GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Society of the Divine Word. United States Province. Robert M. Myers Archives
1985 Waukegan Road
Techny (Northbrook), IL 60082
Hours: See website; by appointment only
Access: Some restrictions apply
Copying facilities: Yes
History: Founded in the Netherlands, 1875, the Society of the Divine Word missionaries self-identify with the post-nominal initials, S.V.D.” They established their U.S. province, 1897, which later divided into four provinces. The western province was established, 1965, and the eastern and southern provinces combined, 1985.
Rev. James Wendel, S.V.D., of the Southern Province and pastor of St. Joseph Church, Meridian, Mississippi, served Choctaw Indian mission stations in Hayes, Lake, and Newton and Scott counties
Society of the Divine Word served St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church (Kumiai), Lakeside, California
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1915-1920
Volume: 1 folder
Description: Rev. James Wendel, S.V.D., file; correspondence to/from Monsignor William H. Ketcham, Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (copies from Marquette University) and obituary
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.