GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
University of California-Riverside. Tomás Rivera Library. Special Collections
3401 Watkins Drive
Riverside, CA 92521
P.O. Box 5900
Riverside, CA 92517
Alternate website: Online Archive of California
Hours: See website
Access: No restrictions
Copying facilities: Yes
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: ca. 1887-1960, 1975-1978
Volume: Ca. .25 cubic foot
Description: 2 collections include Native Catholic records:
/1 The “Costo Collection”
Inclusive dates: ca. 1975-1978
Volume: Ca. .05 cubic foot
Description: Contains the papers of Rupert Costo (1906-1989) (Cahuilla) and Jeanette Dulce Costo (1906-2001) (Cherokee) and the records of the American Indian Historical Society (1964-1988). It includes correspondence, articles, clippings, and research notes, ca. 1975-1980; notable correspondents include Rev. Emmett Hoffman [formerly O.F.M. Cap. (Capuchins)], St. Labre School (Cheyenne), Ashland, Montana, 1975, and the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, 1978. See the microfilm inventory for further information: Primary Source Microfilm, Gale Group, 2002, 138 pages.
/2 “Peña Calac, Juliana, Papers”
Inclusive dates: 1887-1960
Volume: 0.2 foot
Description: Copies of papers at Marquette University Special Collections and Archives, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, regarding the Cupeño Indians of Pala, California, with family life, education at Catholic and government schools, and relations with the community, and the U.S. Armed Forces being the principal subjects. Rev. Florian B. Hahn, C.Pp.S. [Society of the Precious Blood], Superintendent of St. Boniface School, Banning, California, was a notable correspondent.
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.