GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon
4440 Southwest 148 Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97078
History: The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon were founded as the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 1886. They changed to their current name, 1905, and self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “S.S.M.O.” The sisters staffed St. Michael School (Grand Ronde), Grand Ronde, Grand Ronde Reservation, Oregon, 1946-1968.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1886-2005
Volume: Ca..1 cubic foot
Description: 2 series include Native Catholic records:
Inclusive dates: 1886-1968
Volume: Few pages
Description: Includes teaching experiences at St. Michael School, Grand Ronde.
/2 Personnel Files
Inclusive dates: 1886-ongoing
Volume: Ca. 40 files
Description: Mostly 1 folder/person, including the following notable sisters:
A. Sister Kateri (Lavonne Petite, Grand Ronde, 1937-1998); entered 1952 and served elsewhere as a teacher
B. Sister Margaret Mary (Agnes Coussens, 1927-2005); entered 1946 and taught at St. Michael School, Grand Ronde, for these school years: 1948-1949, 1950-1951, 1961-1964
Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.