GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Arizona: AZ-48

Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. United States Province
3820 North Sabino Canyon Road
Tucson, AZ 85750

Phone: 520-886-4273
Email: sistersoftheimmaculateheartofmary.com

 

History: Founded in Spain, 1848, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “I.H.M.” They made their first U.S. foundation in Los Angeles, California, 1871, and founded the United States Province, 1919. Based at San Solano Missions, Topawa, the Sisters staffed the following Catholic schools with Native American students in the Diocese of Tucson (Archives: Tucson, Arizona).

1919-1930

Santa Cruz School (Maricopa, Pima, Tohono O’odham), Tucson; included a few Native American students

1930-1939 (transferred to Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange) (Orange, California)

St. Anthony School (Tohono O’odham), Topawa, Tohono O’odham Reservation

1930-1939 (transferred to Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange)

St. Joseph School (Tohono O’odham), San Miguel, Tohono O’odham Reservation

1930-1939 (transferred to Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange)

Our Lady of Guadalupe School (Tohono O’odham), Cowlic, Tohono O’odham Reservation

1930-1939 (closed)

Our Lady of Lourdes School (Tohono O’odham), Little Tucson, Tohono O’odham Reservation

1930-1939 (transferred to Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity) (Manitowoc, Wisconsin)

St. Joseph School (Tohono O’odham), Pisinemo, Tohono O’odham Reservation

1932-1936 (transferred to Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange)

St. Aloysius School (Tohono O’odham), Big Fields, Tohono O’odham Reservation

1932-1936 (closed)

Gue Va School (Tohono O’odham), Gue Va, Tohono O’odham Reservation

1932-1939 (transferred to Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity)

Sacred Heart School (Tohono O’odham), Covered Wells, Tohono O’odham Reservation

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Unknown.

 

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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