Volume 3: Western United States
Arizona: AZ-42

Arizona State Museum. Archives
Arizona State Museum North, Second Floor
1013 East University Boulevard
P.O. Box 210026
Tucson, AZ 85721

Archives Phone: 520-621-4695
Photography Phone: 520-621-6276
Alternate website: Arizona Archives Online


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Access: See website

Copy facilities: Yes  


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Volume: Ca. 14 cubic feet 

Inclusive dates: Before 1744-1744, 1871-1996, undated 

Description: 7 collections include Native Catholic records:


/1 “Compadrazgo and Folk Catholicism, South Tucson (Arizona), A-0510”

Volume: 1 folder

Inclusive dates: 1951-1952

Description: Re: Tohono O’odham and Yaqui by William S. King


/2 “Catholicism, Arizonan Folk Practices, A-0511”

Volume: 1 folder

Inclusive dates: 1950-1953

Description: Field notes and photographs, South Tucson, Arizona:

A. Census of Tohono O’odham Indians and notes on “compadrazgo” by William S. King, W.T. Ross, and Elizabeth T. Tooker, 1950-1953

B. 24 black and white prints of Yaqui Indians and churches by Elizabeth T. Tooker, 1952


/3 “Catholic Rituals, Pascua Yaqui (Arizona), A-0674”

Volume: 1 folder

Inclusive dates: 1936-1937

Description: Re: Pima and Tohono O’odham Sunday Gospel translations by Rev. Antonine Willenbrinck, O.F.M. [Franciscans], Catechist Clement Bavages (Pima), and others, Sacaton, Arizona, with margin notes by Rev. Dan Matson, O.F.M.; 71 pages; mimeograph, typescript    


/4 “Dozier, Edward P., Papers, MS 23”

Volume: At least 4 folders 

Inclusive dates: undated

Description: Series 4, Box 31: Folder 218, “Yaqui adaptation to Christianity;” Folder 219, “Spanish Catholic influences on Pueblo religion;” Folder 220, “Compartmentalism in Pueblo religion;” and Folder 221, “Spanish-Catholic influences on Rio Grande Pueblo religion”; e.g. Cochiti, Hopi, Isleta, Jemez, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, Tewa, Tiwa, Zia Indians


/5 “Harrington, Gwyneth B., Papers, MS 24”

Volum: Few folders

Inclusive dates: Between 1934-1962

Description: Pima, Seri, and Tohono O’odham Indians, Arizona and Sonora, Mexico and Wind River Reservation (Arapaho, Shoshoni), Wyoming. 


/6 “Painter, Murial Thayer, Papers, MS 18”

Volume: Ca. 13 cubic feet

Inclusive dates: 1892-1975

Description: Mostly Tohono O’odham and Yaqui Indian Catholicism; each series comprised of 1 record center carton (1 cubic foot) unless noted otherwise.  

A. Sub-group 1: “Field Notes”

1. Series 1: Pascua Yaqui, Arizona, 1939-1971, undated; arranged by date

2. Series 2: Pascua Yaqui, Arizona, 1941-1947, undated, 8 card boxes; arranged by subject plus miscellaneous reading notes

3. Series 3: Papago (Tohono O’odham), 1947-1957, undated, Box 1, Folders 1-2, San Xavier, Arizona, calendar of ceremonies, undated

4. Series 4: Mexico and miscellaneous, 1953, undated

B. Sub-group 2: Manuscripts

1. Series 1: “Various Small Publications,” dates unknown

2. Series 2: “Yaqui Manuscript Research,” undated

3. Series 3-5: “With Good Heart,” 1962, undated; first, second, and final drafts

C. Sub-group 3: “Refugio Savales Papers” D. Sub-group 4: “Community and Professional Activities”

1. Series 1: Correspondence, dates unknown

2. Series 2: “Tucson Festival Society,” 1955-1957, undated

3. Series 3: “Pascua Yaqui Development Project,” 1949-1969, undated

4. Series 4: Other activities, 1961, undated; re: Yaqui ceremonialism


/7 “Spicer, Edward and Rosamond Papers, A-674 and MS 5”

Volume: Several folders  

Inclusive dates: Before 1744-1744, 1936-1996  


A. A-674: Notes on Pascua Yaqui, Arizona, 1936-1937, 3 folders (1 each); re: ceremonial calendars and societies, 1936-1937; Catholic prayers and rituals by Lucas Chaves transcribed in notebooks, 1937; ceremonial societies, 1937

B. MS 5: Correspondence (copies) of San Ignacio Mission, Torim, Mexico, to 1744; English translations

C. MS 5, Boxes 1-9: Yaqui Files (clippings, drawings, ephemera, and notes), “Social and Cultural Concerns with Holy Week ceremonies,” 1936-1996, several folders

D. MS 5, Box 4, Folder 60, “Pascua Yaqui Office of Economic Opportunity, E.H.S. Notes, 1966-1975, with “Pascua and Religious Discrimination,” 1966 and “How the Catholic Church took over Old and New Pascua,” 1972


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.