GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Italy: IT-6

Jesuits. Generalate
Society of Jesus
C.P. 6139 00195
Borgio S. Spirito 4
00193 Roma, Italia

 

History: St. Ignatius of Loyola founded the Jesuits (a.k.a. Society of Jesus) in France, 1534. Under duress from European powers, Pope Clement XIV suppressed the Jesuits, 1773, and Pope Pius VII restored them, 1814. The Jesuits have administered the following provinces that have had Native American missions and parishes in the present-day United States.  For more information, see the guide entries on the archival holdings pertaining to the provinces.

1611-1773

Lyon Province (Archives: Vanves, France): Alabama, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Wisconsin

1623-1773

British/ English Province (Archives: London, United Kingdom; archives bulk: Washington, D.C.): Maryland, Pennsylvania

1691-1767

Neuva España Province (Archives: Mexico City, Mexico, and Phoenix, Arizona): Arizona, New Mexico

1814-1944

United States Mission and Maryland-New York Province (Archives: Washington, D.C.): Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont

1884-1909

German Province (Archives: Munich, Germany; bulk archives: St. Louis, Missouri): South Dakota, Wyoming

1880-1890

Mexican Province (Archives: Mexico City, Mexico): Texas

1880s-1909

California Mission of Turin, Italy, Province (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri): Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

1890s-1910s

Upper Canada/ Canadian Province (Archives: Montreal, Canada): Alaska

1936-1993

Missouri Mission of Maryland Province and Missouri Province with Rocky Mountain Mission (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri): Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming

1970s-2000s

New York Province (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri): New York

1890s-1910s

Upper Canada/ Canadian Province (Archives: Montreal, Canada): Alaska

1909-1970, bulk 1909-1911

California Province (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri): Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming

1932-2014

Oregon Province (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri): Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

1947-1955

Chicago Province (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri): Michigan

1955-2014

Detroit Province (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri): Michigan

1955-2016

Wisconsin Province (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri): Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: Unknown. However, the holdings include correspondence and annual reports between Jesuit missionaries and the superior generals arranged by province, copies of which are held by a few U.S. repositories.

 

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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