Record Group 1 of Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records
Scope and Content: BCIM Series 2-2 Mission Reports

Statistical summaries prepared annually on Catholic activities among Native Americans at missions and parishes. The reports are arranged alphabetically by state, there under by locality and mission or parish, and chronologically within each folder. Reporting gaps exist for all missions. While the forms were revised several times, most reports include the names of priests, missions, chapels, and stations without chapels; the numbers of religious brothers and sisters, scholastics, lay teachers, and catechists; the number of Catholic Indians and non-Indians attending missions and chapels, the number of Catholic Indian pupils attending mission and government schools, the number of Indian baptisms, and general observations on mission work, methods, and plans in relationship with the Indian communities. A few of the observations are extensive.

The 1932 additions to the mission reports are not included in the microfilm edition.

Reformatted records: The microfilm version of the Series 2-2 Mission Reports is available via interlibrary loan within the United States; please follow the "Guidelines for Interlibrary Loans." PDF copies are available as well, for which fees may be assessed according to the Fee Schedule.

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