GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Germany: DE2-3

Jesuits. German Province. Archives
Archiv der Zentraleuropäischen Provinz der Jesuiten
Kaulbachstraβe 31a
D-80539 München, Deutschland

Phone: 49-89-2386-2210
Email: archiv.ger@jesuiten.org

 

Hours: By appointment only

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: In 1921, the Jesuit German Province divided into the Northern and Southern German Provinces with the Northern Province Archives retaining the records of the former German Province. Because they had been ejected from Germany, 1872, the Jesuits had relocated first to Buffalo, New York, and then the Netherlands. While based in Buffalo, the Buffalo Mission (Buffalo, New York) of the German Province administered the following missions among Native Americans in the United States:

1884-1907 (transferred to Turin Province, Turin, Italy)

St. Stephen’s Mission and School (Arapaho, Shoshoni), Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

1886-1907 (transferred to Turin Province, Turin, Italy)

St. Francis Mission and School (Brulé Lakota), Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

1888-1907 (transferred to Turin Province, Turin, Italy)

Holy Rosary Mission and School (Oglala Lakota), Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: See website: online inventory.

 

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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