Volume 1: Eastern United States
Florida: FL-15

Catholic Church. Diocese of St. Augustine. Archives 
34 Aviles Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
P.O. Box 3506
St. Augustine FL 32085

Phone: 904-823-8707


History: The Vicariate Apostolate of Florida was erected, 1857; it was succeeded by the Diocese of St. Augustine, 1870; and it lost territory as more in-state dioceses were erected, 1958-1975. St. Augustine and its predecessors evangelized Native Americans as follows:

1549-1763 (destroyed by English Carolinians with Native allies) Spanish missionaries evangelized Native American peoples (e.g. Apalachee, Timucua) in La Florida, which encompassed present-day Florida and Georgia
1886-1880s Sisters of St. Joseph at St. Joseph Academy (now St. Joseph High School), St. Augustine, attended to Chihuahua Apache Indians incarcerated at Fort Marion (now Castillo San Marcos National Monument)


Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1594-1967

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: 3 series may contain records.


/1 Bishops Papers

Inclusive dates: 1857-1967

Volume: Scant amount

Description: May include occasional correspondence relative to Mestizo (Native-Spanish mixed-race) Catholics, 1857-1967, and Apache Indian at Fort Marion, 1886-1880s.


/2 Sacramental Records

Inclusive dates: 1594-1881

Description: Records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American and Mestizo parishioners of St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica.


/3 File pertaining to Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Academy

Inclusive dates: 1886-1880s

Description: Ministering to Apache Indians at Fort Marion and teaching their children.


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.