GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States: MAINE: ME-4

Diocese of Portland in Maine

 

Catholic Church. Diocese of Portland. Archives and Records
510 Ocean Avenue (physical address)
Portland, ME 04103

P.O. Box 11559 (postal address)
Portland, ME 04104-7559

Phone: 207-773-6471

http://portlanddiocese.net/business-and-finance/archives-and-records

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: The Diocese of Portland was erected, 1853, from a portion of the Diocese of Boston, and reduced to the State of Maine, 1884. In Maine, Portland has administered the following missions and parishes among Native Americans:

1688-present (Portland, 1853-present)

St. Ann Church/ Mission (Penobscot), Old Town, Indian Island Reservation

17th century-present (Portland, 1853-present)

St. Ann Church/ Mission (Passamaquoddy), Perry, Pleasant Point Reservation

17th century-present (Portland, 1853-present)

St. Ann Church/ Mission (Passamaquoddy), Peter Dana Point, Indian Township Reservation

2008-present

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church (Passamaquoddy), Calais

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1688-present

Volume: 1 cubic foot possible

Description: At least 3 series with records.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates:

Volume: Several folders

Description: Records (e.g. correspondence, financial records, property/ land records, clippings, notes, photographs):

A. Calais, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 2008-present

B. Old Town [Indian Island], St. Ann Church, 1850s-present

C. Perry [Pleasant Point], St. Ann Church, 1850s-present

D. Peter Dana Point [Indian Township], St. Ann Church, 1850s-present

 

/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1688-present

Volume: Several volumes

Description:

A. Calais, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 2008-present

B. Old Town [Indian Island], St. Ann Church, 1688-present

C. Perry [Pleasant Point], St. Ann Church, 1690s-present

D. Peter Dana Point [Indian Township], St. Ann Church, 1690s-present

 

/3 Diocesan publications

Inclusive dates: 1931-present

Volume: Occasional articles

Description:

A. Church World [diocesan newspaper], 1931-2005

B. Harvest [diocesan magazine], 2005-present; archived online, 2015-present

 

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