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Special Collections and Archives

GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES

Volume 4: Outside the United States

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: BC-3


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA


Royal British Columbia Museum,

British Columbia Archives

675 Belleville Street

Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada

Phone 250-592-0685

https://www.memorybc.ca/sisters-of-st-ann-st-josephs-province-archives-2

Access: By appointment only

Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States:

Inclusive dates: 1887-1916

Volume: Unknown

Description: Records of the Sisters of St. Ann/ Anne, St. Joseph’s Province, which includes a Catholic mission, school, and orphanage for Native Americans in Alaska.      

History of the Sisters of St. Ann/ Anne, St. Joseph’s Province

Founded in Quebec, Canada, in 1850, the Sisters of St. Anne established its provinces in 1896, which included St. Joseph’s Province for Western Canada and St. Marie Province for the United States.  Sisters from St. Joseph’s Province staffed a Catholic mission, school, and orphanage for Native Americans in Alaska:

1887-1916 (transferred to St. Marie Province, Marlboro, Massachusetts) Holy Cross Mission (Eskimo), Holy Cross/ Koserefsky, Alaska
1889-1914 (transferred to St. Marie Province, Marlboro, Massachusetts) Holy Cross School and Orphanage (Eskimo, Ingalik, and others), Holy Cross/ Koserefsky, Alaska

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

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