GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Colorado: CO-10

Denver Public Library. Western History and Genealogy Department
10 West Fourteenth Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: 720-865-1821
Email: See website (Contact)

 

Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions 

Copying facilities: Yes 

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1831-1986, undated  

Volume: Ca. 0.2 cubic foot 

Description: 10 collections include Native Catholic records:

 

Manuscript Collections:

/1 “Evans, Family Collection, WH1746” 

Inclusive dates: 1928?   

Volume: 1 folder  

Description: “A Christmas Pilgrimage in the Southwest” and notes by Anne Evans; re: Franciscan Indian missions in New Mexico  

 

/2 “Research Notes, Mss M590”

Inclusive dates: 1831-1930

Volume: 1 folder 

Description: Letters (50 leaves) by Archbishop J.B. Lamy to the Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse in New Mexico; transcripts with historical and biographical notes.   

 

Photography Collections:

/3 “Ernest Knee Collection, 94”

Inclusive dates: 1940-1950

Volume: 2 photographs

Description: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Church, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. 

 

/4 “Photographs of the Southwest, 64”

Inclusive dates: 1925-1926

Volume: 1 photograph

Description: St. Joseph/ San Jose Church, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico by Laura Gilpin. 

 

/5 “Nancy Wood Taos Pueblo Collection, 102”

Inclusive dates: 1985-1986

Volume: 10 photographs

Description: Taos Pueblo, New Mexico with Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Church and cemetery, abandoned mission, and Tiwa Indian festival.     

 

/6 Williams Henry Jackson/ Detroit Photographic Collection, 85”

Inclusive dates: 1880-1910

Volume: At least 40 prints

Description:

A. Arizona, San Xavier del Bac Mission, Tucson, 1 print

B. New Mexico missions, several prints:

1. Acoma Pueblo, San Estevan del Rey Mission

2. Ohkay Owingeh/ San Juan Pueblo, St. John the Baptist Mission

C. California missions, 33 prints:

1. Carmel, San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

2. Mission Hills, San Fernando Rey de España Mission

3. Pala, San Antonio de Pala Mission

4. San Diego, San Diego de Alcalá Mission

5. San Francisco, San Francisco de Asís Mission

6. San Gabriel, San Gabriel Arcángel Mission

7. San Juan Bautista, San Juan Bautista Mission

8. San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano Mission

9. San Luis Rey, San Luís Rey de Francia Mission

10. Santa Barbara, Santa Bárbara Mission

11. Solvang, Santa Inés Mission

 

/7 “Horace Swartley Poley Collection, 37 and 38”

Inclusive dates: 1899-1925, undated 

Volume: 66 prints 

Description: Franciscan Indian missions in New Mexico:

A. Acoma Pueblo, San Estevan del Rey Mission

B. Cochiti Pueblo, San Buenaventura Mission

C. Isleta Pueblo, San Augustín Mission

D. Jemez Pueblo, San Diego Mission

E. Nambe Pueblo, San Francisco Mission

F. Ohkay Owingeh/ San Juan Pueblo, St. John the Baptist Mission

G. Picuris Pueblo, San Lorenzo Mission

H. Pojoaque Pueblo, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission

I. San Felipe Pueblo, San Felipe Mission

J. San Ildefonso Pueblo, San Ildefonso Mission

K. Sandia Pueblo, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores y San Antonio Mission

L. Santa Ana Pueblo, Santa Ana Mission

M. Santa Clara Pueblo, Santa Clara Mission

N. Santa Cruz Pueblo, Santa Cruz de la Canada/ Holy Cross Mission

O. Santo Domingo Pueblo, Santo Domingo de Guzmán Mission

P. Taos Pueblo, Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Church

Q. Tesuque Pueblo, San Diego Mission

R. Tucamcari, San Jose de Tucamcari Mission

S. Zuni Pueblo, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission

 

/8 “Anne Evans Collection, Mss M241” 

Inclusive dates: 1925 

Volume: 16 prints 

Description: Franciscan Indian missions in New Mexico:

A. Acoma Pueblo, San Estevan del Rey Mission

B. Cochiti Pueblo, San Buenaventura Mission

C. Isleta Pueblo, San Augustín Mission

D. Laguna Pueblo, San Jose Church

E. Ohkay Owingeh/ San Juan Pueblo, St. John the Baptist Mission

F. San Felipe Pueblo, San Felipe Mission

G. San Ildefonso Pueblo, San Ildefonso Mission

H. Santa Ana Pueblo, Santa Ana Mission

I. Zia/ Sia, Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Mission

 

Online Digital Photography:

/9 “Nick Black Elk and Family, Catholic catechist, X-31818”

Inclusive dates: Undated (ca. 1890s-1910)

Volume: 1 print

Description: Studio portrait of Nicholas Black Elk, daughter Lucy Looks Twice, and wife Anna; Oglala Lakota Indians from Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Location unknown.

 

/10 “Joseph G. Masters Papers, Mss WH241, X-33354” 

Inclusive dates: 1936

Volume: 4 prints 

Description: Outdoor portraits of [Nicholas] Black Elk with son Benjamin Black Elk in 3 instances; wearing regalia. Oglala Lakota Indians from Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Location unknown; possibly Duhamel’s Black Hills Sioux Pageant, Rockerville, South Dakota.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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