GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Sisters of the Divine Savior. North American Province. Archives
Divine Savior Provincial House
4311 North 100 Street
Milwaukee, WI 53222
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.
Tekakwitha Hospital, Sisseton (Sisseton, Wahpeton), South Dakota
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
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 otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.