GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-34

Sisters of the Divine Savior. North American Province. Archives
Divine Savior Provincial House
4311 North 100 Street
Milwaukee, WI 53222

Phone: 414-466-0810
Email: leadership@salvatoriansisters.org

 

Hours: By appointment only

Access: Some restrictions apply

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: Blessed Maria of the Apostles and Venerable Father Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan co-founded the Sisters of the Divine Savior in Italy, 1888, who have self-identified with the post-nominal initials, “S.D.S.” They made its first U.S. foundation, 1895, and served the following Native American missions.

1933-1967

Tekakwitha Hospital, Sisseton (Sisseton, Wahpeton), South Dakota

1936-1989

Sister Irene (Kathryn) De Marrais, S.D.S. (Sisseton-Wahpeton) (1915-2004), professed and served Native parishes in Minnesota (St. Stephen School, Minneapolis), South Dakota (Sisseton, St. Catherine Church), and Wisconsin through teaching and home visitations

1939-1973

Tekakwitha Indian Children's Home (Sisseton, Wahpeton), Sisseton, South Dakota        

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1939-1969, undated

Volume: .2 cubic foot

Description: Within 3 series.

 

/1 "Closed Schools"

Inclusive dates: 1939-1967, undated 

Volume: .15 cubic foot

Description: Contains files on the Tekakwitha Indian Children's Home.

A. Correspondence, 1967, 1 letter

B. Chronicles, 1939-1964, .1 cubic foot

C. Photographs, 1964, undated, 13 photos and 8 negatives

 

/2 "Closed Hospitals"

Inclusive dates: 1941-1969

Volume: 1 folder

Description: Contains a chronicle created by the sisters at the Tekakwitha Hospital. 

 

/3 Personnel Files

Inclusive dates: Unknown

Volume: 1 or more folders

Description: Contains the files of Sister Irene (Kathryn) De Marrais, S.D.S. (Sisseton-Wahpeton) (1915-2004).  

 

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.

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