GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
New York: NY-1

Catholic Church. Diocese of Albany. Archives
40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Phone: 518-453-6669

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: The Diocese of Albany was erected for upstate New York, 1847, from territory in the Diocese of New York. It lost territory as more dioceses were erected, 1872-1886. Albany initiated and sponsored the canonization causes of three Jesuit martyrs and St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and has supported associated shrines:

1884-2015 (Albany, 1847-present; transferred to Albany, 2015) Jesuits (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) established and administrated Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine, Fultonville [Auriesville], New York
1884-1930 The Albany Diocese with Jesuits sponsored the canonization cause for St. Isaac Jogues, S.J., René Goupil, S.J., and John Lalande, S.J., three Jesuit martyrs
1884, 1930-2012 The Albany Diocese with Jesuits sponsored the canonization cause for St. Kateri Tekakwitha (Algonquin-Mohawk, 1656-1680)
1938-present Conventual Franciscans developed and have administered the National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Fonda, New York
2015-present The Albany Diocese has administered Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1880s-ongoing

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: Within at least 2 record series.

 

/1 Subject files

Inclusive dates: 1880s-ongoing

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: Files with correspondence and newsletters regarding canonization causes and related shrines:

A. Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine, Fultonville [Auriesville], New York, 1880s-present; pertains to St. Isaac Jogues, S.J. [Jesuits], and Jesuit martyrs and St. Kateri Tekakwitha; administered

B. National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

 

/2 Diocesan Newspaper

Inclusive dates: Unknown-ongoing

Volume: Several articles

Description: The Evangelist has included occasional articles relating to Native Americans, e.g. the Jesuit martyrs, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and their canonization causes, and Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine and the National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Archived 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.

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