GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
British Columbia: BC-1
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Vancouver. Archives
4885 Saint John Paul II Way
Vancouver BC V5Z 0G3 Canada
Hours: By appointment only
Access: Some restrictions apply
Copying facilities: Yes
History: The Diocese of Vancouver’s Island was erected, 1846, as a suffragan of Oregon City (now, the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon) and it was later elevated as the Archdiocese of Vancouver and as a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Quebec. Vancouver included the east shore of Puget Sound (now the Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington) to 1853 and it included Alaska to 1894. Vancouver administered the following Catholic missions and schools in Alaska, which served Native Americans:
|1867-1915 (closed) (Vancouver, 1846-1894)||St. Stanislaus/ St. Paul the Apostle Mission (Koyukon), Kokrines, Alaska|
|1873-present (Vancouver, 1846-1894)||St. Michael Mission (Eskimo), St. Michael, Alaska|
|1879-present (Vancouver, 1846-1894)||St. Rose of Lima Church (Tlingit) Wrangell/ Fort Wrangell, Alaska|
|1887-present (Vancouver, 1846-1894)||Church of the Nativity/ St. Mary’s Mission (Eskimo, Ingalik), St. Marys/ Akularak, Alaska|
|1887-present (Vancouver, 1846-1894)||St. Aloysius Mission (Eskimo), Tanana, Alaska|
|1888-present (Vancouver, 1846-1894)||Holy Cross Mission (Eskimo, Ingalik), Holy Cross/ Koserefsky, Alaska|
|1889-1894 (closed) (Vancouver, 1846-1894)||St. Alphonsus Mission and School (Eskimo), Tununak, Alaska|
|1889-1956 (closed) (Vancouver, 1846-1894)||Holy Cross School and Orphanage (Eskimo, Ingalik, others), Holy Cross/ Koserefsky, Alaska|
Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: Unknown. However, the Vancouver Archdiocesan Archives includes records pertaining to Catholic evangelization in Alaska.
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.