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 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.