Volume 1: Eastern United States
Maryland: MD-2

St. Mary's Seminary and University. Associated Archives
Knott Library
5400 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210

Phone: 410-864-4074


Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1794-present

Volume: Less than 1%

Description: Established in 2002, the Associated Archives contains two related collections:


/1 Archdiocese of Baltimore Archives

History: Baltimore was erected for the United States as the Prefecture Apostolate of the United States of America, 1784. It was succeeded by the Diocese of Baltimore, 1789; elevated to the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1808; renamed the Archdiocese of Baltimore-Washington, 1939; and renamed the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1947. It lost territory as more dioceses were erected, 1808-1947.


Inclusive dates:

Volume: 1784-present

Description: Less than 1%

A. Archbishops' papers: Microfilmed through Archbishop Bayley, with copies also at University of Notre Dame Archives; open through Archbishop Keough and closed thereafter; Archbishop Bayley founded the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (BCIM) in 1874 with successors serving on its board of directors and that of the Commission for Catholic Missions among Colored People and Indians [Black and Indian Mission Collection]

John Carroll, 1784-1815

Leonard Neale, 1815-1817

Ambrose Maréchal, P.S.S., 1817-1828

James Whitfield, 1828-1834; by decree, bishops at the Second Baltimore Provincial Council, 1833, recommended the entrusting to the Jesuits the Catholic missions among Native Americans in the West

Samuel Eccleston, P.S.S., 1834-1851

Francis Patrick Kenrick, 1851-1863

Martin John Spalding, 1864-1872

James Roosevelt Bayley, 1872-1877

James Gibbons, 1877-1921; bishops at the Third Plenary Baltimore Council signed the postulation that introduced the canonization causes of martyrs Father Isaac Jogues, S.J., and René Goupil, S.J., and Kateri Tekakwitha (Mohawk-Algonquin)

Michael Joseph Curley, 1921-1947

Francis Patrick Keough, 1947-1961

Lawrence Joseph Shehan, 1961-1974

William Donald Borders, 1874-1989

William Henry Keeler, 1989-2007

Edwin Frederick O'Brien, 2007-2011

William Edwin Lori, 2012-

B. Archdiocesan Newspapers, 1850-present


/2 Associated Sulpicians of the United States Archives

History: Founded in France in 1641, the Sulpicians made their first U.S. foundation in 1791 and founded their United States Province in 1903. Notable Sulpicians and associated others:

Baden, Reverend Stephen T., Baden (1768-1853), first priest ordained in the United States; under Bishop Edward Fenwick of Cincinnati, Ohio, he served as a missionary to the Potawatomi in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, 1830-1837

Bruté de Rémur, S.S., Bishop Simon-Gabriel; first Bishop of Vincennes (Indianapolis), Indiana, 1834-1839

Dyer (1854-1925), S.S., Reverend Edward R.; secretary-treasurer of the Commission for Catholic Missions among Colored People and Indians [Black and Indian Mission Collection], 1884-1925 [Marquette University Special Collections & Archives hold copies of these Commission (Collection) records.]

Tennelly (1890-1981), S.S., Reverend John B.; secretary-treasurer of the Commission for Catholic Missions among Colored People and Indians [Black and Indian Mission Collection], 1925-1976; Marquette University holds the original records of the Commission [Collection]


Inclusive dates: 1793-1976

Volume: Possibly More than 2 cubic feet

Description: Papers of Sulpicians, e.g. Bishop Simon-Gabriel Bruté de Rémur, S.S., Reverend Edward R. Dyer, S.S., Reverend John B. Tennelly, S.S., and associated non-Sulpicians, e.g. Reverend Stephen T. Baden.


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.


Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette Archives