GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Switzerland: CH-1

Benedictines. Our Lady of Einsiedeln Abbey. Klosterarchiv Einsiedeln
c/o Kloster Einsiedeln Postfach
CH-8840 Einsiedeln, Schweiz

Phone: 055-418-61-11

http://www.klosterarchiv.ch/

 

History: Monks from Our Lady of Einsiedeln Abbey (founded 934) and their successors founded abbeys in the United States that administered Catholic missions serving Native Americans: 

1854-present St. Meinrad Abbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana
1893-present (elevated to abbey, 1903) Assumption Abbey, Richardson, North Dakota
1950-2012 (elevated to abbey, 1954; closed) Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, South Dakota

 

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

Inclusive dates: 1862-1897, undated

Volume: At least .2 cubic foot

Description: Correspondence between the St. Meinrad and Einsiedeln Abbeys, re: Fort Totten Reservation (Santee Dakota), North Dakota, and the Standing Rock Reservation (Hunkpapa Lakota), North and South Dakota Indian missions; major correspondents include Abbot Fintan Mundwiler, O.S.B., Bishop/ Abbot Martin Marty, O.S.B., Reverend Claude Ebner, O.S.B., Reverend John Chrysostom Foffa, O.S.B., Reverend Jerome Hunt, O.S.B., and Christina Wewer (housekeeper of Bishop Marty); in German with some English translations. 

 

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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