GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Kentucky: KY-5

Ursulines. Congregation of Paris. Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse
8001 Cummings Road
Maple Mount, KY 42356

Phone: 270-229-4103
Email: info.msj@maplemount.org

 

History: The Ursuline Sisters, Congregation of Paris, were founded in Italy, 1535, made their first U.S. foundation in New Orleans, 1727, and self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “O.S.U.” The motherhouse of Mount St. Joseph administered the following schools in New Mexico, which served some Native American (Navajo) students:

1919-1990s

Sacred Heart School (Navajo, in part), Farmington

1919-1950s

Waterflow School and Academy (Navajo, in part), Waterflow

1919-1960 (closed)

St. Rose School (Navajo, in part), Blanco

 1960-1994

 St. Joseph Mission School (Acoma, Laguna, Keresan, Navajo, Mestizos), San Fidel

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Unknown.

 

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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