GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
University of California-Irvine. Langson Library. Special Collections and Archives
P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557
Alternative website: Online Archive of California
Hours: See website
Access: No restrictions
Copying Facilities: Yes
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1824-1994
Volume: Ca. 2 cubic feet
Description: 7 collections include Native Catholic records.
/1 “Edward W. Cochems Photographs, SD-R16”
Inclusive dates: Ca. 1919-ca. 1949
Volume: 10 folders
Description: 88 prints and negatives by Cochems (1874-1949) of San Antonio de Pala, San Juan Capistrano, San Gabriel Arcángel, San Luis Rey de Francia, Santa Barbara, and Santa Ysabel Missions in California.
/2 “Don Meadows Papers, MS-R001”
Inclusive dates: 1824-1994, bulk ca. 1850-ca. 1950
Volume: Ca. 63 folders
Description: Mostly printed ephemera, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and research notes, re: La Purísima Concepción de Maria Santisima, San Diego de Alcalá, San Fernando Rey de España, San Gabriel Arcángel, San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Rey de Francia, Santa Barbara, Santa Inés, and Santa Ysabel Missions in California and Baja California, Mexico; notable correspondents include Monsignor Francis Weber, 1966 and Bernard Fontana, 1986.
/3 “McPherson Postcard Collection, MS-R07”
Inclusive dates: Ca. 1907-ca. 1962
Volume: 56 folders
Description: Postcards, some inscribed, including most Franciscan Native American missions in California, and San Xavier del Bac Mission, Tucson, Arizona.
/4 “Richard Egan Manuscript Maps of Orange County, MS-R72” [Richard Egan (1842-1923)]
Inclusive dates: Ca. 1878-1879
Volume: 1 map
Description: Plat map (42 x 42 cm.) of San Juan Capistrano Mission, San Juan Capistrano, California.
/5 “California vacation albums, MS-R67”
Inclusive dates: 1900-1924
Volume: 22 pages of photographs and 1 tintype
Description: Albums of photographic prints, postcards, and tintypes with several of California missions.
/6 “Tubbs Family Photographs, MS-R53”
Inclusive dates: 1882-1904
Volume: 3 folders
Description: Photographs of San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Rey de Francia, and Santa Barbara Missions in California.
/7 “Edna W. Phelps Collection, MS-R43”
Inclusive dates: 1926
Volume: 1 photograph
Description: San Juan Capistrano Mission, San Juan Capistrano, 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.