Volume 2: Midwest United States
Kansas: KS-10

Catholic Church. Diocese of Wichita. Archives
424 North Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202

Phone: 316-269-3900, Extension 108
Email: See website


Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes


History: The Diocese of Wichita was erected, 1887. Its area includes the former Osage Mission, St. Paul, Kansas.

Osage Mission:


Jesuits (Missouri Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) established and administered Osage Mission (Osage, Cherokee, Quapaw)

1847-1870 (closed)

Jesuits established and administered the Osage Manual Labor School for Indian Boys and Girls (Osage, Cherokee, Quapaw); in part, Mother Bridge Hayden (1814-1890), S.L., and the Sisters of Loretto (Archives: Nerinx, Kentucky) staffed the school


Osage Indians relocated to Indian Territory

1870-1891 (closed)

Jesuits at the mission established and administered St. Francis Institute for Boys (Osage, Cherokee, Quapaw)

1870-1895 (destroyed)

Sisters of Loretto at the mission established and staffed St. Ann Academy for Girls (Osage, Cherokee, Quapaw), which later was destroyed by fire


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1820-1885 

Volume: 7 volumes

Description: Sacramental and sodality records of the Osage Mission that formerly were housed at St. Francis Church, St. Paul, Kansas.

A. “Osage Nation”: baptisms, 1820-1846; marriages, 1830-1847

B. “Osage Mission”: baptisms, 1847-1862; deaths, 1847-1876

C. “Osage Mission-St. Francis Church”: marriages 1847-1875; first communions, 1848-1871; confirmations, 1851-1871; Fraternity of the Holy Scapular, 1855-1876

D. “Osage Mission”: baptisms, 1862-1882

E. “Quapaws and Cherokees”: baptisms (Quapaw), 1847-1880; baptisms (Cherokee), 1867-1885; deaths (Quapaw), 1853-1863; marriages (Quapaw), 1854-1877

F. “Kansas Territory” (includes Natives and non-Natives): baptisms, 18541871; marriages, 1860-1871

G. “Missouri” (includes Natives and non-Natives): baptisms, 1859-1871; marriages, 1858-1869


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.