Volume 2: Midwest United States
Ohio: OH-7

Congregation of St. Joseph. Congregation Archives
3430 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland, OH 44111

Phone: 216-251-0303


History: The Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille were founded in France, 1650, and made their first U.S. foundation, 1855. The Congregation of St. Joseph was founded to support its seven founding congregations, 2017-present. A province of one of the seven congregations, the Crookston Province (Crookston, Minnesota) of the Medaille Congregation, has staffed St. Mary Mission School (Ojibwa and Métis), Turtle Mountain Reservation, Dunseith, North Dakota, 1945-present.


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1943-ongoing

Volume: At least .3 cubic foot

Description: Within 2 series:


/1 Mission Files

Inclusive dates: 1943-ongoing

Volume: .1 cubic foot

Description: Primarily general correspondence between provincial coordinators, local coordinators of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the bishop of Fargo, the Pallottines at St. Mary Church and the provincial of the Pallottine Mother of God Province (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). Also included is a petition to the Pallottines delegate requesting permission to minister at St. Mary Mission, an agreement between St. Louis Church, Dunseith, North Dakota, and the Pallottines, and plans for a new mission center and convent.


/2 Photographs

Inclusive dates: 1943-1970s

Volume: .2 cubic foot

Description: Includes 3 scrapbooks with 200 prints plus clippings, re: St. Mary Mission, Turtle Mountain, North Dakota.


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