Volume 1: Eastern United States
Florida: FL-11

Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Miami. Archives
The Chancery
9401 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami Shores, FL 33138

Phone: 305-757-6241



Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes


History: The Diocese of Miami was erected from territory in the Diocese of St. Augustine, 1958; Miami lost territory for erecting new dioceses in Florida, 1968-1984; and Miami was elevated to the Archdiocese of Miami, 1984. Miami and its predecessors have supported the following evangelization among Native Americans:

1549-1763 (destroyed by English Carolinians and their Native allies)

Native Americans, e.g. Apalachee, Timucua) in La Florida (present-day Georgia and Florida) evangelized by Spanish Franciscans and Jesuits


A religious sister evangelized Native American children (e.g. Seminole, Miccosukee) in the archdiocese


Sacred Heart Church (Maya), Homestead


Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1980s-present

Volume: Few records

Description: 2 series with records.


/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: 1980s-ongoing

Volume: Few records

Description: Records (e.g. correspondence, clippings, handouts, notes, photographs) with Native Americans involved in parish and school activities at Sacred Heart Church, Homestead.


/2 Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials): Contact the parish.


/3 Diocesan newspaper

Inclusive dates: 1980s-present

Volume: Occasional articles

Description: Established in 1939 for the dioceses of south Florida, the Florida Catholic, has served the Arch/diocese of Miami since 1958 with either a monthly or bimonthly diocesan edition. Past issues available online via the Florida Digital Library,


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.


Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette Archives