GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States: Mississippi MS-1

Diocese of Jackson

 

Catholic Church. Diocese of Jackson. Archives 
237 East Amite Street 
P.O. Box 2248 
Jackson, MS 39225

Phone: 601-969-1880

http://www.jacksondiocese.org   

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: In 1837, the Diocese of Jackson was established as the Diocese of Natchez from portions of the Vicariate Apostolate of Louisiana and the Two Floridas. Prior to ca. 1800, Capuchins, Jesuits, and secular priests had evangelized Native Americans with missions at Biloxi, Natchez, and Yazoo, Mississippi. It has served Holy Rosary Indian Mission (Choctaw), Philadelphia/ Tucker, 1884-present. 

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans (presumed):

Inclusive dates: 1884-present

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: At least 3 series contain records.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: Unknown-present

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: Correspondence, records, notes, clippings, and photos pertaining to Holy Rosary Indian Mission, Philadelphia/ Tucker

 

/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1884-present

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: Records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) from Holy Rosary Indian Mission, Philadelphia/ Tucker

 

/3 Diocesan newspaper

Inclusive dates: 1954-present

Volume: Few articles

Description: The Mississippi Catholic, http://www.mississippicatholic.com/, contains occasional articles about Native Americans. Since 2014, articles have been archived online.

 

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.

New2006/rev2008-2017

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