GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
North Carolina: NC-7

Catholic Church. Diocese of Raleigh. Archives
Catholic Center
7200 Stonehenge Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613

Phone: 919-821-9709

Email: See website

http://www.dioceseofraleigh.org/offices/chancery

 

History: Raleigh was erected as the Vicariate Apostolate of North Carolina and renamed the Diocese of Raleigh, 1924; territory was added, 1944; and territory was lost to the Diocese of Charlotte, 1971. Raleigh founded a diocesan Kateri Circle for Native American ministry, 2004, and has served the following parishes with some Native American parishioners:

 

1970s-present (Charlotte, 1971-present)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission (Cherokee, Maya), Cherokee Reservation, Cherokee

1970s-present

Immaculate Conception Church (Maya), Clinton

1970s-present

St. Mary, Mother of the Church (Maya), Garner

1990s-present

Maria, Reina de las Americas Church (Maya), Mount Olive

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: At least 2 series with records.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Several records possible

Description: Records (e.g. correspondence, notes, clippings, photographs)

A. Clinton, Immaculate Conception Church

B. Garner, St. Mary, Mother of the Church

C. Mount Olive, Reina de las Americas Church

 

/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Several records possible

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials)

A. Clinton, Immaculate Conception Church

B. Garner, St. Mary, Mother of the Church

C. Mount Olive, Reina de las Americas Church

 

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