GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Alabama: AL-2

Catholic Church. Diocese of Birmingham. Chancery
2021 Third Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Email: See website

Phone: 205-776-7161

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: The Diocese of Birmingham was erected for northern Alabama, 1969, from the split of the Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham into the Mobile Archdiocese and the Birmingham Diocese. The Birmingham Diocese has served St. Patrick Church, Adamsville, which has had some Native American parishioners (e.g. Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Shawnee), 1980s-present.

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1980s-present

Volume: Scant amount

Description: 2 series with records.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: 1980s-present

Volume: Few records possible

Description: Adamsville, St. Patrick Church records (e.g. correspondence, clippings, notes, photographs) about Native American parishioners.

 

/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1990s-present

Volume: Few records

Description: Records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Patrick Church, Adamsville.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives