Volume 3: Western United States
Colorado: CO-3

University of Colorado, Boulder. Norlin Library. Special Collections, Archives and Preservation
1720 Pleasant Street Reading Room M350B
Boulder, CO 80309

Phone: 303-492-7242
Alternative website: Rocky Mountain Online Archive  

Hours: See website

Access: Some restrictions apply 

Copying facilities: Yes 


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1860-1961, undated 

Volume: Ca. 1.3 cubic feet 

Description: 2 collections include Native Catholic records:


/1 “Omer Stewart Archive” 

Inclusive dates: 1860-1960

Volume: Ca. 1.0 cubic foot

Description: Papers of anthropologist Omer Stewart (1908-1991), which includes:

A. Accession 1, Series 2, Southern Colorado Records Collection

1. Baptismal Records (copies), 1861-1960, 1 box

a. Sacred Heart Church (Mestizos, Ute), Durango, Colorado, 1881-1960, 11 volumes

b. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission (Mestizos, Navajo, Ute), Conejos, Colorado, 1861-1871, 2 volumes

2. Other vital records (copies), 1860-1901, 1920-1960, 1 box

a. Marriage Records, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Conejos, Colorado, 1860-1901, 2 volumes

b. Burial Records, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Conejos, Colorado, 1860-1867, 1 volume

c. Confirmation Records, Sacred Heart Church, Durango, Colorado, 1920-1960, 1 volume

B. Accession 2, Series 5, Tri-Ethnic Project Files (TEP), Annuity-Baptismal Records (copies), 1860-1929, 1 box:

1. Baptismal records

a. Conejos, Colorado, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, 1860-1889, 1 folder

b. Durango, Colorado, Sacred Heart Church, 1881-1929, 1 folder

2. Baptismal-Census Records (copies), 1860-1960, 1 box


/2 “M. James Slack Collection”

Inclusive dates: 1934, 1961, undated

Volume: Approximately .3 cubic foot

Description: Drawings, articles, and photographs by Slack as a federal Works Progress Administration employee of the Historical American Buildings Survey of Spanish missions and forts in Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah:

A. San Xavier del Bac Mission (Tohono O’odham), Tucson, Arizona, 1961, undated (1934?), 8 folders

B. Folders 9-12, San Esteban Church (Acoma), Acoma, Arizona, 1934, 3 folders


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.


Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette Archives