GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Boston. Archives
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
Email: See website
Hours: See website
Access: See website
Copying facilities: Yes
History: Boston was erected as a diocese from territory in the Diocese of Baltimore for the states in New England, 1808, and from territory in the Boston Diocese, the dioceses of Burlington and Portland were erected, 1853.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Unknown. However, related correspondence (e.g. Abenaki, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot) may exist in the papers of its first three bishops.
- Bishop Jean-Louis Anne Madelain Lefebvre de Cheverus (1768-1836), 1808-1823
- Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick (1782-1846), 1825-1846
- Bishop John Bernard Fitzpatrick (1812-1866), 1846-1853
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.