GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Oregon: OR-30

St. Vincent de Paul Church
1010 Columbia Street Northeast
Salem, OR 97303

Phone: 503-363-4589
Email: office@svdpchurchsalem.org

 

Hours: See website

 

History: St. Vincent de Paul 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. Vincent’s attended to students at the following Native American mission and station in Marion County, Oregon:

1943-1949 (transferred to Sacred Heart, Gervais)

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

1943-1949 (transferred to Sacred Heart, Gervais)

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

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1943-1949

Volume: Few entries among several volumes

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