GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES

Diocese of Charleston

 

Catholic Church. Diocese of Charleston. Archives and Records Management
114 Broad Street (Carriage House)
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-410-1720

Email: See website

https://sccatholic.org/archives-and-records-management

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: In 1820, the Diocese of Charleston was erected from territory in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for South Carolina and adjacent states. By 1868, it lost its out-of-state territory, which was used to erect more dioceses. In the 1970s, Charleston established a diocesan Native American Ministry while Adrian Dominican Sisters (Adrian, Michigan), based in two parishes, attended Native American stations in nearby counties:

1970s-present

St. Cyprian Church (Catawba, Editso, Natchez), Georgetown

1970s-present

St. John the Beloved Church (Editso, Natchez), Summerville

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: 4 series with records.

 

/1 Catholic Office/ Organization files

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Several folders

Description: Records (e.g. correspondence, notes, reports, photographs) regarding Native American evangelization to/from Bishop Robert L. Unterkoefler (1917-1999), 1964-1990; Bishop David B. Thompson (1923-2013), 1990-1999; Bishop Robert J. Baker, 1999-2007; and Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, 2009-present.

A. Diocese of Charleston, Office of Native American Ministry, 1970s-present, few folders

B. Adrian Dominican Sisters (Adrian, Michigan), 1970s-present, few folders

C. Black and Indian Mission Collection (a.k.a. Commission for Catholic Missions among the Colored People and the Indians, Washington, D.C.), correspondence, applications and reports, 1970s-present, few folders

 

/2 Parish files

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Few records

Description: Records regarding Native American evangelization.

A. Georgetown, St. Cyprian Church, 1970s-present, few records

B. Greenville, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 1970s-present, few records

C. Greenville, St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1970s-present, few records

D. Lexington, Corpus Christi Church, 1970s-present, few records

E. Summerville, St. John the Beloved Church, 1970s-present, few records

 

/3 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Several records

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

A. Georgetown, St. Cyprian Church, 1970s-present, few records

B. Greenville, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 1970s-present, few records

C. Greenville, St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1970s-present, few records

D. Lexington, Corpus Christi Church, 1970s-present, few records

E. Summerville, St. John the Beloved Church, 1970s-present, few records

 

 

/4 Diocesan Newspaper

Inclusive dates: Unknown-present

Volume: Occasional articles

Description: The Catholic Miscellany, http://themiscellany.org/, has archived its back issues online, 1997-present.

 

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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Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


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