GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Arizona: AZ-8

Museum of Northern Arizona
Harold S. Colton Memorial Library
3101 North Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Phone: 928-774-5213
Email: info@musnaz.org
Archives Phone: See website
Archives Email: See website
Alternate website: Arizona Archives Online

 

Hours (Library & Archives): See website

Access (Library & Archives): See website

Copying facilities: Yes  

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1868-1974

Volume: Ca. 12 cubic feet 

Description: 4 collections (2 manuscript collections and 2 photography collections) include Native Catholic records: 

 

Manuscript Collections:

/1 “Father Berard Haile Papers, MS 63, MS 112, and MS 171“

Inclusive dates: 1900-1960s 

Volume: 50 items 

Description: Correspondence, reports, photographs, ethnographic notes and writings, and drawings (copies) by Rev. Berard Haile (1874-1961), O.F.M. [Franciscans], a missionary, linguist, and ethnologist at St. Michael’s Mission, St. Michaels, Navajo Reservation, Arizona, re: Navajo Indians; drawings from the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico and the University of Arizona Library, Special Collections Department, Tucson, Arizona.  

 

/2 “Father Emanuel Trockur Collection, MS 244” 

Inclusive dates: 1868-1974

Volume: Approximately 8 cubic feet unprocessed

Description: Papers of Rev. Emanuel Trockur (1890-1977), O.F.M., St. Michael’s Mission, Arizona; re: Navajo Indians and Franciscans.  

 

Photography Collections:

/3 “J.W. Hildebrand Collection, MS 168”

Inclusive dates: 1900s

Volume: Includes 27 photographs 

Description: By Brother Simeon Schwemberger, O.F.M., St. Michael’s Mission, Arizona; re: Navajo Indians.      

 

/4 “St. Michael’s [Mission] Photograph Collection, MS 119”

Inclusive dates: 1900-1910

Volume: Over 3,600 photographic prints

Description: By Brother Simeon Schwemberger, O.F.M., St. Michael’s Mission, Arizona; re: Navajo Indians, Navajo Reservation, Franciscans, St. Michael’s Mission, and pueblo Indian ruins. 

 

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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