GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Missouri: MO-1

University of Missouri-Columbia. Ellis Library. Special Collections
401 Ellis Library
Columbia, MO 65203

Phone: 573-882-0076
Email: shsresearch@umsystem.edu

 

Hours: See website

Access: See webpages

Copying facilities: Yes

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1930s-1959, 1962, 1980-1981
Volume: Over 60 folders/ volumes + 3 sound recordings; microfilm; DVDs
Description: Within the John G. Neihardt Papers, C3716, a collection of the State Historical Society of Missouri held by the University of Missouri-Columbia.


A. Manuscripts with related documents

1. Black Elk Speaks: John G. Neihardt manuscript and related documents, re: his visit and interview of Nicholas Black Elk (Oglala Lakota), Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, 1931, re: his life story retold from birth to the present including his great childhood vision and evangelistic work as a Catholic catechist

a. Original manuscript by John G. Neihardt, 1931-1932
b. Stenographic notes of interview by daughter Enid Neihardt Fink, 1931, with transcripts of stenographic notes by archives staff, 1980-1981
c. Drawings by Stephen Standing Bear relating to Black Elk’s great vision, 1931
d. Diary by Enid Neihardt Fink, 1931

2. When the Tree Flowered: Stenographic notes by daughter Enid Neihardt Fink of Neihardt’s interviews of Nicholas Black Elk, Eagle Elk, and Andrew Knife, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, 1944, re: Lakota adjustment to U.S. sovereignty, with transcripts of stenographic notes by archives staff, 1980-1981

B. Correspondence: Letters to/ from:

1. Ben Black Elk, 1930s-1959, several letters
2. Eagle Elk, 1940s; few items

C. Photography: Scrapbook of photographic prints compiled by Enid Neihardt Fink, re: Neihardt’s visit and interview of Nicholas Black Elk, 1931, 1 volume
D. Audiovisual materials: Recordings, 1954, 1962, include Neihardt’s recollections of his visits with Black Elk

 

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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