GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Louisiana: LA-22

Ursulines of New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana)
2734 Nashville Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: 504-891-3665

 

History: The Ursulines of the Roman Union made their foundation in New Orleans, 1727, and self-identify with the post-nominal initials, "O.S.U." Sister Mary Turpin, O.S.U. (mixed-race Illinois, 1709-1761), became the first native-born professed religious in the present-day United States. Today, the historic Ursuline Convent houses the Archdiocese of New Orleans Archives.

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 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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