GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Florida: FL-19

Catholic Church. Diocese of Venice. Archives
Diocesan Center
1000 Pinebrook Road
Venice, FL 34285

Phone: 941-484-9543
Email: See website

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: The Diocese of Venice was erected in 1984 from territory in the Archdiocese of Miami, the Diocese of Orlando, and the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Venice has supported the following evangelization among Native Americans:

1980s-present (Venice, 1984-present)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (Maya), Immokalee

1980s-present (Venice, 1984-present)

St. Joseph the Worker Church (Seminole), Moore Haven

1980s-present (Venice, 1984-present)

St. Leo Church (Maya), Bonita Springs

 

Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1980s-ongoing

Volume: Few records

Description: Included in at least 2 series.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: 1980s-ongoing

Volume: Few records

Description: Correspondence, clippings, notes, and photographs relative to:

A. Bonita Springs, St. Leo Church, 1980s-ongoing, few records

B. Immokalee, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1980s-ongoing, few records

C. Moore Haven, St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1980s-ongoing, few records

 

/2 Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials): Contact the parishes.

 

/3 Diocesan newspaper

Inclusive dates: 1984-ongoing

Volume: Occasional articles

Description: Established in 1939 for the dioceses of south Florida, the Florida Catholic has served the Diocese of Venice since 1984 with either a monthly or bimonthly diocesan edition. Past issues available online via the Florida Digital Library.

 

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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