GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Arizona: AZ-10

San Francisco de Asís Church
1600 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Phone: 928-779-1341
Email: See website (About Us: Contact Us)

 

History: San Francisco de Asís Church, Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Phoenix (Archives: Phoenix, Arizona). San Francisco de Asís has been administered by Phoenix diocesan priests and it has had some Native American parishioners (e.g. Navajo). The parish was formed through the consolidation of three Flagstaff parishes, one of which was Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (e.g. Navajo), a downtown parish with a few Native American parishioners (e.g. Navajo).

By 1960s (few Natives)-ca. 1985

Phoenix diocesan priests administered Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (e.g. Navajo), Flagstaff

1960s-1976 (closed)

Adrian Dominican Sisters (Archives: Adrian, Michigan) established and staffed Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School (e.g. Navajo), Flagstaff; few Native students

Ca. 1985-1997 (consolidated with San Francisco de Asis, Flagstaff)

Society of the Divine Word (Western Province) (Archives: Riverside, California) administered Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:  

Inclusive dates: 1966-ongoing; bulk 1966-1997

Volume: Few volumes and several volumes with a few records throughout

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials):

A. St Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mission, 1966-1997, few volumes

B. San Francisco de Asís Church, 1997-ongoing, few entries within several volumes

 

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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