GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
St. Mary’s University. Louis J. Blume Library
1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone (Research Librarians): 210-436-3508
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History: The Marianists established St. Mary’s University and Catholic Central High School as St. Mary’s Institute for boys and men, 1852. The High School separated, 1932, and the University became coeducational, 1963. Its campus community has included many people of Native American descent (e.g. Coahuiltecan Mestizos), 1970s-ongoing.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1749-ongoing, undated
Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot
Description: Within 2 record collections.
/1 University Archives
Inclusive dates: 1970s-present
Volume: Many records
Description: Records of St. Mary’s University students, faculty, and staff with Native American ancestry.
/2 “Laredo [Municipal] Archives”
Inclusive dates: 1749-1896, undated
Volume: 15 letters within 15 reels of microfilm
Description: Re: Franciscans, Jesuits, and concerns by Laredo about Comanche and Apache Indians; from St. Mary’s University Library, San Antonio, Texas.
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.