, and Teachers, May 15, 1877
4-3 2 3 Lecture before the Ladies Catholic Indian Missionary Association of St. Louis, Reverend J.B.A. Brouillet, May 22, 1877
4-3 2 4 Annals of the Catholic Indian Missions of America, Vol. 1, no. 2 (July, 1877), BX1404 .A552
4-3 2 5 Annalen der Katholischen Indianer-Missionen von Amerika, Heft 1, No. 1 (Juli, 1877), BX1404 .A551
4-3 2 6 Annals of the Catholic Indian Missions of America, Vol. 2, no. 1 (Jan., 1878), BX1404 .A552
4-3 2 7 Management of the Catholic Indian Bureau at Washington. Reply of the Director and Treasurer of C.I.M. Fund to certain criticisms in the Freeman's Journal of New York, February 25, 1878
4-3 2 8 Annals of the Catholic Indian Missions of America, Vol. 2, no. 2 (July, 1878), BX1404 .A552
4-3 2 9 Work of the Catholic Indian Missions of the United States of America, 1879


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 3 1 The Catholic Bureau, Bishop A.M.A., Blanchet, October 18, 1879
4-3 3 2 Tabulated Statement of Indian Agencies in the United States Assigned to the Catholic Church, ca. l870s
4-3 3 3 Ruling of the Indian Office on the rights of Christian Churches upon Indian Reservations, August 14, 1880
4-3 3 4 An Appeal in Behalf of the Indian to the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America, August, 1880
4-3 3 5 Letter of J.B.A. Brouillet discussing a bill to give all religious denominations equal rights on Indian reservations, September 4, 1880
4-3 3 6 An Address in Behalf of the Catholic Indian Mission Work, to the Irish Catholic Benevolent Union of the United States, September, 1880
4-3 3 7 Annals of the Catholic Indian Missions of America, Vol. 2, no. 2 (July, 1878), BX1404 .A552
4-3 3 8 Letter of Rev. J.B.A. Brouillet summarizing the Indian Appropriations Bill, June 1, 1882
4-3 3 9 Memoranda listing Catholic Indian Boarding Schools, August 7, 1882
4-3 3 10 Regulations Governing the admission of Missionaries upon Indian Reservations, August, 1882


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 3 11 Statistics relating to Catholic Indian Schools Supported by the United States Government, 1873 to June 30, 1883
4-3 3 12 Memoranda Relative to Rev. Ignatius Tomazin, ca.1883
4-3 3 13 Letters relating to the actions of the Agent and the resident Catholic priest on the Menominee Reservation, 1884
4-3 3 14 Resolution of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions to republish and distribute Senator Vest's remarks, May 18, 1884; Speech of Mr. Vest, May 12, 1884
4-3 3 15 Memorial of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions to the 3rd Plenary Council of the Catholic Church, November, 1884
4-3 3 16 Statistics of Catholic Indian Education and Civilization, July 1, 1884 to June 30, 1885, May 1, 1885
4-3 3 17 Circular regarding the appointment of Rev. Joseph A. Stephen as Director of the Bureau, June 15, 1886
4-3 3 18 Circular regarding responses to complaints against the administration of several Catholic Indian Schools, July 1, 1886
4-3 - - Statistics of Catholic Indian Education
4-3 3 19
July 1, 1886 to June 30, 1887, March, 1887
4-3 3 20
July 1, 1888 to June 30, 1889, August 1, 1889
4-3 3 21 Memoranda Relative to Removals and Appointments in the Indian School Service, ca. 1889


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 4 1 Memoranda Relative to Commissioner Morgan's Indian School Policy, and to the Mission School System for the Education of the Indians, ca. 1889
4-3 4 2 Circular to superintendents of Catholic Indian schools regarding contracts with the Indian Office, July 31, 1891
4-3 4 3 Letter to General B. Whittlesey, Secretary, Board of Indian Commissioners regarding Indian contract school question, December 14, 1893
4-3 4 4 An Act to Incorporate "The Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions," April 6, 1894
4-3 4 5 By-Laws of the "Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions," June 8, 1894
4-3 4 6 The Crusade Against Catholic Indian Schools, copy of a letter from Reverend J.A. Stephan to James Cardinal Gibbons, January 26, 1895
4-3 4 7 Letter of the Monsignor J.A. Stephan Relative to Capt. R.H. Pratt, Superintendent of Carlisle Indian Training School, February 29, 1896
4-3 4 8 Letter of James Cardinal Gibbons regarding the Indian contract school question, December 5, 1898
4-3 4 9 Petition of James Cardinal Gibbons regarding Indian contract school question, December 5, 1898
4-3 4 10 An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools, January, 1902


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 4 11 Statement of receipts and expenditures for the Catholic Indian Mission School Fund, February 25, 1902
4-3 4 12 An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools, January 1, 1904
4-3 4 13 Rations Restored!, March 24, 1904
4-3 4 14 Father Ketcham's Statement before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, in the matter of the Use of Indian Tribal Funds for the Maintenance of Sectarian Schools, February 3, 1905
4-3 4 15 An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools, January 1, 1906
4-3 4 16 What Shall be the Future of our Catholic Indian Missions?, ca.1906
4-3 4 17 An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools, January 1, 1907
4-3 4 18 Letters from California Indian missionaries on the future of Catholic Indian missions, ca. 1907


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 5 1 The View of Bishops Having Indians in their Dioceses and of Catholic Indian Missionaries as to What Should be the Future of our Catholic Indian Missions, ca. 1907
4-3 5 2 An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools, January 1, 1908
4-3 5 3 Our Catholic Indian Missions, a Paper read before the Catholic Missionary Congress, Chicago, November 16, 1908, Reverend William H. Ketcham
4-3 5 4 An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools, January 1, 1909
4-3 5 5 The Indian Rights Association vs. The Rights of the Indians, Reverend William H. Ketcham, May 19, 1909
4-3 5 6 Letter from the Director of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions regarding appointments in the Government Indian Service, December, 1909
4-3 - - An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools
4-3 5 7
January 1, 1910
4-3 5 8
January 2, 1911
4-3 5 9 Indians of New York, Reverend William M. Hughes, December 14, 1911
4-3 5 10 An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools, January 2, 1912


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 6 1 Religious "Garb" and "Insignia" in Government Indian Schools, Reverend William H. Ketcham, 1912
4-3 6 2 In the Matter of Religious Garb and Insignia in Indian Schools, Charles J. Bonaparte, ca. 1912
4-3 - - An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools
4-3 6 3
January 2, 1913
4-3 6 4
January 2, 1914
4-3 6 5 Report on Conditions Among the Fort Sill Indians, Reverend William H. Ketcham, 1914
4-3 6 6 Report on Conditions Among the Mescalero Indians, Reverend William H. Ketcham, 1914
4-3 6 7 Report on Conditions Among the Navaho Indians, Samuel A. Eliot and Reverend William H. Ketcham, 1914
4-3 6 8 Report on Conditions Among the Papago Indians, Samuel A. Eliot and Reverend William H. Ketcham, 1914
4-3 6 9 Report on Conditions Among the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, Samuel A. Eliot and Reverend William H. Ketcham, 1914
4-3 6 10 Father Ketcham's Address Before the Senate Indian Committee, ca. 1914
4-3 6 11 An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools, January 1, 1915
4-3 6 12 Conditions on the Flathead and Fort Peck Indian Reservations, Reverend William H. Ketcham, 1915


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 7 1 An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools, January 1, 1916
4-3 7 2 Appeal form letter, March 6, 1916
4-3 7 3 Sisson-Lodge Tactics, ca. 1916
4-3 - - An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools
4-3 7 4
January 1, 1917
4-3 7 5
January 1, 1918
4-3 7 6 The Indians and Catholic Indian Missions of the United States, Reverend William H. Ketcham, ca. 1914-1918
4-3 7 7 Brief Historical Sketch of Catholic Indian Mission Work in the United States of America, Reverend William H. Ketcham, ca. 1914-1918
4-3 - - An Appeal in Behalf of Catholic Indian Mission Schools
4-3 7 8
January 2, 1919
4-3 7 9
January 2, 1920
4-3 7 10
January 3, 1921
4-3 7 11
February 1, 1922


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 8 1 Keep the Faith Among Catholic Indian Children, Reverend William M. Hughes, March 5, 1922
4-3 8 2 What about Catholic Indian Missions?, Reverend William M. Hughes, March 5, 1922
4-3 8 3 Appeal form letters, 1922
4-3 8 4 Memorandum Concerning News and Pictures Addressed to Missionaries and Other Friends of Indian Missions, 1922
4-3 8 5 Memorandum Concerning Indian Handicrafts and Modern Arts Addressed to Missionaries and Other Friends of Indian Missions, 1922
4-3 8 6 Appeal form letters and acknowledgements, 1923-1924
4-3 8 7 Director of Catholic Indian Missions says Pueblos are Persecuted by Pagan Chiefs, Reverend William M. Hughes, July 26, 1924
4-3 8 8 Appeal form letters and acknowledgements, 1924-1926
4-3 8 9 Indian Office Rules Governing Transfer of Indian Pupils, September 22, 1926
4-3 8 10 Appeal form letters and acknowledgements, 1926-1929


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 8 11 Notice to all Indian missionaries regarding applications for an allotment from the Lenten Collection, September 18, 1929
4-3 8 12 Notice to all Catholic Indian missionaries regarding medical supplies needed, October 12, 1929
4-3 8 13 Notice to all Catholic Indian missionaries regarding "Regulations of the Indian Office, Indian Schools," November 2, 1929
4-3 8 14 Appeal form letters and acknowledgements, October, 1929-June, 1931
4-3 8 15 Notice to all Catholic Indian missionaries regarding the inspection tour, Dr. W. Carson Ryan, June 18, 1931
4-3 8 16 Opportunities for Service by Catholics Among American Indians, Monsignor William M. Hughes, October 6, 1931
4-3 8 17 Notice to all Catholic Indian missionaries regarding aid from the National Red Cross, December 1, 1931
4-3 8 18 Appeal form letters and acknowledgements, October-December, 1931
4-3 8 19 Notice to all Catholic Indian missionaries regarding the reporting of cases of need among Indians, February 18, 1932
4-3 8 20 Notice to Catholic Indian missionaries regarding the use of sacramental wine on Indian reservations, March 18, 1932


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 8 21 Notice to Catholic Indian missionaries regarding aid from the National Red Cross, October, 1932
4-3 8 22 Appeal form letters and acknowledgements, 1932-1934
4-3 8 23 Indians on a New Trail, Monsignor William M. Hughes, July, 1934
4-3 8 24 Appeal form letters and acknowledgements, Christmas, 1934-1970
4-3 8 25 Organizations of the Church for Catholic Indian Mission Work,undated
4-3 8 26 The Society for the Preservation of the Faith among Indian Children,undated
4-3 8 27 Catholic Indian Missions in the United States, Reverend J.B. Tennelly, undated
4-3 8 28 The Society for the Preservation of the Faith Among Indian Children, Goals and Benefits, undated
4-3 8 29 What to Write for The Indian Sentinel, undated
4-3 8 30 Pictures for the Indian Sentinel,undated
4-3 - - Microfilm version ends here


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 9 1 This is to Certify that... Is a duly authorized Promoter of The Society for the Preservation of the Faith among Indian Children [certificate], undated [between 1901-1921]
4-3 9 2 Appeal form letters and acknowledgements, November, 1923-November, 1943, Christmas, 1965-Lent, 1976, undated
4-3 9 3 To the Superiors of Indian Mission Day Schools, 1935
4-3 9 4 Untitled circular to missionaries requesting the saying of Masses, 1935
4-3 9 5 Untitled circular to missionaries requesting articles and pictures for The Indian Sentinel, 1936
4-3 9 6 Poverty and Dependency, undated [after 1919]
4-3 9 7 Children Needing Special Care, undated [after 1923]
4-3 9 8 Notice to Indian Missionaries, Priests, Sisters, Brothers, Law Workers, Prayers During the Year, undated
4-3 9 9 Report on Children in Mission Day Schools [form], undated
4-3 9 10 Report on Institutional and Semi-Dependent Church [form], undated
4-3 9 11 Form letter response to queries for general information about American Indians, undated [after 1968]

 

BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 9 12 Statement of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions in Support of the Just Rights of Native American Tribes, 1978
4-3 9 13 Appeal form letters and acknowledgements, 1977-1984, undated
4-3 9 14 Giving is an Act of Faith, undated [1977]
4-3 9 15 American Indian Catholic Missions, Monsignor Paul A. Lenz, undated [1978?]
4-3 9 16 The Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, undated [1978?]; 3 versions
4-3 9 17 The Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions and the Commission for Catholic Missions among the Colored People and the Indians, undated [1978?]
4-3 9 18 For More than One Hundred Years, undated [1978?]
4-3 9 19 Our Donors are Your Supporters, undated [1978?]
4-3 9 20 Untitled [Regarding beatification of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha], 1980; 3 letters
4-3 9 21 Appeal form letters and acknowledgements, undated [ca. 1980-2007], undated [2007-]
4-3 9 22 Statement of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions in Support of the Just Rights of Native American Tribes, 1978


BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 - - An Historical Narrative of the Catholic Sioux Indian Congress, 1890-1978, E99.D1 H57, Monsignor Paul A. Lenz and Sister Mary Ellen Quilty, S.B.S., 1979 -- see -- Series 14-1, Box 6, Folder 1
4-3 9 23 Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks, Margaret and Stephen Bunson, E90.T2 B54 1980z, undated [after 1982]
4-3 9 24 Prayer for the canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha [prayer card], undated [after 1982]
4-3 - -
Representation of Kateri Tekakwitha statue at Immaculate Conception Basilica with and without border, 2 versions, E90.T2 P73 1980z, 13.8 x 26 cm.
4-3 - -
Representation of Kateri Tekakwitha from original oil painting by Maggie Bunson, 13.8 x 21.2 cm.
4-3 9 25 Indian Nations-American Citizens, Reverend Ted Zuern, S.J., undated [1983?]
4-3 9 26 Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, Established 1874... Over A Century of Service, Monsignor Paul A. Lenz, undated [1993?]
4-3 9 27 Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions in Support of American Indian Tribes, 1995
4-3 9 28 Circles of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, 1995-2007, January-December [monthly agenda ideas for Kateri circles]
4-3 10 1 Form letters to bishops encouraging attendance at 2002 Tekakwitha Conference, 2001-2002
4-3 10 2 Grant award form letter and accountability report form, 2001

 

BCIM
Series 4-3

Series Box Folder Folder Title
4-3 10 3 The Rosary: A Prayer for All Native Peoples, Rich May, BX2163 .M39 2009 [DVD (2 copies) + booklet (3 copies)]
4-3 10 4 Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions: The Voice of the Catholic Church for Native Americans, n.d. [ca. 2010]
4-3 10 5 A Pilgrimage & Tour to Rome, Italy, for the Canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha "Lily of the Mohawks" with Father Wayne Paysse, Executive Director, Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions [1 sheet folded brochure with letter/ application inserts], 2012
4-3 10 6 Celebrate Our Beloved Kateri, New Books on Our Newest Saint Now Available! [1 sheet insert], 2012
4-3 10 7 Commemorative Medallions Celebrate Canonization [1 sheet insert], 2012
4-3 10 8 Now Available from the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions and Lands' End [1 sheet insert], 2012
4-3 10 9 Prayer to St. Kateri Tekakwitha [laminated prayer card verson with second-class relic and recto picture by Garrison Garrow], 2012
4-3 10 10 St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Mohawk Mystic and Model for the New Evangelization [1 sheet 2-fold brochure/ insert], 2012
4-3 10 11 Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (Pilgrimage) Evaluation Form [1 sheet + cover letter/ other inserts], 2012
4-3 10 12 Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (Pilgrimage) Order Form [1 sheet insert], 2012
Ask an Archivist