GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
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
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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:
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.
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.