GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-27

Oklahoma Historical Society. ResearchCenter
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-522-5225
Email: research@okhistory.org
http://www.okhistory.org/research/index

 

Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1865-1923, 1937, 1978-1979, undated

Volume: Approximately 1.8 cubic feet

Description: 3 collections include Native Catholic records:

 

/1 "Indian Archives"

Inclusive dates: 1865-1923, undated 

Volume: 1.6 cubic feet

Description: The "Indian Archives" consists primarily of the tribal government records of the Five Civilized Tribes and the federal records of the U.S. Indian agencies. All but a few of the records pertaining to Catholic Indian missions and schools are located within the Indian agency records. 

A. "National Records of the Five Civilized Tribes," 1871, 1893, 1908, 1910, undated, 1 folder:

1. "Cherokee - Federal Relations, January 30, 1871, p. 14 - #1027"

2. "Chickasaw - Miscellaneous Schools, undated, pp. 93, 94#11356-a"

3. "Choctaw - Federal Relations, October 10, 1910, p. 62 - #17705"

4. "Creek - Schools, Miscellaneous, October 19, 1893 - #38634"

5. "Creek – Townsites, February 3, 1908 - #39090"

B. "Indian Agency Records," 1865-1923, undated, 1.55 cubic feet:

1. Kiowa Agency, 1889-1908, undated, .35 cubic foot:

a. Saint Patrick’s Mission School, 1889-1908, undated, .3 cubic foot: correspondence, 1889, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1899, 7 letters; school reports, primarily quarterly attendance reports, financial statements, and contracts, 1892-1908, .25 cubic foot; history of St. Patrick's Mission, undated, 15 handwritten pages by Rev. Urban de Hasque

b. "Volume K," 1890, 1893, 1898-1901, 8 pages: K-33 - September 15, 1890, page 447; K-39 - April 5, 1893, page 107; K-62 - August 26, 1898, page 186; K-66 - March 14, 1899, page127; K-72 - September 1, 1899, page 447; K85 - December 22, 1900, page 2; K-89 - September 1, 1901, page 340; K91- September 24, 1901, page 350

c. Agents annual reports, 1895, 1902, 1905, 1 folder: regarding St. Patrick Mission

2. Sac and Fox Agency, 1865-1923, 1.2 cubic feet:

a. "Sacred Heart Mission," 1884-1923, 1 folder: correspondence, 1884, 1887, 1889-1895, 1897, 1907-1912, 1914-1915, 1922-1923, 42 letters: major correspondents include Indian agents, the commissioners of Indian Affairs, and Rev. Leo Gariador, Rev. Maurus Fuerstenberg, and Rev. William Ospital; school reports, primarily quarterly attendance reports, and contracts, 1887-1888, 1895, 1897, 1906, 1910, 1912-1916

b. "St. Benedict's School, Sacred Heart Mission," 1888-1922, 1 folder: correspondence, 1895, 1909-1910, 1912, 1914, 1922, 12 letters; and school reports, primarily quarterly attendance reports, 1888-1895, 1897-1898, 1906-1907, 1913-1916, 1918

c. "St. Mary's School, Sacred Heart Mission," 1894-1923, 1 folder: correspondence, 1894-1895, 1907-1913, 1922-1923, 55 letters: major correspondents include Sister Mary Vincent and the Indian agents; and school reports, primarily quarterly attendance reports, and contracts, 1894-1900, 1915-1916

d. "Sacred Heart Mission and School, 1880-1923, 13 volumes of financial records and student registers

e. "Sac and Fox Volumes," 1879, 1882-1883, 1887-1894, 1898, 1901, 37 letters: pertaining to Catholic Church activity on the Agency (Sauk and Fox), to Sacred Heart Mission, and to St. Benedict Industrial School

f. "Sac and Fox Agency, Agent's annual reports," 1878, 1897-1900, 1911-1914, 1916-1920, 1 folder

g. "Sac and Fox - Employees," 1865, 1868, 1871-1874, 6 letters

h. "Sac and Fox - Vices," 1895, 1 letter

i. "Sac and Fox - Potawatomie Indians," 1899-1900, 3 letters

j. "Sac and Fox - Indian Council," 1895, 1 letter

 

/2 "Indian - Pioneer History Collection" 

Inclusive dates: 1937

Volume: Approximately .1 cubic foot

Description: Comprised of 112 volumes of transcripts of oral history interviews done by Works Progress Administration workers, 1937. The interviews include the following references to Catholic Indian missionaries, missions, and schools:

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, Sacred Heart Mission and Schools," 20 references

 

/3 Photographs

Inclusive dates: 1875, ca. 1885, 1887, 1901, 1978-ongoing, undated 

Volume: At least 93 prints

Description: Missions and schools in Oklahoma.

A. Anadarko, St. Patrick Mission and School, undated, 3 prints

B. Antlers, St. Agnes Mission and School, ca. 1885, undated, 13 prints

C. Osage Reservation, St. John School, 1901, 1 print

D. Quapaw Reservation, St. Mary Mission, 1887, 1 print

E. Sacred Heart Mission and Schools, 1875, 1978-1879, undated, 75 prints

 

 

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.

New1984/rev2003-2018

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives