GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Washington: WA-4

Western Washington University. Center for Pacific Northwest Studies. Goltz-Murray Archives
Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: 360-650-7534
Email: cpnws@wwu.edu

 

Hours: See website (Visit)

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes 

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: ca. 1930, 1973, 1980  

Volume: Approximately .1 cubic foot 

Description: 3 collections include Native Catholic records:

 

/1 “Ferd Brady Collection”

Inclusive dates: ca. 1930

Volume: 6 photographs

Description: Funeral of a Swinomish Indian war veteran, Sacred Heart Church, La Conner, Tulalip Reservation, Washington.  

 

/2 “Northwest Tribal Indian Oral History Collection”

Inclusive dates: 1973

Volume: Ca. .05 cubic foot

Description: Interviews: 

A. “Part II. Quinault, Nina Baumgardner (Quinault), Tape 8,” 1973, 1 audio cassette; re: recollections of sister’s experience (Quinault) at St. John’s Boarding School, between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington [St. John the Baptist Church, Puyallup?]

B. “Louisa George (Quinault?), Sarah James (Quinault?), Ella Reid (Quinault?), Philoemina Solomon (Harry) (Quinault?), Helen Paul (Quinault?), Rosemary Placid (Quinault?), and Ernest Paul (Quinault?), Tape 33,” 1973, 1 audiocassette and transcript; re: recollections of Rev. Eugene C. Chirouse, O.M.I. and other early missionaries

C. “Louisa George (Nooksack), Ella Reid (Nooksack), and Helen Paul (Nooksack) elders, Tape 37,” 1973, 1 audiocassette and transcript; re: includes recollections of reservation mission schools

 

/3 “Washington Women’s Heritage Project”

Inclusive dates: 1980 

Volume: Ca. .05 cubic foot

Description: “Aurellia Celestine,” 1980, 3 audiocassettes and interview summary; re:  includes recollections on St. George’s School, [Tacoma, Washington] and Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia (Archives: Ashton, Pennsylvania).   

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives.

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