COMMISSION FOR CATHOLIC MISSIONS AMONG COLORED PEOPLE AND INDIANS
Record Group 2 of Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records
Commission General Publications, ca. 1904-1905, 1909, 1911, 1915, ca. 1919-1939, 1941-1959, 1961-1974, 1976-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1984, 1987, 1991-1995, 1998-1999, 2001, 2003-2006, 2008, 2010-2011, ca. 2015

Commission Historical Notes/Scope and Content

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7-2 1 1 An Appeal in the Name of the Commission in Behalf of the Collection to be Taken in all the Catholic Churches Throughout the U.S., on the First Sunday of Lent, undated (ca. 1904)
7-2 1 2 Commission Pour Les Missions Catholiques Parmi Les Negres et Les Indiens, December 15, 1905
7-2 1 3 Black But Beautiful, Sermon by Rev. William H. Ketcham, 1909 (2 copies)
7-2 1 4 Appeal in Behalf of the Negro and Indian Missions in the U.S., 1909, 1911
7-2 1 5 Charter of the Commission, 1915
7-2 1 6 Appeal in Behalf of the Negro and Indian Missions in the U.S. [originals include un-filmed additions], 1922-1923, 1928-1937
7-2 1 7 Catholic Work Among the Indians. The Winning of the Indian, 1938 (2 copies)
7-2 1 8 Catholic Work Among the Negroes. The Rising Tide of Negro Converts + cover letter, 1938; cover form letter not included in microfilm edition (2 copies each)
7-2 1 9 An Appeal in Behalf of the Negro and Indian Missions of the U.S., 1938-1939, 1941-1959, 1961-1974, 1976
7-2 1 10 By-Laws of Commission for Catholic Missions Among the Colored People and the Indians, undated (ca. 1915)
7-2 - -  Microfilm version ends here
7-2 1 11 Our Negro and Indian Missions [brochure], undated (ca. 1919-1938)

BCIM
Series 7-2

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7-2 1 12 Statistics on Present Day Indian Missions, 1924
7-2 1 13 To Shepherd the Faith... [brochure], 1977; see also -- appeal poster in Oversize box 1
7-2 1 14 Appeal letter, 1978 (2 copies)
7-2 1 15 Commission for the Catholic Missions Among the Colored People and the Indians [pamphlet], 1978 (2 copies)
7-2 1 16 So they may live in Christ; 1980; cover letter, 5 publicity sheets + donation envelope; see also -- appeal poster in Oversize box 1 (2 copies)
7-2 1 17 The Gift of Katharine Drexel [cover letter to video documentary by Teleketics], 1981; 1 sheet (2 copies)
7-2 1 18 Fact Sheet, 1983 (2 copies)
7-2 - - Commission Promotional Packets for Lenten Collection, BV2130 .C72
7-2 1 19
1984, Support Black and Native American Missions; cover letter, 3 publicity sheets + 1 fact sheet; see also -- promotional poster in Oversize box 1
7-2 1 20
1987, Give Generously Support United States Home Missions; cover letter (to parishes), 16-page booklet, 3 publicity sheets + 1 fact sheet; 2 sets; see also -- promotional poster in Oversize box 1
7-2 1 21 1991, Give Generously Support United States Home Missions; envelope, cover letter, poster (2 copies), fact sheet + 7 publicity sheets; 4 sets; see also -- promotional poster in Oversize box 1

BCIM
Series 7-2

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7-2 - - Commission Promotional Packets for Lenten Collection, BV2130 .C72, continued
7-2 1 22
1992, Give Generously Support United States Home Missions; envelope, cover letter, poster (2 copies), fact sheet + 7 publicity sheets; 4 sets; see also -- promotional poster in Oversize box 1
7-2 1 23
1993, Give Generously Support United States Home Missions; envelope, cover letter (2 versions: parishes, editors), poster + 4 fact/publicity sheets; 3 sets; see also -- promotional poster in Oversize box 1 (2 copies)
7-2 1 24
1994, Give Generously Support United States Home Missions; envelope, cover letter, 4 fact/publicity sheets
7-2 1 25
1995, Give Generously Support the United States Home Mission Collection; envelope, cover letter, testimonial sheet, poster (2 copies) + 4 fact/publicity sheets; 2 sets
7-2 1 26
1998, Give Generously Support United States Home Missions; envelope, cover letter, poster (2 copies), fact sheet + 4 publicity sheets
7-2 1 27
1999, Give Generously Support Black and Indian Missions; envelope, cover letter, poster (2 copies), fact sheet + 4 publicity sheets
7-2 1 28 Form letters to Ordinary and Diocesan Financial Director and Collection Transmittal Form, 2001
7-2 - - Commission Promotional Packets for Lenten Collection, BV2130 .C72, continued
7-2 1 29
2003, Give Generously Support Black and Indian Missions; envelope, cover letter, poster (2 copies), 2 fact sheets (1 copy) + 4 publicity sheets; 4 sets
7-2 1 30
2004, Give Generously Support Black and Indian Missions; envelope, cover letter (2 versions), poster + 3 fact/publicity sheets; 3 sets

BCIM
Series 7-2

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7-2 - - Commission Promotional Packets for Lenten Collection, BV2130 .C72, continued
7-2 1 31
2005, The Year of the Eucharist - Evangelization - Giving to the Collection is a sign of your part in helping spread the Good News; envelope, cover letter, poster (2 copies) + 4 fact/publicity sheets; 2 sets
7-2 1 32
2006, Help for Those Less Fortunate, Give Generously Support Black and Indian Missions; envelope, cover letter, poster (2 copies) + 4 fact/publicity sheets; 2 sets
7-2 1 33
2008, Working together leads to success... Support Black and Indian Missions and Evangelization in the USA; envelope, cover letter, poster (2 copies) + 4 fact/publicity sheets
7-2 1 34 E-Zine [print-out of electronic magazine], vol. 1, no. 3 (Autumn, 2010); vol. 1, no. 4 (Advent 2010); vol. 2, no. 1 (February, 2011); vol. 2, no. 3 (Fall, 2011)
7-2 1 35 Black and Indian Mission Office, Commission for the Catholic Missions among the Colored People and the Indians [brochure], undated (after 2015)

BCIM
Series 7-2

Series File/ Drawer Folder Folder Title
7-2 G/ 3 6 Commission Promotional Posters for Lenten Collection
7-2 - -
From the desert Southwest to Alaska's cold wilderness..., undated (1970s)
7-2 - -
So they may life in Christ, 1980 (2 copies)
7-2 - -
Join your sacrifice to Our Lord's, undated (1980s) (4 copies)
7-2 - -
Support Black and Native American Missions, 1984 (3 copies)
7-2 - -
Give Generously Support United States Home Missions, 1987 (2 copies)
7-2 - -
Give Generously Support United States Home Missions, 1991 (2 copies)
7-2 - -
Give Generously Support United States Home Missions, 1993
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