Volume 3: Western United States
Montana: MT-27

University of Montana. Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library. K. Ross Toole Archives
32 Campus Drive, 9936
Missoula, MT 59812

Phone: 406-243-2053
Alternate website: Northwest Digital Archives Online


Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes 


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1866?-1948, undated

Volume: Ca. .05 cubic foot 

Description: 4 collections include Native Catholic records:


/1 “Rollin H. McKay Collection, Mss 249”

Inclusive dates: 1940, 1947-1948, undated  

Volume: At least 20 photographic prints

Description: By Rollin H. McKay (1878-1960), a professional photographer; includes: Joe La Moose (Salish), undated, Chief Charlo (Salish), undated, Chief Joseph (Nez Perce), undated, St. Ignatius Mission (Salish), Flathead Reservation, St. Ignatius, Montana, ca. 1940, undated, and St. Mary’s Mission (Salish), Stevensville, Montana, 1947-1948, undated 


/2 “Book of Baptisms/ Functions, Helena, Hellgate, and Frenchtown, Mont., Collection 024” Inclusive dates: 1866-1907

Volume: Few entries within 1 volume and 1 reel of microfilm

Description: Records (copies) of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths, which may include a few Native Americans.    


/3 “Boos, Edward H., Collection, Mss. 346” 

Inclusive dates: ca. 1900-1908 

Volume: At least 5 photographic prints

Description: Joe La Moose (1846-1931), wife, and child (Salish), unidentified family portrait near St. Ignatius Mission (Salish), Flathead Reservation, St. Ignatius, Montana, and Christian shrine in thick of vegetation, near St. Ignatius Mission.   


/4 “Voget, Fred W., Collection, Mss. 318”

Inclusive dates: Undated

Volume: 2 photographic prints

Description: By ethnographer Fred W. Voget (1913-1997): numbers 318(VI) 367 and 318(VI) 369, Crow Indians and Our Lady of Loretto Mission (Crow), Crow Reservation, Montana. 


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.