GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
North Carolina: NC-10

Catholic Church. Diocese of Raleigh. Archives
Catholic Center
7200 Stonehenge Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613

Phone: 919-821-9709
Email: See website

 

History: Raleigh was erected as the Vicariate Apostolate of North Carolina and renamed the Diocese of Raleigh, 1924; territory was added, 1944; and territory was lost to the Diocese of Charlotte, 1971. Raleigh founded a diocesan Kateri Circle for Native American ministry, 2004, and has served the following parishes with some Native American parishioners:

 Before 1960 

 St. Francis de Sales Church (Lumbee), Lumberton

1970s-present (Charlotte, 1971-present)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission (Cherokee, Maya), Cherokee Reservation, Cherokee

1970s-present

Immaculate Conception Church (Maya), Clinton

1970s-present

St. Mary, Mother of the Church (Maya), Garner

1990s-present

Maria, Reina de las Americas Church (Maya), Mount Olive

2010s-present

Santa Maria del Niños Jesús Mission (Maya), Beulaville

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1950s-ongoing

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: 2 series.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: 1950s-ongoing

Volume: Several records possible

Description: Records (e.g. correspondence, notes, clippings, photographs) of Native American parishioners:

A. Clinton, Immaculate Conception Church, 1970s-ongoing

B. Garner, St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 1970s-ongoing

C. Lumberton, St. Francis de Sales Church, 1950s-ongoing

D. Mount Olive, Reina de las Americas Church with Santa Teresa del Niños Jesús Mission, 1970s-ongoing

 

/2 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1950s-ongoing

Volume: Several records possible

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials); contact the parish first:

A. Clinton, Immaculate Conception Church, 1970s-ongoing

B. Garner, St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 1970s-ongoing

C. Lumberton, St. Francis de Sales Church, 1950s-ongoing

D. Mount Olive, Reina de las Americas Churchwith Santa Teresa del Niños Jesús Mission, 1970s-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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