GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
University of Arizona Libraries. Institutional Repository. Documentary Relations of the Southwest
1510 East University Boulevard
P.O. Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721
Email (Questions): ASM-OER@email.arizona.edu
Access: See website
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1520-1820
Volume: Ca. 30 cubic feet with online guide
Description: The Documentary Relations of the Southwest is a guide to research comprised of item-level descriptions and copies of correspondence, diaries and journals, financial records, reports, and sacramental and burial records by Jesuits, Franciscans, and others within 1,500 reels of microfilm, re: Catholic evangelization of the Native Americans with the exploration and settlement of the northern borderlands of New Spain, now Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Northern Mexico. The DRSW Master Index and Biofile (biographical list of documented residents) are online searchable listings, which describes records from 31 repositories in Europe and the Americas, e.g. Franciscans Generalate Archives, Rome, Italy; Franciscans Santa Barbara Province Archives, Santa Barbara, California; Jesuits México Province Archives, Mexico City, Mexico; Jesuits Generalate Archives, Rome, Italy; Provincias Internas of the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico City, Mexico; Archivo de Parral, Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico; Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, New Mexico State Record Center and Archives, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois; Pius XII Memorial Library, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri; University of Arizona Special Collections, Tucson, Arizona; Bancroft Library, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California; Bexar Archives (to 1790) and Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas-Austin, Austin, Texas.
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.