GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Oregon: OR-29

St. Joseph Church
721 Chemeketa Street Northeast
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-581-1623
Email: See website (About: Contact Us)

 

History: St. Joseph Church, Salem, Marion County, Oregon, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon (Archives: Portland, Oregon). Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests at St. Joseph’s attended to the following Native American mission and station in Marion County, Oregon.

1902-1909 (transferred to St. Mary, Mount Angel)

Chemawa Government Indian School (e.g. Chinook, Klamath, Grand Ronde, Siletz), Salem

1902-1909 (transferred to St. Mary, Mount Angel)

St. Michael Archangel Chapel (e.g. Chinook, Klamath, Grand Ronde, Siletz), Salem

1937-1942 (transferred to St. Vincent de Paul, Salem)

Chemawa Government Indian School (e.g. Chinook, Klamath, Grand Ronde, Siletz), Salem

1937-1942 (transferred to St. Vincent de Paul, Salem)

St. Michael Archangel Chapel (e.g. Chinook, Klamath, Grand Ronde, Siletz), Salem

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1902-1909, 1937-1942

Volume: Few entries among several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American students and parishioners at the Chemawa Government Indian School and St. Michael the Archangel Chapel.   

 

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.

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