GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mount Carmel BVM Center
1100 Carmel Drive
Dubuque, IA 52003
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History: The Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Dublin, Ireland, migrated to Philadelphia, 1831, and self-identified with the post-nominal initials, “B.V.M.” At the request of Bishop Mathias Loras, they moved to Dubuque, Iowa, 1843. Later, they evangelized Oglala Lakota Indians at Holy Rosary Mission, Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, 1972-1982.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1970s-1981
Volume: 2 folders
Description: 2 series with records.
Inclusive dates: 1979-1981
Volume: 1 folder
Description: "South Dakota, Holy Rosary Mission,” a file among alphabetically arranged ones identified by state and institution. Included are annual statements with lists of sisters, descriptions of special events, and analysis of the congregation’s activities.
/2 Personal Files
Inclusive dates: 1970s
Volume: 20-25 letters
Description: "Thalhuber, Sister Pat, B.V.M," a file among alphabetically arranged ones identified by surname. Included is correspondence with Sister Joan Doyle, B.V.M., President, re: evangelization at Holy Rosary Mission.
Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.