GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida. Motherhouse
241 St. George Street
P.O. Box 3506
St. Augustine, FL 32085
Email: See website
History: The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine self-identify with the postnominal initials, “S.S.J.” Eight Sisters of St. Joseph left LePuy, France, and founded St. Joseph Academy, St. Augustine, Florida, 1886, and attended to incarcerated Native Americans at Fort Marion, Florida.
Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine attended to and taught Chihuahua Apache Indians (including 12 children) incarcerated at Fort Marion, now known as Castillo San Marcos National Monument.
Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1886-1880s, dates unidentified
Volume: Scant amount
Description: Records about ministering to Apache Indians and teaching their children at Fort Marion.
/1 Chronicles (presumed)
Inclusive dated: 1886-1880s
Volume: Few entries
Description: Ministering to Apache Indians and teaching their children at Fort Marion by Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Joseph Academy, St. Augustine.
/2 Personnel files: Records of Sisters of St. Joseph who ministered to Apache Indians at Fort Marion, dates unknown:
A. Mother Alypius
B. Sister Jane Francis
C. Sister Mary Albert
D. Others (unidentified)
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.