Volume 1: Eastern United States
North Carolina: NC-4

Catholic Church. Diocese of Charlotte. Archives 
1123 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28203

Phone: 704-370-3215
Email: See website


History: The Diocese of Charlotte was erected from territory in the Diocese of Raleigh, 1971, with additional territory added from the Territorial Abbey of Belmont, Mary Help of Christians, 1977. Charlotte and its predecessor have served the following parishes with some Native American parishioners. The Charlotte Diocese reported 170 Native Catholics, 1980.

1970s-present (Charlotte, 1971-present

Holy Redeemer Church (Cherokee), Andrews

1970s-present (Charlotte, 1971-present)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission (Cherokee, Maya), Cherokee Reservation, Cherokee; attended by St. Joseph Church, Bryson

1970s-present (Charlotte, 1971-present)

St. Charles Borromeo Church (Maya), Morganton


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1970s-ongoing

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: In 3 series.


/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: 1970s-ongoing

Volume: Few records possible

Description: Records (e.g. correspondence, notes, clippings, photographs) under two parishes:

1. Andrews, Holy Redeemer Church

2. Bryson, St. Joseph Church, for Cherokee, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission

3. Morgonton, St. Charles Borromeo Church


/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1970s-ongoing

Volume: Several records possible

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials); please contact the parish first:

1. Andrews, Holy Redeemer Church

2. Bryson, St. Joseph Church, for Cherokee, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission

3, Morgonton, St. Charles Borromeo Church


/3 Diocesan Newspaper

Inclusive dates: 1977-ongoing

Volume: Occasional articles

Description: The Catholic News Herald, a bimonthly publication, has archived its back issues online.


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.