GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 4: Outside the United States: BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: BC-1

Archdiocese of Vancouver
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Vancouver
4885 Saint John Paul II Way 
Vancouver BC V5Z 0G3 Canada

Phone: 604-683-0281 Extension 302

Fax: 604 683 4288

Phone 604-683-0281 Extension 50711 or 50722

http://rcav.org/archives/

Hours: By appointment only 

Access: Some restrictions apply 

Copying facilities: Yes 

History: The Diocese of Vancouver’s Island was erected in 1846 as a suffragan of Oregon City, and it was succeeded by the Archdiocese of Vancouver as a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Quebec. Vancouver included the east shore of Puget Sound (now the Archdiocese of Seattle in Washington State) until 1853 and Alaska until 1894. Bishop Augustin Magloire Alexandre Blanchet served as the diocese’s first bishop. Vancouver administered the following Catholic missions and schools in Alaska, which served Native Americans:

1867-1915 (closed) (Vancouver, 1846-1894) St. Stanislaus/ St. Paul the Apostle Mission (Koyukon), Kokrines
1873-present (Vancouver, 1846-1894) St. Michael Mission (Eskimo), St. Michael
1879-present (Vancouver, 1846-1894) St. Rose of Lima Church (Tlingit) Wrangell/ Fort Wrangell
1887-present (Vancouver, 1846-1894) Church of the Nativity/ St. Mary’s Mission (Eskimo and Ingalik), St. Marys/ Akularak
1887-present (Vancouver, 1846-1894) St. Aloysius Mission (Eskimo), Tanana
1888-present (Vancouver, 1846-1894) Holy Cross Mission (Eskimo and Ingalik), Holy Cross/ Koserefsky
1889-1894 (closed) (Vancouver, 1846-1894) St. Alphonsus Mission and School (Eskimo), Tununak
1889-1956 (closed) (Vancouver, 1846-1894) Holy Cross School and Orphanage (Eskimo, Ingalik, and others), Holy Cross/ Koserefsky

Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: Unknown, but includes records pertaining to Catholic evangelization in Alaska.

[Holdings not at Marquette University, however, Marquette’s holdings include related records.]

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