GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
History San José. Research Library
Research Library at History Park History San José
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, California 95112
Alternate website: Online Archive of California
Hours: See website
Access: No restrictions
Copying Facilities: Yes
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1792-ca. 1900, undated
Volume: Approximately .1 cubic foot
Description: 5 collections include Native Catholic records:
/1 “Agreement between Santa Clara [de Asís] Mission and Traders”
Inclusive dates: 1860
Volume: 1 item
Description: Business agreement with traders R.B. Donovan, Augustus Johnson, J.W. Masser, and Isaac Sampson.
/2 “Index of Santa Clara [de Asís] Mission Cemetery Headstones”
Inclusive dates: Unknown
Volume: Unknown Description: Includes names, dates, and burial locations with many burials believed to be of Miwok and Ohlone Indians.
/3 “Letter of George H. Briggs to Robert Briggs, July 29, 1850”
Inclusive dates: 1850
Volume: 1 letter
Description: Trip from San Francisco to Santa Clara de Asís Mission, Santa Clara.
/4 “Photograph Collection”
Inclusive dates: 1849, ca. 1900, undated
Volume: 15 prints and postcards
Description: Santa Clara de Asís Mission, Santa Clara.
/5 “Spanish and Mexican Archives of the Pueblo of San José de Guadalupe”
Inclusive dates: 1792-1859
Volume: Approximately 10% within 1.1 cubic foot; also microfilm 2
Description: Includes relationships between San José Pueblo and Santa Clara de Asís Mission and concerns by the pueblo and mission about Ohlone Indians and others Native Americans; notable correspondents include Governor José Joaquín Arrillaga (1750-1814), Fray Narcisco Durán, O.F.M. [Franciscans] (1776-1846), Commissioner José María Estudillo (1772-1830), Fray Estevan Tapis (1754-1825), O.F.M., and Fray José Viader (1765-?), O.F.M.
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.