Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-42

Benedictine Sisters. St. Joseph Monastery
2200 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74114

Phone: 918-742-4989
Email: See website (Contact Us)


History: St. Benedict founded the Benedictines outside Rome in the 6th century. Benedictine Sisters from Iowa responded to a call to teach near present-day Guthrie, Oklahoma, 1889, which became St. Joseph Monastery three years later. The Tulsa Benedictine Sisters taught at St. Edward School (e.g. Choctaw), Pittsburg, Oklahoma, 1919-1925.


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1934-1939

Volume: Ca. 1.6 cubic feet

Description: Within 2 series: 


/1 Sister Ursula Thomas' Research Files 

Inclusive dates: 1934-1939

Volume: Approximately 1 cubic foot

Description: Records (copies) from the Oklahoma City Archdiocesan Archives (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, Marquette University Special Collections and Archives (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), and other repositories plus research notes compiled for Sister Ursula's dissertation, The Church on the Oklahoma Frontier, 1824-1907.


/2 Publications by Members of the Community 

Inclusive dates: 1939

Volume: 1 volume

Description: Includes Sister Ursula Thomas' dissertation, The 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.


Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette Archives