GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Arizona: AZ-31

St. Mary Basilica
231 North Third Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602-354-2100
Email: frontdesk@smbphx.org

 

History: St. Mary Basilica/ Immaculate Conception Church, Phoenix, Arizona, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Phoenix (Archives: Phoenix, Arizona).

1881-1896

Tucson diocesan priests administered Immaculate Conception Church

1896-1915

Franciscans (St. John the Baptist Province) (Archives: Cincinnati, Ohio/ archives bulk: St. Michaels, Arizona, and Tucson, Arizona) administered Immaculate Conception

1915-present

Franciscans (Santa Barbara Province) (Archives: Santa Barbara, California) administered St. Mary/ Immaculate Conception

Tucson diocesan priests and Franciscans at St. Mary/ Immaculate Conception attended to the following Native American missions and stations in Arizona:

1885-1914 (transferred to St. John’s, Laveen)

Ss. Simon and Jude Mission (Tohono O’odham), Gila Bend 

1897-1909 (became a parish)

St. John the Baptist Church (Pima), Laveen, Gila River Reservation

1897-1901 (transferred to Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet)

St. John the Baptist School (Pima), Laveen, Gila River Reservation

1902-1912 (transferred to St. John’s, Laveen)

St. Francis of Assisi Mission (Pima), Salt River Reservation

1905-1930 (transferred to St. Francis, Phoenix)

Phoenix [Government] Indian School (Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Tohono O’odham), Phoenix

1906-1909 (transferred to St. John’s, Laveen)

St. Anne Mission (Maricopa, Pima), Santan, Gila River Reservation 

1906-1909 (transferred to St. John’s, Laveen)

St. Michael Mission (Maricopa, Pima), Sacaton Flats, Gila River Reservation

1906-1909 (transferred to St. John’s, Laveen)

St. Paschal Mission (Maricopa, Pima), Blackwater

1906-1909 (transferred to St. John’s, Laveen)

St. Peter Mission (Maricopa and Pima), Casa Blanca

1906-1926 (transferred to Immaculate Heart, Phoenix)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission (Yaqui), Guadalupe

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: Bulk 1885-1926

Volume: Several entries among many volumes 

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of the Native American missions and stations attended from St. Mary Basilica.

 

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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