GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Pennsylvania: PA-1

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
Our Lady of Angels Convent 
609 South Convent Road 
Aston, PA 19014

Phone: 610-459-4125

Email: See website

http://osfphila.org/

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: Founded in Philadelphia, 1855, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia staffed the following Catholic schools and parishes among Native Americans:

1887-1949

St. Louis Girls Boarding School (Osage), Pawhuska, Oklahoma; destroyed by fire, 1889, and reopened the same year

1888-1970s (transferred to community corporation)

St. Ann School (Umatilla), Umatilla Reservation, Pendleton, Oregon

1888-1948

St. Elizabeth Boarding School (Chickasaw, Choctaw), Purcell, Oklahoma

1888-1907

St. John School (Osage), Gray Horse, Osage Reservation, Oklahoma

1892-1975 (transferred to St. Stephens Indian Education Association)

St. Stephen’s Mission School (Arapaho, Shoshoni), St. Stephens, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

1899-ca. 1940 (no longer Native)

St. Joseph School (Chickasaw), Chickasha, Oklahoma

1901-1948

St. Elizabeth Day School (Chickasaw, Choctaw), Purcell, Oklahoma

1901-1913

St. Louis Day School (Osage), Pawhuska, Osage Reservation, Oklahoma

1989-present

St. Stephen’s Mission (Arapaho, Shoshoni), St. Stephens, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Unknown.

 

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.

New2006/rev2017

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


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