GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Generalate
Krankenschwestern vom Regulierten Dritten Orden des hl. Franziskus
St. Mauritz-Freiheit 44
48145 Münster, Deutschland
History: The Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis were founded in Germany, 1844, and self-identify with the post-nominal initials, "O.S.F.". They made their first U.S. foundation, 1875, which became its American Province (Springfield, Illinois) that has administered healthcare ministries among Native Americans in the Gallup Diocese of Arizona and New Mexico (e.g. Navajo), 1949-present.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: Unknown.
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.