Volume 2: Midwest United States
Nebraska: NE-5

Missionary Benedictine Sisters
Immaculata Convent
300 North Eighteenth Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

Phone 402-371-3438


History: The Missionary Benedictine Sisters, Norfolk, Nebraska, emigrated from Germany and settled in Nebraska, 1923, and established themselves in Norfolk, 1935. They have self-identified with the postnominal initials, O.S.B.” and have taught at St. Augustine Indian Mission school (Winnebago, Omaha), Winnebago, Winnebago Reservation, Nebraska, 1957-present.


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1945-ongoing, undated

Volume: At least .7 cubic foot

Description: The records at Immaculata Convent were not arranged according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 1982. Consequently, the description is by type of record.

A. Correspondence, 1957-1982, approximately .1 cubic foot: major correspondents include the major superior, the local superiors at St. Augustine Indian School, and Rev. Francis J. Hulsman

B. Chronicle created by sisters at St. Augustine Indian School, 1957-1982, approximately .1 cubic foot

C. Visitation reports, 1958-1980, 1 folder: re: daily life and activities of the sisters at St. Augustine Indian School; include reports of the prioress generals, the prioresses at Norfolk, and follow-up reports by the local superiors at St. Augustine's

D. Mission publication, The Trumpet Call, 1945-1982, .3 cubic foot

E. Scrapbook, undated, 1 volume: mostly photographs

F. Priory Newsletter, 1957-1982, 1 folder: publication circulated among the various houses of the Priory, which would include information on St. Augustine Indian School

G. Miscellaneous publications, 1958-1959, undated, 1 folder:

1. "Almost a Modern Miracle," 1958: description with photographs of the dedication ceremonies of Immaculate Heart of Mary Hall at St. Augustine Indian School

2. "Such is Our Treasure. A Golden Anniversary, A Silver Jubilee,” 1959 commemorating the Golden Jubilee of St. Augustine Indian Mission and the Silver Jubilee of Rev. Francis J. Hulsman

3. "Indian Children's Village," undated


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.