GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
University of Florida. P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
Department of Special and Area Studies Collections
George A. Smathers Library East, Second Floor
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-392-9075, Extension 306
Email: See website
Hours: See website
Access: See website
Copying facilities: Yes
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Volume: Small amount in equivalent of over 1,000 cubic feet
Inclusive dates: 1518-1821 or later
Description: At least three collections contain related records.
/1 John Batterson Stetson Collection
Volume: Small amount in ca. 75 cubic feet (150,000 pages)
Inclusive dates: 1518-1819
Description: Include records on Franciscan evangelization among the Apalachee and Timucua Indians; Copies of originals held by Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain.
/2 East Florida Papers
Volume: Small amount in equivalent of ca. 200 cubic feet (178 reels of microfilm)
Inclusive dates: 1784-1821
Description: Records of the second Spanish Administration of East Florida, which include records on Franciscan evangelization among the Apalachee and Timucua Indians; U.S. Library of Congress holds the original records, which were seized by the United States in 1821.
/3 Papeles Procedentes de Cuba
Volume: Some records in equivalent of ca. 800 cubic feet (761 reels of microfilm)
Inclusive dates: 1760-1821
Description: Spanish government records of East and West Florida, which include records on Franciscan evangelization among the Apalachee and Timucua Indians; originals held by Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain.
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.