Volume 3: Western United States
Oregon: OR-13

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. United States-Ontario Province
P.O. Box 398
Marylhurst, OR 97036

Phone 503-675-7100


The Holy Name Heritage Center of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. United States-Ontario Province, closed following the closure of Marylhurst University, 2018.


The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “S.N.J.M.” They made their first U.S. foundation and established its Oregon Province, 1859, which merged with its United States-Ontario Province, 2006. Oregon Province sisters had staffed the following Native American missions and schools in Oregon and Washington.

1864-1870s (no longer Native)

St. Peter Church (Washo), The Dalles, Oregon


St. Michael the Archangel Mission and School (Grand Ronde), Grand Ronde, Grand Ronde Reservation, Oregon

1914-ca. 1920

Our Lady of Lourdes School (Spokan), Spokane Reservation, Washington


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1874-1880, undated  

Volume: 2 volumes 

Description: Records possible in at least 2 series.


/1 Chronicles

Inclusive dates: 1874-1880, undated

Volume: 2 volumes

Description: Grand Ronde House, which served St. Michael the Archangel Mission and School, Grand Ronde, Oregon


/2 Sisters’ files

Inclusive dates: Unknown (1870s?-1880s?)

Volume: Unknown

Description: Personal files of religious sisters who served at missions and schools serving Native Americans; include correspondence, photographs, publications, and ephemera pertaining to their personal and professional lives.


/3 Unprocessed and unidentified records

Inclusive dates: Unknown

Volume Unknown

Description: Unprocessed and unidentified records in 2006, which may pertain to Grand Ronde and/or other missions and schools serving Native Americans.


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.