Volume 3: Western United States
California: CA-117

Stanford University. Green Library. Special Collections and University Archives
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone: 650-725-1022
Alternate website: Online Archive of California


Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions

Copying Facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1769-1993

Volume: Ca. 1 cubic foot

Description: 5 collections include Native Catholic records:


/1 “Mary Sheldon Barnes Pacific Slope Collection, Special Collections M0067”

Inclusive dates: 1769-1898

Volume: 13 folders

Description: Papers of Stanford University professor Mary Sheldon Barnes (1850-1898); re: mostly teaching notes on coastal California, including Franciscan missions:

A. List of missions of upper California with annotations by Nellie McCaughan, 1 folder; typescript

B. “The early settlement of California, including descriptions of many of the different kinds of settlements outside of the missions made before 1850 and a complete list of the mining towns founded immediately after the gold discover” by George H. Hazzard, 1 folder; handwritten

C. List of explorations in California to 1848 by Delos Magee, 1 folder; handwritten

D. “Spanish and Mexican land grants” by W.E. Stuart, 1 folder; handwritten

E. “Settlements in Oregon Country to 1850,” by J. Foster Hidden, 1 folder

F. “The present condition of the California Missions” by Rose Patterson, 1894, 1 folder; handwritten

G. Letters by Dr. Samuel J. Parker, 1896-1898, 1 folder; re: his manuscript on missions in Oregon; handwritten

H. Bibliography of missions in Alaska, by Lucy Allabach, 1 folder; handwritten

I. The Rediscovery of Monterey and the founding of San Carlos [Borromeo] Mission from "The Historical Relation of the Life and Apostolic Labors 2 of the Venerable Father Fray Junipero Serra . . ." by Fray L.F.F. Palou, O.F.M., 1897, translated by Elinor A. Smith, 1 folder; typescript

J. The Rediscovery of Monterey and the Founding of San Carlos [Borromeo] Mission, translated from Vol. ii of "Information Concerning New California" written by Rev. Father F. F. Palou, by Elinor A. Smith, 1897, 1 folder; typescript

K. U.S. Government Report by William Carey Jones, 1849, 1 folder; re: California land titles; partial copy, typescript

L. Maps of San Mateo County with Indian Trails by McClellan and Pedro Evancio (Olone Indian, Dolores Mission), 1895, 1 folder (2 maps); hand-drawn

M. Map Tracings with Manuscript Map by Pedro Evancio (Olone Indian, Dolores Mission), 1 folder


/2 “California and Western Manuscript Collection, Special Collections M119”

Inclusive dates: ca. 1760-1973

Volume: Ca. .1 cubic foot

Description: Materials within 4 series:

A. Scrapbooks in Reed B. Cherington Collection, n.d., 6 volumes; includes pictures, photographs, and postcards; re: Franciscan missions in California

B. Report on conditions in the diocese of the Bishop of Durango (New Galicia), 1760-1763; typescript

C. “California mission days and California missions in "Warner," 1933; notebook

D. Inventory of San Antonio de Padua Mission, California by Mariano Soberanes, 1846; Spanish; verified by Fray Doroteo Ambris, O.F.M., last resident Franciscan


/3 “Edward Otho Cresap Ord Letters, Special Collections M210”

Inclusive dates: 1854-1885

Volume: 5 letters

Description: Correspondence of Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818-1883), re: Yakima mission (Yakama), Washington, Fort Walla Walla missionaries, Washington, Coeur d’Alene mission (Coeur d’Alene), Idaho, and San Antonio missions, Texas


/4 “Pacific Slope Manuscripts, Special Collections M0153”

Inclusive dates: 1832-1953

Volume: 21 folders

Description: Lectures and writings of Reed B. Cherington, re: Franciscan missions in California:

A. "Commandante Rivera;" typescript

B. "Founding the Missions;" typed lecture notes

C. "How the Pueblo Church Obtained Its Bell;" typescript

D. "In a Mission Garden;" printed poem by Clarence Urmy

E. "Mission Life;" typed notes

F. "Mission of the Holy Cross;" printed poem

G. "Regulations for mission;" typescript

H. "The Decline of the Missions;" typed notes

I. "The Present Condition of the Missions, 1925" typescript

J. "Who's Who in California Mission History;" notebook

K. “Life of Father Junipero Serra;” by Fray Francis Palou, O.F.M. [Franciscans]; handwritten notes

L. “The Founder of the California Missions, the 200th Anniversary of his Birth;" typescript

M. California missions; note cards

N. Lecture notes; handwritten

O. List of mission names and related subjects

P. Map of Monterey County, showing ranches, etc.

Q. Miscellaneous notes

R. Mission lecture series; clippings

S. Notes in volume

T. Program for Mission Play

U. The story of Missions with notes


/5 “Harry C. Peterson Papers, Special Collections M0649”

Inclusive dates: Unknown

Volume: 1 photograph

Description: San Jose Mission, Fremont, California.


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.