GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
St. Kateri Center of Chicago
3938 North Leavitt Street
Chicago, IL 60618
History: The St. Kateri Center of Chicago has been a predominantly Native American ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago (Archives: Chicago, Illinois).
|1952||The Archdiocese of Chicago began its first apostolate to Chicago-area Native Americans (e.g. Ojibwa, Navajo, Dakota-Lakota) in Uptown|
|1982||Local Native American elders, with assistance from two Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary (Sinsinawa, Wisconsin), established the Anawim Center in Uptown as an outreach ministry to its diverse Native American population representing 250 tribes|
|1982-2011||The Dominican Sisters administered the center and were followed by a Franciscan sister and successive Native American lay directors; sacramental records were recorded at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church|
Renamed the St. Kateri Center of Chicago, it relocated to the campus St. Benedict parish where subsequent sacramental records have been recorded
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1982-ongoing
Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot
Description: The St. Kateri Center holds memorabilia about its history and a copy of sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) from St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 1982-2011.
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.