GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States - Greenville, Delaware: DE-2

Diocese of Wilmington

Catholic Church. Diocese of Wilmington. Archives
8 Old Church Road (physical address; at Montchanin Road, Route 100, enter from St. Joseph on Brandywine Church parking lot) 
Greenville, DE 19807

P.O. Box 2030 (postal address)
Wilmington, DE 19899

Email: See website

Phone: 302-655-0597

http://www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/archives/

History: The Diocese of Wilmington was erected from territory in the Diocese of Philadelphia (Delaware) and Archdiocese of Baltimore (eastern Maryland and eastern Virginia), 1868. It lost its territory in Virginia, 1974, and it has evangelized Native Americans, 1990s-present.

 

1999-2010s

The Wilmington Diocese founded and maintained a Native American Ministry, among Native American Catholics (e.g. Nanticoke, Delaware), Wilmington and elsewhere

2010s-present

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Bear, has administered the Native American Ministry

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1990s-present

Volume: Several records

Description: 2 series with records.

 

/1 Diocesan Native American Ministry records

Inclusive dates: 1990s-present

Volume: Few records

Description: Related correspondence, notes, clippings, and photographs.

 

/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1990s-present

Volume: Few records

Description: Records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Bear.

 

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.

New2017

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives