Volume 3: Western United States
California: CA-23

Dominican Sisters of San José. Congregation of the Queen of the Holy Rosary. Archives
Mission San José District
43326 Mission Boulevard
P.O. Box 3908
Fremont, CA 94539

Phone: 510-657-2468


Hours: See website

Access: Some restrictions apply

Copying Facilities: Yes


History: Established in 1876, the Dominican Sisters of San José have self-identified with the post-nominal initials, “O.P.” and taught at the following Native American (Pomo) missions and schools in Mendocino County, California:

1903-1969 (transferred to Oakland Diocese)

St. Dominic Mission, Pinoleville Rancheria

1903-1969 (transferred to Oakland Diocese)

St. Francis Chapel, Hopland Rancheria

1903-1969 (transferred to Oakland Diocese)

St. Joseph Mission, Guiderville Rancheria

1903-1969 (transferred to Oakland Diocese)

St. Patrick Mission, Yokayo Rancheria

1953-1992 (transferred to Oakland Diocese)

St. Mary of the Angels School, Ukiah; Native American, in part


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1908-1945, undated

Volume: Ca. .5 cubic foot

Description: The records of the Dominican Sisters of San José 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

Inclusive dates: 1928-1947

Volume: 1 folder

Description: Re: Funding and evangelization activities; notable correspondents include John A. Lally, Archdiocese of San Francisco; Rev. John B. Tennelly, S.S., Director, Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, Washington, D.C. (Archives: Milwaukee, Wisconsin); Sister Aloysia Carroll, O.P.; and Sister M. Rufina [Mary] Dorin, O.P.


/2 Photographs

Inclusive dates: 1903-1961, undated

Volume: 3 volumes [albums] and 1 folder (ca. 100 prints)

Description: Pomo Indians, Dominican Sisters, and missions; some color prints.


/3 Sunday School Records

Inclusive dates: 1908-1945, undated

Volume: 7 volumes and 1 folder


A. Enrollment and sacramental records, 1923-1945, undated, 4 volumes

B. Historical and biographical narratives, 1908-1934, 2 volumes and 1 folder; includes Chief Dacomohow [“Kinghawk”] (Pomo)

C. Journal, 1929-1933, 1 volume


/4 Financial Records

Inclusive dates: 1929-1944

Volume: 1 volume

Description: Account book.


/5 Personnel Records

Inclusive dates: unknown

Volume: 12 folders

Description: 1 folder per sister including Sister Aloysia Carroll, O.P., Sister Elizabeth Küppers, O.P., Sister M. Rufina [Mary] Dorin, O.P., and Sister Mary Hyronima, (Pomo) O.P.


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.