Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-23

University of Oklahoma. Western Historical Collections
Monnet Hall, Room 452
630 Parrington OvalNorman, OK 73019

Phone: 405-325-3641
Email: See website


Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1870s-1950s

Volume: Ca. .2 cubic foot

Description: Within 6 collections.


/1 "Indian-Pioneer Papers"

Inclusive dates: 1937

Volume: Ca. .1 cubic foot

Description: 112 volumes of transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by Works Progress Administration workers in 1937, which include the following references to Catholic missions/ missionaries and schools serving Native Americans:

A. "Anadarko, St. Patrick’s Mission and School," 20 references

B. "Antlers, St. Agnes Mission and School," 5 references

C. "Pawhuska, St. Louis School," 9 references

D. "Purcell, St. Elizabeth’s School," 6 references

E. "Quapaw, St. Mary's Mission and School," 8 references

F. "Sacred Heart [Konawa], Sacred Heart Mission and Schools," 20 references


/2 Newspapers and Periodicals

Inclusive dates: 1888-1931

Volume: 6 reels of microfilm


<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>A. Indian Advocate, 1888-1910, 3 reels: publication of Sacred Heart Mission, Oklahoma</p>

<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>B. The Indian Sentinel, 1902-1931, 3 reels: publication of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, Washington, D.C.</p>


/3 Photographs

Inclusive dates: 1892-1923, undated 

Volume: 13 prints

Description: Missions and schools in Oklahoma. 

A. Anadarko, St. Patrick Mission and School, 1899, 1909-1910, 1912, 4 prints

B. Antlers, St. Agnes Mission and School, undated, 1 print

C. Quapaw, St. Mary Mission and School, 1905-1907, 1923, 4 prints

D. Sacred Heart [Konawa], Sacred Heart Mission, 1892, 4 prints


/4 “Rose M. Wyatt Collection”

Inclusive dates: 1886-1889

Volume: 6 letters

Description: To Mrs. Wyatt from religious sisters [Sisters of Mercy] at St. Mary Academy, Sacred Heart, Oklahoma.


/5 “Sacred Heart Abbey Collection”

Inclusive dates: 1909-1933

Volume: 1 reel of microfilm

Description: “Annals of Sacred Heart Abbey (Konawa, Oklahoma), 1876-1933,” written ca.1909-1933, 161 pages; and “Reminiscences of Brother John Laracy,” O.S.B., 1933, 13 pages. 


/6 Thomas, Sister Ursula

Inclusive dates: 1939

Volume: 1 reel of microfilm

Description: Dissertation by Sister Ursula Thomas, The Catholic Church on the Oklahoma Frontier, 1824-1907.


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.