GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States: New York NY-8
Diocese of Albany
National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
3636 State Highway 5
P.O. Box 627
Fonda, NY 12068
Hours: See website
Access: Some restrictions may apply
Copying facilities: Yes
History: Reverend Thomas Grassman, O.F.M. Conv., initiated the development of the National Shrine to St. Kateri Tekakwitha (Algonquin-Mohawk, 1656-1680) on the site of Caughnawaga, the 17th century Mohawk town where she was baptized, 1676. The Conventual Franciscans developed and have administered the shrine, 1938-present.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1938-present
Volume: Ca. 5 cubic feet
Description: Administrative files with shrine correspondence and newsletters.
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.