GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Indiana: IN-13

Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana. Archives
P.O. Box 100
Oldenburg, IN 47036-0100

Phone: 812-934-2475, Extension 487
Email: archives@oldenburgosf.org

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: Mother Theresa (Genevieve) Hackelmeier (1827-1860) of Vienna, Austria, founded the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, 1851. The sisters have taught Native Americans at the following schools:

1935-present

St. Francis Xavier School (Crow), St. Xavier, Crow Reservation, Montana

1935-present

St. Charles School (Crow), Pryor, Crow Reservation, Montana

1990s-present

Unidentified school (Navajo), Navajo Reservation, Arizona and New Mexico

Unknown-present

Prayer Lodge House of Discernment (Crow), Crow Reservation, Montana

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1935-ongoing

Volume: At least 2 cubic feet

Description: 4 series with records.

 

/1 School Files

Inclusive dates: 1930s-ongoing

Volume: At least .5 cubic foot

Description: Within series "602 MO-Montana Indian Mission Schools" and series AZ-Arizona-New Mexico Indian Mission Schools” (presumed):

A. Correspondence, 1935-ongoing; over 300 letters (presumed)

1. St. Francis Xavier School, between Mother Clarissa, O.S.F. and Sister Mary Odo, O.S.F., 1935-1938, 1940, at least 152 letters

2. St. Charles School, Montana, description and volume unknown, 1930s-ongoing

3. Navajo School, Arizona-New Mexico, description and volume unknown, 1990s-ongoing

B. School enrollment records; annual reports

1. St. Francis Xavier School, Montana, 1935-ongoing, 1 folder

2. St. Charles School, Montana, 1935-ongoing, 1 folder

3. Navajo School, Arizona-New Mexico, 1990s-ongoing, 1 folder

C. Photographs, 1930s-1970s, at least 700 prints [1980s: 356 prints]

1. St. Francis Xavier School, Montana, 1935-ongoing, 1 folder

2. St. Charles School, Montana, 1935-ongoing, 1 folder

3. Navajo School, Arizona-New Mexico, 1990s-ongoing, 1 folder

D. Publications and clippings regarding Native Americans and related activities at the missions and schools in Montana, 1930s-ongoing, at least .1 cubic foot, and Arizona-New Mexico, 1990s-ongoing, at least .1 cubic foot.

 

/2 Major Superiors' Correspondence Files 

Inclusive dates: 1935-ongoing

Volume: More than .1 cubic foot

Description: Major correspondents include the major superiors, sisters, and priests at the missions and schools in Montana, 1935-ongoing, and Arizona-New Mexico, 1990s-ongoing.

 

/3 Community Publications 

Inclusive dates: 1935-ongoing

Volume: More than .1 cubic foot

Description: Publications arranged alphabetically by title, which contain occasional articles on activities at the missions and schools in Montana, 1935-ongoing, and Arizona-New Mexico, 1990s-ongoing.

 

/4 Financial Reports

Inclusive dates: 1935-ongoing

Volume: More than .1 cubic foot 

Description: Annual financial reports of the schools in Montana, 1935-ongoing, and Arizona-New Mexico, 1990s-ongoing.

 

/5 Prayer Lodge House of Discernment: Records 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.

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