Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-23

Wisconsin Historical Society. Archives Division
816 State Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Phone: 608-264-6460


Hours: See website 

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1830-1887, 1922

Volume: Ca. 40 items

Description: Within 3 collections.


/1 "Catholic Church in Wisconsin Papers"

Inclusive dates: 1835-1887

Volume: 1 reel of microfilm

Description: Includes a copy of sacramental records created by Rev. Frederic Baraga while among the Ojibwa Indians and Métis at St. Joseph's Church, La Pointe, and Christ Church, Bayfield, Wisconsin. Holy Family Church, Bayfield, holds the original records.


/2 "Grignon, Lawe, and Porlier Papers"

Inclusive dates: 1830-1840

Volume: Ca. 40 items

Description: The Collection contains correspondence and financial records relating to the mission and School among the Menominee Indians and Métis at Green Bay, and at St. John's Neopomucene Mission and School, Little Chute, Wisconsin. Major correspondents include Rev. Samuel Mazzuchelli, Rev. J.V. Badin, Rev. Francis Haetscher, and Rev. Theodore Van Den Broek.


/3 "Carlos Montezuma Papers"

Inclusive dates: 1922

Volume: 1 item

Description: Letter in microfilm reel 5 from the Catholic Church Extension Society to Rev. Philip B. Gordon (Ojibwa) regarding financial support for St. Francis Solanus Church (Ojibwa), Reserve (Stone Lake), Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Historical Society microfilmed the collection.


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.