GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Italy: IT-11

Ursulines. Generalate
Orsoline Unione Romana
Via Nomentana 236
00162 Roma, Italia

 

History: The Ursulines were founded in Italy, 1535, and self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “O.S.U.” They made their first foundation in the present-day United States in New Orleans, 1727. The Ursulines of the Roman Union, which were established 1900, and have administered the following provinces and Motherhouses, through which they have staffed schools and parishes serving Native Americans in the present-day United States. For more information, see the guide entries on the province and motherhouse archives.

1727-1761

Ursulines of New Orleans (Archives: New Orleans, Louisiana): Louisiana

1853-1972

Central Province (Archives: Crystal City, Missouri): Michigan

1884-present

Western Province (Archives: Santa Rosa, California): Alaska, Montana, South Dakota

1893-1890s

Québec Motherhouse (Archives: Quebec City, Quebec): Montana

1893-1890s

Trois-Rivières Motherhouse (Archives: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec): Montana

Independent Ursuline houses not affiliated with the Roman Union have administered the following Motherhouses, through which they have staffed schools and parishes serving Native Americans in the present-day United States. For more information, see the guide entries on the province and motherhouse archives.

1884-present

Ursulines of Toledo (Archives: Toledo, Ohio): Alaska, Montana, Ohio

1919-1990s

Ursulines Congregation of Paris, Mount St. Joseph Province (Archives: Maple Mount, Kentucky): New Mexico

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: 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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