Volume 3: Western United States
Alaska: AK-22

Catholic Church. Diocese of Anchorage-Juneau
415 Sixth Street, Room 300
Juneau, AK 99801

Phone: 907-2586-2227, Extension 25
Email: See website (Contact Us)


History: The Diocese of Juneau was erected for southeast Alaska from territory in the Vicariate Apostolate of Alaska (Fairbanks), 1951; it lost territory to the Archdiocese of Anchorage, which was erected, 1966; and Juneau was reunited with Anchorage to form the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau, 2020. By 1910, the fishing industry facilitated the emergence of mixed-race Native Catholic families from marriages between Native American Orthodox and Pilipino Catholic immigrants. Nonetheless, the Anchorage and Juneau dioceses had each reported fewer than 1,000 baptized Native American Catholics, 1999. Juneau and its predecessors administered the following missions and parishes with Native American parishioners: 


St. Rose of Lima Church (Tlingit), Wrangell/ Fort Wrangell


Holy Name Church (Tlingit, Haida), Ketchikan


Holy Family Mission (Tlingit, Haida), Metlakata 

1908-ca. 1950 (no longer Native) (Juneau, 1951)

Sacred Heart Mission (Denaina, Eskimo), Seward


St. Gregory of Nazianzen (Tlingit), Sitka

1931-1960s (closed)

St. Pius X Mission Home (Tlingit), Skagway

1950s-ca. 1979 (no longer Native)

Sacred Heart (Tlingit), Haines


Sacred Heart Church (Tlingit), Hoonah


St. Ann Mission (Tlingit), Yakutat


Kake Mission (Tlingit), Kake


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:  

Inclusive dates: 1885-ongoing

Volume: Ca. .2 cubic foot 

Description: The Diocese of Juneau archival records were not organized according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 2006. Consequently, this description is by record type for the holdings located in the Archives and the Chancery Office. For records of the former Archdiocese of Anchorage -- see -- the guide entry, Anchorage, Alaska, Archdiocese of Anchorage.


Archives: Diocese of Juneau


/1 Bishops’ Papers 

Inclusive dates: 1968-1984

Volume: Few items

Description: Divided by bishop:

A. Bishop Robert Dermott O’Flanagan (1901-1972), 1951-1968; apparently no items

B. Bishop Francis Thomas Hurley (1927-2016), 1971-1976; include a few ephemeral items

C. Bishop Michael Hughes Kenny (1937-1995), 1979-1995; a few items presumed

D. Bishop Michael William Warfel (1948- ), 1996-2007; a few items presumed

E. Bishop Edward James Burns (1975- ), 2009-2016; a few items presumed


/2 Sacramental Records

Inclusive dates: 1885-ongoing

Volume: 2 volumes and 9 reels of microfilm, in part

Description: Arranged alphabetically by location of parishes and there under by name; includes baptisms, first communions, confirmations, marriages, and burials for parishes and attended missions and stations; copies and some original records are included.

A. Wrangell, St. Rose of Lima Church, 1879-unknown, 2 volumes, in part

B. All other Diocese of Juneau parishes, 1885-ongoing, 9 reels, in part


/3 Parish Files

Inclusive dates: 1966-ongoing

Volume: Several items within approximately 2 cubic feet  Description: Arranged alphabetically by place and there under by parish name; includes correspondence, histories and notes, maps, photographs, and reports for Native and non-Native parishes with at least a few Native American parishioners and/or attended Native missions; 1 or more folders/parish.

A. Haines, Sacred Heart Church, 1966?-ongoing, .1 cubic foot

B. Hoonah, Sacred Heart Church, 1971-ongoing, .2 cubic foot; includes photograph of painting of parish’s crucifix in the Tlingit tradition by Claudia McConnel, 1971

C. Juneau, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral, 1966?-ongoing, .4 cubic foot

D. Juneau, St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1966?-ongoing, .2 cubic foot

E. Klawock, St. John by the Sea Church, 1966?-ongoing, .2 cubic foot

F. Petersburg, St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1966?-ongoing, .2 cubic foot

G. Skagway, St. Mark’s Church and St. Therese Church, 1898-ongoing, .2 cubic foot

H. Sitka, St. Gregory of Nazianzen Church, 1966?-ongoing, .2 cubic foot

I. Wrangell, St. Rose of Lima Church, 1966?-ongoing, .2 cubic foot

J. Yakutat, St. Ann Mother of Mary Church, 1972-ongoing, .1 cubic foot


/4 Diocesan Newspaper

Inclusive dates: 1970-ongoing

Volume: Few articles 

Description: The Inside Passage includes very few articles on Native Americans and Catholic evangelization in the diocese.


Chancery Office: Diocese of Juneau


/1 Bishops’ Papers 

Inclusive dates: 1996-ongoing  

Volume: Few items within .1 cubic foot  


F. Archbishop Andrew Eugene Bellisario, C.M. [Vincentians] (1956- ), Juneau, 2017-2020, Anchorage-Juneau, 2017-2020; a few items presumed


/2 Parish Files

Inclusive dates: 1921-ongoing

Volume: Few items within .1 cubic foot

Description: Arranged alphabetically by location of parishes and there under by name; includes correspondence, histories and notes, maps, photographs, and reports for parishes and attended missions and stations.


/3 Personnel Records

Inclusive dates: 1966?-ongoing 

Volume: Few folders 

Description: Arranged alphabetically by surname with 1 folder/person; includes Jesuits and Oblates of Mary Immaculate.


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.