GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Central Michigan University. Clarke Historical Library
250 East Preston Road
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Open: See website
Access: No restrictions
Copying facilities: Yes
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1701-1918
Volume: .2 cubic foot and 1 reel of microfilm
Description: 4 collections:
/1 "Baraga, Frederick, Bishop"
Inclusive dates: 1797-1868
Volume: 5 notebooks
Description: Records (copies), re: Bishop I. Frederick Baraga; from the Bishop Baraga Association Archives (Marquette, Michigan).
/2 "Catholic Church in America"
Inclusive dates: 1810-1901
Volume: 1 roll of microfilm
Description: Includes a biography of Rev. Ignatius Mrak, and sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Holy Childhood Mission (Ojibwa, Ottawa), Harbor Springs, Michigan, 1831-1879.
/3 "Detroit St. Anne Church”
Inclusive dates: 1701-1817
Volume: 10 items
Description: Includes lists (copies) of Catholic missionaries from the Detroit area, 1744, 1785, and sacramental records (copies), 1701-1800, some of which are believed to include American Indians (e.g. Métis, Wyandot).
/4 "Erkens, Joseph D."
Inclusive dates: 1883, 1893, 1896-1918
Volume: 158 pages
Description: Historical notes by Rev. Erkens, O.F.M., re: Harbor Springs, Michigan, and Holy Childhood Mission and School among the Ottawa Indians; 3 letters from Rev. P.S. De Jean, 1829-1830; and samples of class-work from Holy Childhood Indian School, 1892-1893; from the Franciscans Sacred Heart Province Archives (St. Louis, Missouri).
Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.