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.