GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Illinois:IL-18

Society of the Divine Word. United States Province. Robert M. Myers Archives
1985 Waukegan Road
Techny [Northbrook], IL 60082

Phone: 847-753-7431

http://www.divineword.org/robert_m_myers_archives/robert_m_myers_archives.aspx

 

Hours: See website; by appointment only

Access: Some restrictions apply

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: Founded in the Netherlands, 1875, the Society of the Divine Word established its first U.S. province, 1897, which later divided into four provinces. The western province was established, 1965, and the eastern and southern provinces combined, 1985. Rev. James Wendel, S.V.D., of the Southern Province and pastor of St. Joseph Church, Meridian, Mississippi, served Choctaw Indian mission stations in Hayes, Lake, and Newton and Scott counties, 1915-1917.

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1915-1920

Volume: 1 folder

Description: Reverend James Wendel, S.V.D., file; correspondence to/from Monsignor William H. Ketcham, Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (copies from Marquette University) and obituary

 

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.

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