Volume 2: Midwest United States
Michigan: MI-30

Central Michigan University. Clarke Historical Library
250 East Preston Road
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Phone: 989-774-3352


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.