Volume 3: Western United States
Utah: UT-11

University of Utah. Marriott Library. Special Collections
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone: 801-581-8863, 801-581-3886
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Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes 


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1835-1993, undated 

Volume: Ca. 1 cubic foot 

Description: Seven manuscript/ oral history collections and seven photography collections include Native Catholic records.


Manuscript and Oral History Collections

/1 “The American Indian History Project: Tape and Transcript, Ms 417”

Inclusive dates: 1966-1968

Volume: At least 23 reels 

Description: Also known as the Doris Duke Oral History Project; oral history interviews funded by Duke; at least in part, the following interviews include: 

A. Reel #17, “Eugene Naranjo” (Jemez-Santa Clara [Tewa]), 1967, 1 reel; re: Relationships between Catholics and Franciscans and the Jemez, San Felipe [Kersan], San Ildefonso [Tewa], Santo Domingo [Keresan], Tesuque [Tewa] and Zuni Indians

B. Reel #69, “Louis Caywood” (non-Indian), 1967, 1 reel; re: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission, Zuni, New Mexico

C. Reel #70, “Wilbur Hunt” (Acoma), 1967, 1 reel; re: Spanish Franciscan- Acoma Indian relationships

D. Reel #71, “Vedna Hunt” (non-Indian) 1967, 1 reel; re: Spanish Franciscan-Laguna Indian relationships

E. Reel #74, “Emil Pooley” (Hopi), 1967, 1 reel; re: Spanish and Franciscan-Hopi Indian relationships

F. Reel #75, Merle Sheka (Zuni), 1967, 1 reel; re: Spanish Franciscan-Zuni Indian relationships

G. Reel #76, “Father Emanuel Trockur, [O.F.M.]” 1967, 1 reel; re: St. Michael’s Mission, St. Michaels, Arizona, Navajo language, Saint Katherine Drexel and Navajo Indians

H. Reel #77, “Chester Gaspar” (Zuni), 1967, 1 reel; re: Arrival of the Spanish Franciscans and Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico

I. Reel #82, “Sue Marmon” (Laguna [Keresan]), 1967, 1 reel; re: Catholic missionaries and mission school experiences

J. Reel #84-#89, “Dewey Haskie” (Zuni), “A. Bond” (non-Indian), “Joseph Otero” (non-Native), “Merle Sheka” (Zuni), “Father Emanuel Trockur,” [O.F.M.] (non-Native), and “Ronnie Paquin” (Zuni), 1967, 1 reel; re: Franciscan-Zuni relationships, restoration of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, St. Michael’s Mission, St. Michaels, Arizona, and the St. Michael’s Press

K. Reel #90, “Bowman Paywa” (Zuni), 1967, 1 reel; re: Franciscan missionaries and religion

L. Reel #92, “Margaret Lewis” (Cherokee), 1967, 1 reel; re: Franciscan-Zuni relationships and religion

M. Reel #137, “Roy Williams” (Ute), 1967, 1 reel; re: Spanish Catholic and American Indian relationships

N. Reel #138, “Oscar Bitsie” (Navajo), 1967, 1 reel; re: Christian churches

O. Reel #153, “Wilfred Babcock” (non-Native), 1967, 1 reel; re: early Spanish Franciscan-Hualapai relationships

P. Reel #155, “Nunuche and Old Enote” (Zuni), 1967, 1 reel; re: Missionaries

Q. Reel #288, “Father Niles Kraft” [O.F.M.], 1968, 1 reel; re: Restoration of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, other Catholic Indian missions, religion, and education

R. Reel #369, “Lorenzo Chavez” (Zuni), 1968, 1 reel; re: Spanish-Zuni Indian relationships

S. Reels 626-627, “Syme Sanchez” (Acoma), 1970, 2 reels; re: San Esteban del Rey Church and Convent, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, and Spanish Catholic relationships

T. Reel #802, “Father Emanuel Trockur” [O.F.M.], 1970, 1 reel; re: St. Michael’s Mission, St. Michaels, Arizona and the Navajo Indians.

U. Reel #1357, “Acque” (Zuni), 1966-1967, 2 reels; re: Arrival of the Spanish and Franciscan-Zuni Indian relationships


/2 “E. Richard Hart Papers, Accn 1251”

Inclusive dates: Between 1846-1995

Volume: Few items

Description: Research for Zuni, Coeur d’Alene, and Ramah Navajo Indian land and natural resource claims; mostly copies.

A. “Zuni Claims: The Zuni Tribe of New Mexico, Plaintiff v. The United States of America, Defendant, Claims Court Docket No. 161-79L,” includes interview of Rev. F. Paul Prucha, S.J., Professor of History, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, date unknown

B. “Coeur d’Alene Claims: United States of America and Coeur d’Alene Tribe vs. State of Idaho,” including:

1. Records (copies); from Jesuit Oregon Province Archives, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington: Jesuit missions among the Coeur d’Alene Indians [published], undated, Memoranda, Desmet, Idaho, July 23, 1925; and Diary of De Smet Mission, Idaho, 1878-193[9]

2. Idaho State Historical Society: Correspondence from Rev. Joseph M. Cataldo, S.J. to N.B., MS 2/351

3. Records (copies), U.S. National Archives, Record Group 75, microfilm, M234, Roll 912, Letters Received, Washington Superintendency, 1873-1889, 7 folders; notable correspondents: Catholic Commissioner Charles Ewing [Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions], Rev. J.B. Brouillet, Rev. Joseph M. Cataldo, S.J., Captain John Mullen, Secretary of the Interior Price, and Chief Andrew Seltis (Coeur d’Alene)

4. Records (copies), U.S. National Archives, Record Group 75, Pacific Northwest Regional Records Center, Carton 287, Folder 39, Exhibit 558, [Captain John] Mullan to Gildea, May 15, 1890, Letters Received, Colville Agency


/3 “Lawrence Scanlan Papers, Ms 434”

Inclusive dates: Between 1835-1922

Volume: Few items within 2 reels of microfilm 

Description: Papers of Bishop Scanlon (1843-1915) with correspondence, annual reports, and questionnaires; correspondents include Society for the Propagation of the Faith (Paris, France) and dioceses, institutions, and other organizations in Utah and elsewhere in the United States; mostly French with some English translations; index notes “Indians, 1888.” 


/4 “Ute Indian Interviews, Accn. 0853”

Inclusive dates: 1982-1988, undated

Volume: 5 transcripts  

Description: Include experiences with the Catholic Church: 

A. Forrest S. Cuch (Ute), 1982, 1 folder

B. Lorena Denver Iorg (Ute), undated, 1 folder

C. Larry McCook (Ute), 1986, 1 folder

D. Francis McKinley (Ute), 1988, 1 folder

E. Mary May Murray (Ute), undated, 1 folder


/7 “Westside Stories Oral History Collection, Accn. 2117”

Inclusive dates: 1993

Volume: 2 folders  

Description: Charlie Piper (Arapaho), Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, 1993; includes recollections as a student in a Catholic school [St. Stephen’s Mission].   


Photograph Collections

/8 “Olive Woolley Burt Photograph Collection, P0244”

Inclusive dates: undated 

Volume: 1 photograph 

Description: San José de Tumacacori Mission (Tohono O’odham), Arizona.   


/9 “Edward Sheriff Curtis Portfolio Photograph Collection, P0753”

Inclusive dates: 1907-1909, undated

Volume: At least 2 photographs

Description: San Xavier del Bac Mission (Tohono O’odham), Tucson, Arizona; collection unprocessed.   


/10 “Drawings of Western History Photograph Collection, P0185”

Inclusive dates: Unknown

Volume: 2 folders

Description: Includes Catholic Indian missionaries; collection unprocessed.    


/11 “Amy Engan Photograph Collection, P0510”

Inclusive dates: After 1900

Volume: 6 photographs

Description: Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, California.    


/12 “Mel Lewis Photograph Collection, P0683”

Inclusive dates: undated 

Volume: 6 folders 


A. California: San Luis Rey [de Francia] Mission, Oceanside; San Gabriel de Arcángel Mission, San Gabriel; La Purísima Concepción de Maria Santisima Mission, Lompoc; and San Fernando Rey de España Mission, Mission Hills

B. New Mexico: San Esteban del Rey Mission (Acoma), Acoma Pueblo, San Francisco Mission (Tewa), Nambe Pueblo, and St. Anthony Church (Navajo), Nachitti.


/13 “Dale Morgan Photograph Collection, P0556”

Inclusive dates: Between 1836-1850

Volume: 1 copy negative 

Description: Sketch of San Gabriel Mission, California 


/14 “Eloise Randall Photograph Collection, P0300”

Inclusive dates: Between 1907-1956

Volume: 1 folder

Description: Prints and negatives of Franciscan missions in California.  


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.