GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-30
Augustana University. Center for Western Studies
2121 South Summit Avenue
P.O. Box 727
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
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Copying facilities: Yes
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1831-2002
Volume: Ca. 50 cubic feet and 39 reels of microfilm
Description: “American Indian Culture Research Center Records” compiled by its director, Rev. Stanislaus Maudlin, O.S.B. [Benedictines], 1967-1995. The collection pertains mostly to the Turtle Mountain Reservation (Métis, Ojibwa), North Dakota, the Yankton Reservation (Yankton), South Dakota, and the Benedictines who evangelized them; the arrangement is chronological for the correspondence and alphabetical by title or topic in the other series.
A. Correspondence, 1890-1995, 14.4 cubic feet; major correspondents include Rev. Stanislaus Maudlin, O.S.B., 1965-1995, who directed the program
B. Subject files, 1831-1995, 12.0 cubic feet: on socio-cultural and political concerns, historical research, Catholic native ministry and Tekakwitha Conference
C. Vertical files, undated, 8.4 cubic feet; re: socio-cultural and political concerns, historical research, Catholic native ministry and Tekakwitha Conference
D. Printed material and Reports, 1969-1991, undated, ca. 14.4 cubic feet; mostly native community newspapers from North and South Dakota including: Little Wound School, 1979-1982, Rosebud Sioux Herald, 1963-1971, Sota Eya Ye Yapi, 1971-1995, Turtle Mountain Times, 1993-1995, News of the Mountains, 1986, Turtle Mountain Community College, 1976-1981, Turtle Mountain Echo, 1973-1976, Turtle Mountain Echo II, 1979-1981, Turtle Mountain Star, 1982, and Voice of the Community, 1966-1967; also annual and research reports, 1964-1992
E. Personal papers, undated, approximately 1.2 cubic feet; re: Rev. Stanislaus Maudlin (1916-2006), O.S.B.
F. Photography, late 1800s-early 1900s, 17 boxes + framed prints; re: Glass-plate negatives, prints, digital, of Benedictines (“Blue Cloud Abbey”), Turtle Mountain Reservation (Métis, Ojibwa), North Dakota, the Yankton Reservation (Yankton), South Dakota; see Guide to the Photographic Collections at the Center for Western Studies, Mildred White, 2007
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.