Volume 2: Midwest United States
Nebraska: NE-8

Notre Dame Sisters. United States Province
Notre Dame Convent
3501 State Street
Omaha, NE 68112

Phone: 402-455-2994
Email: See website (Contact)


Open: By appointment only

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes


History: Founded, 1853, and established in the United States, 1910, the Notre Dame Sisters self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “S.N.D.” They have taught at Our Lady of Lourdes School (Oglala), Porcupine, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, 1937-present. 


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1937-ongoing

Volume: .15 cubic foot

Description: Within 3 series.


/1 Parish Files

Inclusive dates: 1937, 1942-1943, 1953-ongoing

Volume: 1 folder

Description: "Porcupine, Our Lady of Lourdes Mission," which is arranged alphabetically by location of the parish; major correspondents include Mother Superior M. Agnes, S.N.D., Rev. Leo Cunningham, S.J. [Jesuits], Rev. Louis Meyers, S.J., and Bishop John J. Lawler. 


/2 Chronicles

Inclusive dates: 1937-ongoing

Volume: 10 pages

Description: Includes a brief history, correspondence (copies), and personnel and enrollment lists, re: Our Lady of Lourdes Mission School.  


/3 Photographs

Inclusive dates: 1937-ongoing

Volume: 133 prints

Description: Mostly Our Lady of Lourdes Mission and School and its students (Oglala Lakota).


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.