Volume 3: Western United States
Texas: TX-14

Catholic Church. Diocese of Dallas. Archives and Museum
3725 Blackburn Street
P.O. Box 190507
Dallas, TX 75219

Phone: 214-528-2240


Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions 

Copying Facilities: Yes 


History: The Diocese of Dallas was erected, 1890, from territory in the Diocese of Galveston. The Dallas Diocese administered the following missions among Native Americans in Texas:

1682-present (Dallas, 1890-1914)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church/ Mission Corpus Christi de la Isleta Mission (Tiwa [Ysleta]), El Paso/ Ysleta del Sur 

1683-1687, 1715-1717, 1730-1810 (closed) (Dallas, 1890)

La Navidad en las Cruces Mission (Jumano), Presidio

1684-unknown (Dallas, 1890)

Santa María de la Redonda de los Cibolos Mission (Jumano), Shafter

1872-1900s (no longer Native) (Dallas, 1890-1900s)

San Elizario Mission (Tiwa, Mestizos), San Elizario

1881-1900s (no longer Native) (Dallas, 1890-1900s)

Nuestra Señora de la Limpia Concepción del Soccoro Mission (Tiwa, Mestizos) Socorro/ Socorro del Sur 


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: Between 1890-1914  

Volume: Few letters

Description: Bishops’ Papers, re: visitations to El Paso, which refers to the Tiwa Ysleta Indians as “Mexicans.”

A. Bishop Thomas Francis Brennan (1855-1916), 1891-1892

B. Bishop Edward Joseph Dunne (1848-1910), 1893-1910

C. Bishop Joseph P. Lynch (1872-1954), 1911-1914


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.


Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette Archives