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Special Collections and Archives

GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES

Volume 1: Eastern United States - Charlotte, North Carolina: NC-3

Diocese of Charlotte

Catholic Church. Diocese of Charlotte. Archives
1123 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28203

Phone: 704-370-6299

Email: See website

https://charlottediocese.org/archive-posts/

History: The Diocese of Charlotte was erected from territory in the Diocese of Raleigh, 1971, with additional territory added from the Territorial Abbey of Belmont, Mary Help of Christians, 1977. Charlotte and its predecessor have served St. Joseph Church, Bryson, which attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission (Cherokee), Cherokee Reservation, Cherokee, 1970s-present (Charlotte, 1971-present).

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: 3 series with records.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Several records possible

Description: Records (e.g. correspondence, notes, clippings, photographs) under Bryson, St. Joseph Church regarding Cherokee, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission.

 

/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Several records possible

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) of Cherokee Indian parishioners of Cherokee, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, under Bryson, St. Joseph Church.

 

/3 Diocesan Newspaper

Inclusive dates: 1977-present

Volume: Occasional articles

Description: The Catholic News Herald, http://catholicnewsherald.com/, a bimonthly publication, has archived its back issues 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.

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