GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States: LOUISIANA: LA-8

Diocese of Lafayette

 

Catholic Church. Diocese of Lafayette. Archives

1408 Carmel Drive

Lafayette, LA 70501

Phone: 337-261-5613

Email: See website (receptionist)

http://www.diolaf.org/archives

 

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

 

History: The Diocese of Lafayette was erected for south-central Louisiana from territory of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1918, and it lost territory when an adjacent diocese was erected, 1980. Lafayette and its predecessors have served Immaculate Conception Church (Chitamacha), Chitamacha Reservation, Charenton, Louisiana, 1844-present (Lafayette, 1918-present).

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

 

Inclusive dates: 1840s-present

 

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

 

Description: 3 series with records.

 

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: By 1900-present

Volume: 1 or more folders

Description: Immaculate Conception Church, Charenton.

 

 

/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1844-present

Volume: 1 or more reels of microfilm

Description: Immaculate Conception Church, Charenton.

 

 

/3 Diocesan history book

Inclusive dates: 1700s-2001

Volume: 1 volume

Description: A History of the Diocese of Lafayette; see website.

 

 

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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