GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Capuchins. Our Lady of Angels Province
1345 Cortez Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
Hours: By appointment only
Access: Some restrictions apply
Copying Facilities: Yes
History: The Capuchins, a Franciscan branch founded, 1520, self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “O.F.M. Cap.” Our Lady of Angels Province succeeded the Irish Province in California.
Capuchins (Irish Province) (Archives: Dublin, Ireland) administered St. Mary of the Angels Church, Ukiah, California, from which Capuchins attended to Pomo Indians in Mendocino County
Capuchins (Our Lady of Angels Province) administered Santa Inés Mission (Chumash), Solvang, Santa Barbara County
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1913-1949
Volume: Ca. .3 cubic foot
Description: The Capuchin records were not arranged according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 2006. Consequently, the description is by record type.
/1 Correspondence and Reports
Inclusive dates: 1913-1937
Volume: Ca. 75 items
Description: Re: evangelization and financial support; notable correspondents: Rev. (later Archbishop) John Joseph Cantwell (St. Mary’s Cathedral), Indian Agent C.E. Kelsey, Rev. Adrian Sharkey, O.F.M. Cap., and Rev. Charles Whalen, O.F.M. Cap.; includes photocopies of originals letters from Santa Inés Mission, 1913-1918.
/2 Mission Records
Inclusive dates: 1916-1949
Volume: 1 volume and 1 item
A. “Pomo Indian Religion” [essay] 1930?, 1 item
B. Sick Call Book, 1916-1949, 1 volume
/3 Personnel Records
Inclusive dates: Unknown
Volume: Few folders
Description: Includes Rev. Adrian Sharkey, O.F.M. Cap., and Rev. Charles Whalen, O.F.M. Cap.
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.