GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Generalate
10777 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 10
St. Louis, MO 63127
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Access: No restrictions
Copying facilities: Yes
History: The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet were founded in France, ca. 1650, and have self-identified with the post-nominal initials, “C.S.J.” They made their first U.S. foundation, 1836, and engaged in teaching and evangelizing Native Americans through the following provinces:
St. Louis Province (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri)
St. Paul Province (Archives: St. Paul, Minnesota)
Los Angeles Province (Archives: Los Angeles, California)
For histories of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet provinces, see -- the corresponding guide entries for the provinces.
When reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 1980, the following records were held by the Generalate.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1936-1974, undated
Volume: .1 cubic foot
Description: Sisters’ files:
1. Sister Jane de Chantel, C.S.J., 1974, 1 folder: historical notes relating to activities at St. Joseph Mission School (Nez Perce), Slickpoo, Idaho, beginning in 1918
2. Sister Aquinas Duffy, C.S.J., undated, 3 pages: historical notes, re: San Xavier del Bac Mission and School (Tohono O’odham), Tucson, Arizona
3. Sister Geraldine Lloyd, C.S.J., 1945, 31 pages: transcripts of interviews conducted by Sister Geraldine, C.S.J. in 1945 with sisters who had served at missions and schools in Arizona and California; included are the following sisters:
4. Sister Magdalen Gaffney, C.S.J., 7 pages
5. Sister Mary John Noli, C.S.J., 2 pages
6. Sister Marsina Powers, C.S.J., 3 pages
7. Sister St. Barbara Reilly, C.S.J., 14 pages
8. Sister Peter Ryan, C.S.J., 1 page
9. Sister Anna Francis Stack, C.S.J., 4 pages
10. Sister Anna de Sales Powers, C.S.J., undated, 5 pages: historical notes relating to St. John the Baptist Mission School (Apache, Pima, Tohono O’odham), Laveen/ Komatke, Arizona, and San Xavier del Bac Mission and School (Tohono O’odham), Tucson, Arizona
11. Sister Bernadette Smith, undated, 2 pages: historical notes relating to San Xavier del Bac Mission and School
12. Unknown authors, 1936, undated, 1 folder: historical notes regarding St. Francis Xavier School (Ojibwa), L'Anse, Michigan, and St. John Mission and School, Komatke, Arizona
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.