GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States: PENNSYLVANIA: PA-2

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

 

Holy Ghost Fathers. United States Province 
6230 Brush Run Road 
Bethel Park, PA 15102

Phone: 412-831-0302

http://www.spiritans.org

 

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

 

History: Founded in France, 1703, the Holy Ghost Fathers, or Spiritans, made their first U.S. foundation in Baltimore, 1794. The United States Province divided into the Eastern U.S. and Western U.S. provinces, 1964, which reunified, 2009. Western Province Spiritans administered the following parishes and missions among Native Americans:

 

1940-1956

St. Augustine Church (various), Tulsa, Oklahoma

1971-1979

St. Catherine Mission (Apache), Cibecue, Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona

1971-1979

St. Anthony Mission (Apache), Cedar Creek, Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona

1968-1990 (transferred to San Diego Diocese)

St. Joseph Church (Aguas Calientes), San Jacinto, California

 

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1940-1983, undated

Volume: .02 cubic foot

Description:

 

 

/1 Parish files: Arranged alphabetically by place followed by parish name:

A. Arizona, Fort Apache Reservation, Cedar Creek, St. Anthony Mission: Unknown

B. Arizona, Fort Apache Reservation, Cibecue, St. Catherine Mission: Unknown

C. California, San Jacinto, St. Joseph Mission, 1983, undated, 1 folder; correspondence, clippings, house chronicle or history, and notes

D. Oklahoma, Tulsa, St. Augustine Church, 1940-1956, undated, 1 folder; correspondence, notes, and photographs (black and white and color prints), re: Cherokee, Comanche, Creek, Otoe, Quawpaw, and Shawnee Indians in dance costumes and in church; also a statue honoring St. Kateri Tekakwitha, installed within the new church in 1956, which claimed to be the first church in Oklahoma to do so

 

 

/2 Personnel files: Members who served missions and parishes among Native Americans: Unknown.

 

 

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/rev2017

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


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