Volume 3: Western United States
Arizona: AZ-53

Tumacácori National Historical Park
1891 East Frontage Road
P.O. Box 67
Tumacacori, AZ 85640

Phone: 520-377-5060


Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions


History: In tandem with other nearby missions, Jesuits and Franciscans at Los Santos Ángeles Mission and San José Mission, Tumacacori, Arizona, evangelized Native Americans (e.g. Pima, Tohono O’odham) in the northern borderlands of New Spain.

1689-1751, 1753-1767 (Jesuits expelled)

Jesuits (Neuva España Province) at Los Santos Ángeles Mission established and attended to San José de Tumacácori/ San Cayetano de Tumacácori Mission (Pima, Tohono O’odham)

1691-before 1767 (closed; Jesuits expelled)

Jesuits at Los Santos Ángeles established and attended to Los Santos Reyues de Sonoita/ San José de Sonoita Mission (Pima, Tohono O’odham)

1756-1767 (Jesuits expelled)

Jesuits established and attended to San Cayetano de Calabazas Mission (Apache, Opata, Pima, Seri, Tohono O’odham, Yaqui, Yuma), Calabasas/ Calabazas/ Toacuquita

1768-1841? (closed)

Franciscans (Santa Cruz College) (Archives: Puebla, Mexico) administered Santos Ángeles de Guevavi Mission


Franciscans at Santos Ángeles attended to San José de Tumacácori

1775?-1848 (closed)

Franciscans administered San José de Tumacácori Mission


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:  

Inclusive dates: 1684-1828, 1891-2000

Volume: Ca. 7 volumes

Description: 2 series include Native Catholic records:


/1 Mission 2000 searchable database

Inclusive dates: 1684-1828

Volume: Equivalent of ca. 6 volumes (as of February 1, 2005)

Description: An online database derived from the sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, burials) of Apache, Opata, Seri, Tohono O’odham, Yaqui, and Yuma Indians plus others at nearby missions:

A. Present-day Arizona:

1. Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi Mission, Guevavi, Arizona

2. San José de Tumacácori Mission, Tumacácori, Arizona

3. Santa Gertrudis Chapel of the Tubac Presidio, Arizona

B. Present-day Sonora:

1. Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Arizpe Mission, Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico

2. Santa Theresa de Átil Mission, Átil, Sonora, Mexico

3. Santa María del Pópulo de Bísanig Mission, Bísanig, Sonora, Mexico

4. La Purísma Concepción de Nuestra Señora de Caborca Mission, Caborca, Sonora, Mexico

5. San Ildefonso de Cieneguilla Mission, Cieneguilla, Sonora, Mexico

6. Nuestra Señora del Pilar y Santiago de Cocóspera Mission, Cocóspera, Sonora, Mexico

C. Record sources: Diocese of Tucson Archives, Tucson, Arizona; University of California-Berkeley, Bancroft Library, Berkeley, California; and other institutions with original archival records


/2 Photographs Inclusive dates: 1891-2000

Volume: 1 album

Description: Prints (copies) of the ruins and restoration of San José de Tumacácori and Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi Missions. 


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.