Volume 2: Midwest United States
South Dakota: SD-37

University of South Dakota. I.D. Weeks Library. Oral History Center
414 East Clark Street, Room 231
Vermillion, SD 57069

Phone: 605-658-3382


Open: See website

Access: See website; consult with staff 

Copying facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1966-1978, unknown

Volume: Over 130 recordings

Description: 2 projects include targeted records.


/1 The American Indian Research Project

Inclusive dates: 1966-1978

Volume: Ca. 5% (at least 128) of over 2,300 interview recordings

Description: Most interviewees were Native Americans. Most recordings have been transcribed, and an index to the transcribed recordings exists. A review of the index produced the following information on Catholic records about Native Americans.

A. "Benedictines," discussed in 8 interviews

B. "Blue Cloud Abbey" (Benedictines), discussed in 12 interviews

C. "Denominations on reservations--Catholic," discussed in 47 interviews

D. "De Smet, Father Pierre" [Jesuits], discussed in 2 interviews

E. "Eisenman, Father Sylvester, O.S.B. [Benedictines]," discussed in 37 interviews

F. "Eisenman, Leonard, O.S.B. [Benedictines]," discussed in 10 interviews

G. "Holy Rosary Mission School" (Oglala), discussed in 6 interviews

H. "Jesuits," discussed in 2 interviews

I. "Kenel Boarding School" (Hunkpapa), discussed in 2 interviews

J. "Marty Mission" (Yankton), discussed in 42 interviews

K. "Missions--Catholic," discussed in 8 interviews

L. "Oblate Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (Yankton)," discussed in 10 interviews

M. "St. Francis Mission School" (Brulé), discussed in 7 interviews

N. "St. Joseph's Indian School," (various), discussed in 17 interviews

O. "Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament," discussed in 10 interviews

P. "Stephan Mission" (Sisseton-Wahpeton),” discussed in discussed in 7 interviews

/2 Stanislaus Maudlin Collection

Inclusive dates: Unknown

Volume: Unknown

Description: Oral “diary” and related records of Rev. Stanislaus Maudlin, O.S.B., of Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, South Dakota.


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.