GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-35

St. Anthony Church
W6799 Church Street
P.O. Box 241
Neopit, WI 54150

Phone: 715-756-2361

 

History: St. Anthony Church, Neopit, Menominee Nation, Wisconsin, has been a predominantly Native American (Menominee) parish in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

1909-1931

Franciscans (Sacred Heart Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) established and attended St. Anthony Mission (Menominee), Keshena, Menominee Reservation

1913-1936

Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross (Archives: Green Bay, Wisconsin) established and staffed St. Anthony School

1931-1975

Became a parish; Franciscans administered St. Anthony Church

1936-1990 (closed)

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity (Manitowoc, Wisconsin) staffed the school

1975-present

Green Bay diocesan priests have administered St. Anthony Church

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1909-ongoing

Volume: Over 5 cubic feet

Description: When examined by a Marquette archivist, 1980, the records at St. Anthony Church were maintained at two sites and not organized according to a classification scheme. Consequently, this description is by record type.

 

/1 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1909-ongoing

Volume: 7 volumes

Description: Includes records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1909-present; and first communions and confirmations, 1910-present; at the rectory

 

/2 School records

Inclusive dates: 1913-1990

Volume: At least 4 cubic feet

Description:

A. Student records, 1913-1990, 3 cubic feet: Inactive files are arranged alphabetically, and for each student, they typically include a cumulative record card with biographical information and grades; active files are arranged by grade and chronologically thereunder and for each student, they typically include biographical information, grades, attendance and progress reports, registration forms, and medical records

B. "Administration," 1960s-1990, 1 cubic foot: Alphabetical subject file

 

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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