GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Arizona: AZ-32

St. Michael Indian School
1 Lupton Road
P.O. Box 650
St. Michaels, Arizona 86511

Phone: 928-871-5590

 

History: The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People (Archives: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania) founded and have administered St. Michael Indian School (Acoma [Keresan], Navajo, Laguna [Keresan]) (pre-Kindergarten-12th grade), St. Michaels, Arizona, in the Navajo Nation, and in the Diocese of Gallup (Archives: Gallup, New Mexico).

1902-present

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament have administered the grade school division

1902-1985

Franciscans (St. John the Baptist Province) (Archives: Cincinnati, Ohio; archives bulk: St. Michaels, Arizona, and Tucson, Arizona) attended to the school

1948-present

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament have administered the high school division

1950s-present

Laity begin teaching at the school

1985-present

Franciscans (Our Lady of Guadalupe Province) (Archives: St. Michaels, Arizona) have attended to the school

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1948-ongoing

Volume: At least 12 cubic feet 

Description: The records at St. Michael Indian School were not arranged according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 2006. Consequently, the description is by record type. 

 

/1 Transcripts

Inclusive dates: 1948-ongoing

Volume: At least 11 cubic feet

Description: Arranged alphabetically by students’ surname and there under by first name.  

 

/2 Commencement Activities

Inclusive dates: 1962-ongoing

Volume: Ca. 1 cubic foot

Description: Commencement program materials arranged chronologically, 1 folder/ graduation year, re: graduation lists, programs, notes, and photographs on sports and other school activities 

 

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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