Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-1

Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1500 South Second Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Phone: 605-255-0429
Email: See website (Contact us)


Hours: By appointment only 

Access: No restrictions 

Copying facilities: Yes


History: Founded in Ireland, 1775, the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “P.B.V.M.” They taught at St. Ann Mission School (Yankton), Wheeler, Dakota Territory, 1800-1881.


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1876-1883, 1920s, 1950

Volume: Ca. .1 cubic foot 

Description: 3 series include Native Catholic records:


/1 "Administration"

Inclusive dates: 1876-1883, ca. 1920s

Volume: 17 letters


A. "History-Dakota," 1876-1883, 12 letters: correspondence (copies), re: St. Ann Mission and/ or evangelization of Native Americans in Dakota Territory (now South Dakota); the letters are to Bishop Martin Marty, O.S.B. [Benedictines], and Bishop James O'Connor from Sister M. DeSales Carrick, P.B.V.M., and Rev. John Malo; primarily from the Omaha Archdiocesan Archives, Omaha, Nebraska

B. "Hughes, Mother John, P.B.V.M.," 1880-1883, 4 letters (copies)

C. "Butler, Mother Joseph, P.B.V.M.," ca. 1920s, 1 letter: re: St. Ann Mission in 1880-1881


/2 "Individual Sisters" 

Inclusive dates: 1950 

Volume: 2 letters 

Description: Letters are to/from Sister DeSales Treacy, P.B.V.M., and Rev. John Malo and Rev. James R. Madan, both of whom had served at St. Ann Mission.    


/3 "Associates"

Inclusive dates: 1876-1883 

Volume: 25 letters

Description: Letters (copies) primarily written by Bishop Martin Marty, O.S.B., to Bishop James O'Connor; primarily from the Omaha Archdiocesan Archives, Omaha, Nebraska.


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.