AFRICAN AMERICAN CATHOLICS OF THE UNITED STATES
A collection of selected digital images of African American Catholics and associated Catholic clergy and religious from the records of the Black and Indian Mission Collection and The Catholic
Negro-American Mission Board (both within the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records), and the records of the National Black Sisters' Conference.
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ARCHAMBAULT, SR. MARIE THERESE, O.S.F., PAPERS, 1937-2008, undated, 0.4 foot.
Papers of a Hunkpapa Lakota teacher-scholar and Sister of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity who was best known for reflections on the Oglala Lakota holy man, Black Elk, 1863-1950 (Nicholas W. Black Elk, Sr., 1866-1950).
[Connect to Sr. Marie Therese Archambault Inventory]
ASSOCIATION OF NATIVE RELIGIOUS AND CLERGY RECORDS, 1957-1996, undated [1970s-1990s], 0.2 foot
Primarily photography of ANRC annual retreats, a statement from the 1992 Tekakwitha Conference (Orono, Maine), and notes from an interview of Rev. Georges P. Mathieu (Potawatomi).
[Connect to Association of Native Religious and Clergy Inventory]
BELLEAU, JULIUS M., COLLECTION, 1815-1925, undated, 0.1 foot [3 reels microfilm].
Records pertaining to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and School, Pembina, North Dakota, and Catholic evangelization among Métis and Ojibwa Indians in adjacent Manitoba, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
[Connect to Julius Belleau Inventory]
The Black and Indian Mission Collection (formally, The Commission for Catholic Missions among the Colored People and the Indians, 1884-) supports Catholic evangelization among African Americans and Native American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the United States and dependent territories through advocacy for and financial support of the Catholic missions, schools, and parishes, which serve them. This is accomplished through the collection and redistribution of funds through the Catholic dioceses in the United States and dependencies, plus adjacent countries ecclesiastically subject to and/or supported by the Catholic Church in the United States (e.g. Bahamas, Haiti, Philippines, U.S. Virgin Islands). The records include correspondence, reports, publications, audio and video recordings, photography, and websites. The Collection is one of three affiliated agencies of the Black and Indian Mission Office (Washington, D.C.) with its records comprising a record group within the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records after oldest of the three agencies that accumulated the bulk of the records.
[Connect to Black and Indian Mission Collection Inventory]
BLACK ELK, NICHOLAS COLLECTION, 1885-2016, .2 GB
Materials about the holy life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (1866-1950), an Oglala Lakota catechist and medicine man from the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota.
BUREAU OF CATHOLIC INDIAN MISSIONS RECORDS, 1848-, undated, 609.8 feet + 64.7 GB [421 reels microfilm] (25.1 feet unprocessed).
The Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (formerly, Catholic Commissioner for Indian Missions, 1874-) supports Catholic evangelization among Native American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the United States and dependent territories through advocacy for and financial support of Native American Catholic missions, schools, and parishes in need. The records include correspondence, reports, publications, audio and video recordings, photography, government documents, and websites. The collection also includes the records of two other affiliated agencies, and with the BCIM, they are known collectively as the Black and Indian Mission Office (Washington, D.C.). However, since the BCIM accumulated the bulk of the records, its name designates the overall collection.
[Connect to Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Inventory]
BUREAU OF CATHOLIC INDIAN MISSIONS
See -- Marquette Archives e-Archives > Native Collections > Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Digital Image Collection.
A collection of selected digital images of Native Americans and associated Catholic missionaries from the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, the Sacred Heart Province
Franciscan Records, and the Walter Bernard “Ben” Hunt Collection.
[Connect to Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Digital Image Collection]
The Catholic Negro-American Mission Board (formerly, The Catholic Board for Mission Work among Colored People, 1907-) supports Catholic evangelization among African Americans in the United States and dependent territories through advocacy for and support of African American Catholic schools and parishes in need of financial assistance. Its records include correspondence, reports, publications, audio and video recordings, photography, government documents, and websites. CNAMB is one of three affiliated agencies of the Black and Indian Mission Office (Washington, D.C.) with its records comprising a record group within the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records after oldest of the three agencies that accumulated the bulk of the records.
[Connect to The Catholic Negro-American Mission Board Inventory]
CONCEPTION ABBEY RECORDS, 1876-1980, 0.1 foot [3 reels microfilm].
Benedictine mission and school records regarding evangelization of Arikara, Hidatsa, Mandan, Hunkpapa, Santee, and Sisseton-Wahpeton Indians in North and South Dakota.
[Connect to Conception Abbey Inventory]
CONFERENCE FOR PASTORAL PLANNING AND COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT RECORDS, 1973-[ongoing], 2.9 feet.
Files of a service organization for pastors, lay leaders, and diocesan staff that seeks to promote "consultative processes to foster effective planning for the pastoral
life of the church."
[Connect to Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development Inventory]
, 1980s-, 3.3 feet (3.0 feet unprocessed).
Records of an inter-tribal American Indian parish (established 1989) of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Siggenauk Interfaith Spiritual Center, an urban spiritual outreach and social welfare agency based at the parish in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
[Connect to Congregation of the Great Spirit Inventory]
CONRAD N. HILTON FUND FOR SISTERS RECORDS, 1986-, 187.0 feet (153 feet unprocessed).
Records of humanitarian projects throughout the world, which were administered by Catholic religious sisters and funded by the Hilton Fund for Sisters (1986-). Most projects sought to alleviate critical community needs in education, health care, clean water, and economic or energy development, whereas others targeted the internal needs of congregations of Catholic women religious, especially those in former Communist countries. Several projects in the United States, and elsewhere in North and South America, targeted needs among indigenous Native American, African American, and other minority populations.
[Connect to Hilton Fund for Sisters Inventory]
DALEY, SISTER JOEANN, O.P., COLLECTION, 1992-1993, undated, 1.6 feet.
Framed laser art prints and video discussions by Catholic religious sisters from East-Central Europe regarding their spiritual captivity (1945-1989) and reawakening during and after Communism. Daley created the artwork from etchings, paintings, and photo collages, and used the discussions to formulate the theme, "New Spring, New Spirit." Several prints use Easter and floral imagery.
[Connect to Sr. Joeann Daley Inventory]
, 1855-2003, 0.1 foot [3 reels microfilm].
Sacramental records of Siksika Indians in Montana. This collection is restricted.
DIOCESE OF SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS RECORDS, 1580-1716, 1981-1992, undated, 0.5 foot + 11.6 GB [400 35mm slides].
Spanish language correspondence and reports regarding Dominican and Franciscan evangelization of Maya and Zoque Indians in Chiapas and Jesuit evangelization of Tarahumara Indians in Nueva Vizcaya (Chihuahua and Durango), Mexico.
[Connect to Diocese of San Cristobal Inventory]
EISENMAN FAMILY PAPERS, 1906-1973, undated, 1.4 feet.
Correspondence of Elizabeth Mary Hulsman Eisenman (1868-1959) and sons Rev. Omer H. Eisenman (1889-1980), Rev. Sylvester Eisenman (1891-1948), O.S.B., Leonard John Eisenman (1893-1947), and Rev. Edward L. Eisenman (1895-1966) for My Dear Sons. Father Sylvester developed St. Paul's Mission on the Yankton Reservation, Marty, South Dakota.
[Connect to Eisenman Family Inventory]
, 1879-1908, 0.1 foot [1 reel microfilm].
Four registers of sacraments performed by Episcopal Church clergy among Oglala Indians on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
[Connect to Episcopal Church, Diocese of South Dakota Inventory]
, 1882-2014, 2.1 feet (2.1 unprocessed).
Primarily notes, facsimile papers, and interviews regarding communities of native religious sisters: the Congregation of the American Sisters (Dakota-Lakota) in Dakota Territory and Cuba; Oblate Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (Dakota-Ojibwa) in South Dakota; and Sisters of Our Lady the Snows (Yupik Eskimo), a series of three communities in Alaska. Restrictions apply to interview recordings.
[Connect to Mary Ewens Inventory]
FALLA-SÁNCHEZ, RICARDO, S.J., PAPERS, 1937-2005, undated, 0.7 foot [6 reels microfilm] (0.4 foot unprocessed).
Primarily notes, manuscripts, and interviews in Spanish and Quiché regarding Quiché Indians in Guatemala used by the author for his Ph.D. dissertation and published writings.
[Connect to Ricardo Falla-Sánchez Inventory]
, 0.4 foot (unprocessed).
Spanish language notes and transcripts regarding 17-18th century Jesuit missions among native peoples in Chile used by the author for her published writings.
FOLEY, THOMAS W., RESEARCH COLLECTION, 1863-2012, undated, 2.0 feet.
Primarily correspondence with facsimiles and diaries regarding Rev. Francis M. Craft (1852-1920), a mixed-descent Mohawk Indian, and the Congregation of American Sisters he founded. The American Sisters were a Catholic religious community of Dakota-Lakota Indians, who served as missionaries, pastoral ministers, and nurses among the Arikara, Mandan, Gros Ventre, and Dakota-Lakota Indians in North and South Dakota. Later, four members and Fr. Craft served as nurses and administered a hospital for U.S. Armed Forces in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
[Connect to Thomas Foley Inventory]
HOLY ROSARY MISSION -- RED CLOUD INDIAN SCHOOL RECORDS, 1868-, undated, 162.4 feet + 47.8 GB [40 reels microfilm] (92.3 feet unprocessed).
Records pertaining to Dakota-Lakota (Oglala) Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota regarding evangelization and pastoral activities by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. Also included are some materials pertaining to Dakota-Lakota (Brulé) Indians on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and events there by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. Notable persons include Chief [Peter] Red Cloud, Holy Man [Nicholas William] Black Elk, Rev. Eugene Buechel, S.J., and Rev. Joseph A. Zimmerman, S.J.
[Connect to Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School Inventory]
HOLY ROSARY MISSION -- RED CLOUD INDIAN SCHOOL
See -- Marquette Archives e-Archives > Native Collections > Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School. A collection of selected digital images from the Holy Rosary Mission -- Red Cloud Indian School Records.
[Connect to Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School Digital Image Collection]
HOWES, REV. ROBERT G., PAPERS, 1959, 1971-1997, 0.3 foot.
Writings by a diocesan priest who helped to found the Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development.
[Connect to Rev. Robert G. Howes Inventory]
INCULTURATION TASK FORCES RECORDS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS AD-HOC COMMITTEE ON NATIVE AMERICANS, 1993-2003, undated, 1.0 foot.
Interviews, notes, and reports regarding Dakota-Lakota and Tohono O’odham Catholic liturgical inculturation in the Rapid City (South Dakota) and Tucson (Arizona) dioceses with reports of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Native American Catholics. These meetings were preceded by the Medicine Men and Clergy Dialogue at St. Francis Mission, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota, 1973-1978.
[Connect to Inculturation Task Forces Inventory]
THE INDIAN SENTINEL
See also -- Marquette Archives e-Archives > Native Collections > The Indian Sentinel. The online illustrated English edition (1902-1962) with full-text searchable capability; German edition (1902-1917) not included.
[Connect to The Indian Sentinel Digital Magazine Collection]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
See -- Marquette Archives e-Archives A-Z Collections List > In the Spotlight.
January 2009 issue - Catholic Ladder Pictorial Catechisms. Features Catholic and Russian Orthodox pictorial catechisms and images pertaining to their use in Native North American evangelization.
March 2010 issue - Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School 1000th image. Highlights the expansion of this digital collection.
[Connect to In the Spotlight Digital Collection]
, undated, 0.6 foot (0.6 foot unprocessed).
Primarily poetry, plays, and children's stories; of special note is "The Hanbelachia Collection," which pertains to Dakota-Lakota Indians and Jesuit evangelization in South Dakota. This collection is closed.
KISEMANITO CENTRE COLLECTION, 1981-1986, undated, 4.6 feet (1.2 feet unprocessed).
Recordings of Native Catholic ministry formation classes and public celebrations in Canada that pertain to Native Christian beliefs, ceremonies, psychology, alcohol use prevention, and native legal status. Some presenters are from the United States.
See -- University Archives -- D2 Jesuit Community Records and Père Marquette Collection.
NATIONAL BLACK SISTERS' CONFERENCE RECORDS, 1968-[ongoing], 4.7 feet.
Records of a United States based organization of women religious, founded in 1968. Its purpose has been to provide ongoing communication, focusing on the education and
support of African American women religious while confronting racism in society and the Catholic Church. The records include correspondence, minutes, unpublished papers,
presentations, conference materials, and other materials documenting the programs and services provided by the National Black Sisters Conference (NBSC). Also included are
records from its Development of Educational Services in the Growing Nation (DESIGN) program.
[Connect to National Black Sisters' Conference Inventory]
NATIONAL CATHOLIC VOCATION COUNCIL RECORDS, 1975-1987, 0.6 foot.
Records of a coordinating body for Catholic vocation organizations (succeeded by the National Coalition for Church Vocations).
[Connect to National Catholic Vocation Council Inventory]
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF DIOCESAN VOCATION DIRECTORS RECORDS,1958-[ongoing], 3.9 feet.
Records of a professional membership organization offering training and assessment opportunities to national and international diocesan vocation offices. Records include
meeting minutes, Executive Directors' subject files, convention proceedings and programs, newsletters, publications, regional activities, and the Committee on Vocations.
[Connect to National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors Inventory]
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF RELIGIOUS VOCATION DIRECTORS RECORDS, 1964-1987, 1.1 feet.
Records of an organization of vocation ministers for religious communities, known as the National Conference of Religious Vocation Directors of Men until 1982. The name change
reflected the increasing involvement of women. It merged in 1988 with the National Sisters Vocation Conference to form the National Religious Vocation Conference.
[Connect to National Conference of Religious Vocation Directors Inventory]
NATIONAL INTERFAITH COALITION ON AGING RECORDS, 1971-2010, 4.0 feet.
Correspondence, minutes, publications, reports, audio recordings, and related records documenting the programs and services of the National Interfaith Coalition on Aging (NICA).
Included are project files for its Survey on Programs for the Aging Under Religious Auspices and for Project-GIST (Gerontology in Seminary Training), which sought to enhance the
ability of the religious community to serve the needs of the aging by improving the knowledge and skills of seminary educators. Also documented is NICA's involvement with the
White House Conference on Aging, which included sponsorship of the National Intra-Decade Conference on the Spiritual Well-Being of the Elderly (1977) and an official
mini-conference of the 1981 WHCOA, the National Symposium on Spiritual and Ethical Value Systems Concerns, which NICA convened in 1980. NICA dissolved as a corporation at the end
of 1990 and reorganized as a constituent unit of the National Council on the Aging. It affiliated with the American Society on Aging in 2010, as a subcommittee of the Forum on
Religion, Spirituality, and Aging.
[Connect to National Interfaith Coalition On Aging Inventory]
NATIONAL RELIGIOUS VOCATION CONFERENCE RECORDS, 1988-[ongoing], 4.4 feet.
Records of an organization of vocation ministers for religious congregations, formed by the merger of the National Sisters Vocation Conference and the National Conference of
Religious Vocation Directors.
[Connect to National Religious Vocation Conference Inventory]
Records of an organization of women religious in the vocation apostolate. It merged with the National Conference of Religious Vocation Directors in 1988 to form the National
Religious Vocation Conference.
[Connect to National Sisters Vocation Conference Inventory]
NORTH AMERICAN FRENCH REGIME COLLECTION, 1593-1977, undated, 0.9 foot [29 reels microfilm].
Microfilmed records authored by French and Jesuits explorers and evangelizers in the Great Lakes, Mississippi, and St. Lawrence regions plus related notes.
[Connect to North American French Regime Inventory]
OSAGE MISSION RECORDS, 1847-1881, 0.4 foot [1 reel microfilm].
Records authored by Jesuits at the Osage Mission and the Osage Manual Labor School for Osage Indian students in Kansas.
[Connect to Osage Mission Inventory]
PROYECTO PASTORAL MAYA = MAYA PASTORAL PROJECT RECORDS, 1992-2005, undated, 0.6 foot. (0.5 foot unprocessed).
Records of a national pastoral ministry by and about the Mayas in the United States under the auspices of the U.S. Catholic Conference.
[Connect to Proyecto Pastoral Maya Inventory]
, 2011-[ongoing]. 0.3 foot + 293 GB.
Digital still photography, sound recordings, notes, and ephemera pertaining primarily to Native American Catholic events in the United States and Europe. Most notable are the Tekakwitha Conference, 2011-ongoing; the U.S. pilgrimage to the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Vatican City/ Rome and Washington, D.C., 2012-2013; celebrations and dedications honoring Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, 2011-ongoing; the opening of the canonization cause of the La Florida Martyrs, Tallahassee, 2015; a national Pro-Life rally, Washington, D.C., 2013; and and the World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia, 2015.
[Connect to Herman Ray Inventory]
SACRED HEART PROVINCE FRANCISCAN RECORDS, 1829-1981, 4.8 feet + .6 GB [43 reels microfilm].
Franciscan records regarding Menominee, Ojibwa, Ottawa, and Pima Indians and evangelization by Franciscans, and religious sisters in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Arizona.
[Connect to Sacred Heart Franciscan Inventory]
See also -- Marquette Archives > eArchives (Digital Collections) > Native Collections > Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. The online Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Digital Collection also includes selected images from the Sacred Heart Province Franciscan Records.
[Connect to Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Digital Image Collection]
ST. FRANCIS MISSION RECORDS, 1878-, undated, 48.1 feet + 181.0 GB [22 reels microfilm] (20.2 feet unprocessed).
Records pertaining to Dakota-Lakota (Brulé) Indians on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota regarding evangelization and pastoral activities by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis
of Penance and Christian Charity. Of special note is the Medicine Men and Clergy Dialogue, 1973-1978, which was succeeded by the Inculturation Task Force of the Diocese of Rapid City under the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Also included are some materials pertaining to Dakota-Lakota (Oglala) Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation and events there by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. Notable persons include Holy Man [Nicholas William]
Black Elk, Rev. Eugene Buechel, S.J., and Rev. Joseph A. Zimmerman, S.J.
[Connect to St. Francis Mission Inventory]
ST. FRANCIS MISSION
See -- Marquette Archives e-Archives > Native Collections > St. Francis Mission. A collection of selected digital images from the St. Francis Mission Records.
[Connect to St. Francis Mission Digital Image Collection]
ST. ISAAC JOGUES CHURCH RECORDS, 1983-1994, 2008, 0.3 foot (0.3 unprocessed).
Records from an inter-tribal American Indian parish administered by Jesuits in Rapid City, South Dakota. The principal tribes and reservations represented are Brulé, Rosebud; Hunkpapa, Standing Rock; Oglala, Pine Ridge; and Sans Arc, Cheyenne River.
[Connect to St. Isaac Jogues Church Inventory]
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST -- SANTA BARBARA PROVINCES FRANCISCAN RECORDS, 1873-1965, undated, 0.2 foot + .4 GB [7 reels microfilm].
Correspondence, photography, and a periodical from the Franciscans of St. John the Baptist (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California) provinces regarding missions and schools among the Apache, Navajo, Pima, Tohono O'Odham, and Yaqui Indians in Arizona and New Mexico.
[Connect to St. John the Baptist - Santa Barbara Franciscan Inventory]
ST. JOSEPH'S INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION, 1991-1995, undated, 0.5 feet + 6.6 GB.
Interviews by past students (Menominee and Potawatomi Indians) and teachers (Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet) regarding school life at St. Joseph's School on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin.
[Connect to St. Joseph's School Oral History Inventory]
ST. MARY'S MISSION RECORDS, 1851-1871, 0.03 foot [1 reel microfilm].
Baptismal records from the Jesuit administered mission and school for Potawatomi Indians in Kansas.
[Connect to St. Mary's Mission Inventory]
ST. PAUL'S MISSION COLLECTION, 1867-2008, 3.9 foot (3.0 feet unprocessed).
Primarily photographs, the Little Bronzed Angel, [newsletter], and other publications pertaining to Yankton Indians, Benedictines, and Oblate Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament on the Yankton Reservation, Marty, South Dakota.
[Connect to St. Paul's Mission Inventory]
ST. STEPHEN'S MISSION RECORDS, 1865, 1886-, undated, 7.8 feet [10 reels microfilm] (3.2 feet unprocessed).
Records pertaining to Arapaho and Shoshoni Indians on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming and evangelization by Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.
[Connect to St. Stephen's Mission Inventory]
SCHEUERMAN, ANNE M., COLLECTION, 1935-2013, undated, 6.2 feet.
Primarily still photography at Catholic Church events in Canada, the United States, and the Vatican/ Rome, most of which relate to Native North Americans. Most notable are the Eucharistic Congresses (Philadelphia, 1976, Québec, 2008); Tekakwitha Conference meetings, 1979-2012; visits to United States and Canada by Popes John Paul II, 1979-2002, and Benedict XVI, 2008; the beatifications/ canonizations and related events honoring Kateri Tekakwitha, 1971-2013, St. Rose Philippe Duchesne, 1988, and Katharine Drexel, 1988; the ordinations of Bishops Donald E. Pelotte, S.S.S. (Abenaki), and Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (Potawatomi), 1986, 1988; and World Youth Day, Denver, 1993, and Toronto, 2002. Also included are reformatted lecture slides from Rev. John J. Wynne, S.J., on Jesuit martyrs, undated (ca. 1925), and Kateri Tekakwitha, 1935.
[Connect to Anne Scheuerman Inventory]
SIGGENAUK CENTER RECORDS, 1974-2005, undated, 3.4 feet (.6 foot unprocessed).
Records of an intertribal Archdiocese of Milwaukee outreach ministry in Milwaukee succeeded by Congregation of the Great Spirit. Included are oral presentations by Sister Genevieve Cuny (Oglala), O.S.F., regarding her life as a native religious sister, and Sister Kateri Mitchell (Mohawk), S.S.A., regarding her devotion to now St. Kateri Tekakwitha.
[Connect to Siggenauk Center Inventory]
, 1972-, undated (5.0 feet unprocessed).
Primarily photography and minutes, printed materials, and video recordings pertaining to Dakota-Lakota (Brulé, Hunkpapa, Oglala, Sans Arc) and other Indian Catholics and their activities of the Sioux Spiritual Center, Plainview, South Dakota. In 1978, Jesuits, under the auspices of the Diocese of Rapid City, established and have administered the center, which supports permanent diaconate (established 1973) and lay ministry formation in the diocese and beyond.
[Connect to Sioux Spiritual Center Inventory
SISTER FORMATION CONFERENCE/RELIGIOUS FORMATION CONFERENCE RECORDS, 1936-[ongoing], 24.7 feet.
Records of an organization, founded in 1954 as the Sister Formation Conference (the name changed in 1976 when men formation personnel were added to its membership), which
helped bring about a dramatic change in the status of women religious within the (Roman) Catholic Church and within American society as a whole, including general correspondence and
subject files, minutes of meetings of the national leadership, records of conferences and workshops, and publications issued by the Conference. Personal papers of Ritamary
Bradley and Annette Walters concerning their involvement in the Sister Formation movement are also included. The conflict in the early 1960s between the Sister Formation
Conference officers and the leadership of the Conference of Major Superiors of Women over the restructuring of the SFC to more directly subordinate it to the CMSW is especially
well documented in correspondence, memoranda, and reports. Notable correspondents include Ritamary Bradley, Michael Novak, Mary Emil Penet, David Riesman, and Annette
[Connect to Sister Formation Conference/Religious Formation Conference Inventory]
SISTER RELATIONSHIP PROGRAMS INDIGENOUS MISSION RECORDS, 1960-2000, 3.2 feet (1.3 feet unprocessed).
Primarily photography, video recordings, and publications pertaining to Maya people and relationships of U.S. church groups in Wisconsin and Oklahoma with the Catholic Church in Chiapas, Mexico, and Guatemala.
[Connect to Sister Relationship Programs Inventory]
, 0.1 foot [2 reels microfilm].
Records of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People.
SODALITY MOVEMENT/CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNITY-USA RECORDS, 1912-[ongoing], 25.0 feet.
Records of the United States branch of the Sodality/ Christian Life Communities movement, founded to promote social action and devotion to Mary among lay Catholics,
including correspondence, reports, and publications.
[Connect to Sodality Movement/ Christian Life Community-USA Inventory]
TEKAKWITHA CONFERENCE RECORDS, 1939-, undated, 14.4 feet + 226.0 GB [2 reels microfilm] (3.3 feet unprocessed).
Materials, including photography and video recordings, from annual meetings, native ministry training, and related religious events, including Cross and
Feathers [newsletter; title varies]. Special events included visits by Pope John Paul II, 1979, and Vatican officials, 1982, 1985, 1989; the beatification/
canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, 1980, 2012-2013; pilgrimages to the principal homeland shrines of Saint Kateri, 1985, 2012; participation in the World
Day of Prayer for Peace, 1986; and the ordinations of Bishops Donald E. Pelotte, S.S.S. (Abenaki), 1986, and Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (Potawatomi),
[Connect to Tekakwitha Conference Inventory]