GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Colorado: CO-13

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Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: Between 1500-1990s

Volume: At least 0.1 cubic foot 

Description: 10 collections include Native Catholic records:

 

Oral History Collections:

/1 “American Indian Oral History Project at the University of Utah: the Duke Collection, Collections U 008”

Inclusive dates: Ca. 1966-1968

Volume: 3 transcripts

Description: Bound transcripts (copies), abstracts, and catalogue of interviews conducted at the Western Heritage Center, University of Utah; includes an interview of Rev. Emanuel Trockur, O.F.M., and interviews re: St. Anthony Mission (Zuni), Zuni, New Mexico, and St. Michael Mission (Navajo), St. Michaels, Arizona. 

 

/2 “Andrew Gulliford Oral History Collection, Collection U 018”

Inclusive dates: 1992

Volume: 1 audio cassette

Description: Interviews by Guilliford for his book, Sacred Objects and Sacred Places: Preserving Tribal Traditions; Interview 580, Pete George (Wenatchee), 1992, 1 audiocassette, re: experiences as a student at St. Mary School, Omak, Colville Reservation, Washington.    

 

/3 “Southwest Oral History Collection, Collection U 004”

Inclusive dates: 1991, and 1996 Volume: 2 audio recordings and 1 transcript 

Description: Audio cassettes, transcripts, and notes; includes: 

A. Interview 272: Alex Seowtewa (Zuni), 1991, 1 audio cassette; re: restoration and artwork by the Seowtewa family at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico

B. Interview 481: Teresa Sells Gorman, 1996, 1 audio cassette and 8-page transcript, re: Christianity and Native Americans, in part

 

Photography Collections:

/4 “Blackington Southwest Photographs Collection, Collection P 049” 

Inclusive dates: 1930s

Volume: 10 slides and negatives

Description: Lantern slides and glass-plate and nitrate negatives by photojournalist Alton Blackington; re: San Fernando/ Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Mission, Taos, New Mexico, and San Estevan del Rey Mission, Acoma, New Mexico.     

 

/5 “General Photograph Collection, Collection P 001”

Inclusive dates: 1946

Volume: At least 1 photograph

Description: Arranged by subject area; includes 1 image online of Catholic priests and Ute Indians by an unidentified church. 

 

/6 “Theodore Hetzel Photograph Collection, Collection P 003”

Inclusive dates: Between 1954-1989

Volume: Few photographs

Description: Director of the Indian Rights Association; arranged by location and includes missions, churches, cemeteries, and Native Americans.

 

/7 Southwest Postcards Collection, Collection M 195”

Inclusive dates: Between 1903-1999

Volume: Few postcards

Description: Includes black and white and color postcards of St. Augustine Mission, Isleta, New Mexico. 

 

Microfilm Collections:

/8 “Mexican Archives of New Mexico, Collection I 005”

Inclusive dates: 1821-1846

Volume: Few documents within 43 reels of microfilm

Description: Records of the Mexican Republic in New Mexico; includes Franciscan missions and Native Americans; finding aid available. 

 

/9 “Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Collection I 004”

Inclusive dates: 1621-1821

Volume: Few documents within 22 reels of microfilm

Description: Records of New Spain in New Mexico; includes Franciscan missions and Native Americans; finding aid available.  

 

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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