GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Louisiana: LA-24

Catholic Church. Diocese of Shreveport. Chancellor’s Office
3500 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71104

Phone: 318-868-4441
Email: chancellorsoffice@dioshpt.org

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: The Diocese of Shreveport was erected for northern Louisiana from the split of the Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport, 1986. Within the Shreveport Diocese, Shreveport and its predecessors have administered the following parishes serving Native Americans:

1717-1773 (Shreveport, 1986-present)

San Miguel Chapel (Mestizos, Apache), Los Adayes Presidio [Spanish fort], Natchitoches

1881-present (Shreveport, 1986-present)

St. Joseph Church (Choctaw-Apache), Sabine Parish, Zwolle

1935-present (Shreveport, 1986-present)

St. Ann Mission/ Church (Choctaw-Apache), Sabine Parish, Noble/ Ebarb

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1880s-ongoing

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: 3 series with records.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: By 1900-ongoing

Volume: At least 2 folders

Description: Comprised of Correspondence, notes, clippings, and photographs:

A. Ebarb/ Noble, St. Ann Mission/ Church, 1935-ongoing

B. Zwolle, St. Joseph Church, by 1880s-ongoing

 

/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1880s-1925

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, burials):

A. Ebarb/ Noble, St. Ann Mission/ Church, 1935-ongoing

B. Zwolle, St. Joseph Church, by 1880s-ongoing

 

/3 Diocesan Magazine

Inclusive dates: Before 2012-ongoing

Volume: Occasional articles

Description: The Catholic Connection has been archived online, 2012-ongoing.

 

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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