GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-5

Premonstratensians.  St. Norbert Abbey
1016 North Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115

Phone: 920-337-4300
Email: See website (Contact)

 

Hours: By appointment only

Access: Some restrictions apply

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: St. Norbert Xantem (1080-1134) founded the Premonstratensians (a.k.a. Norbertines, Canons Regular Prémontré) who self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “O.Praem.” Premonstratensians at St. Norbert Abbey administered the following Native American (Oneida) parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

1898-1985

Immaculate Conception Church/Mission, De Pere/ Oneida, Oneida Reservation

1909-1973

St. Joseph Church/Mission, Oneida, Oneida Reservation

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1899-1985, undated

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: Within 2 series.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: 1924, 1947-1985, undated

Volume: 2 folders

Description: Arranged alphabetically by location of the parish.

A. Oneida, Immaculate Conception Church, 1924, 1948-1960s, 1 folder:

1. Mission publication, Chicken Coop News, 1948-1956: A monthly newsletter written by Rev. Aloysius A. Vissers, O.Praem.

2. Histories of the Catholic Church on the Oneida Reservation by Rev. Aloysius A. Vissers, O.Praem., 1924, and Rev. Adrian Traeger, O.Praem., 1967

3. Photographs, 1950s-1960s, 10 prints

B. Oneida, St. Joseph Church, 1947, 1960s-1970s, undated, 1 folder:

1. Correspondence, 1947, 1962, 1972, 13 letters

2. Recollections of Rev. Aloysius Vissers, O.Praem., and Rev. Hugo J. De Kort, O.Praem., by Rev. A.C. Kenny, O.Praem., from conversations with the subjects, undated, 7 pages

3. Photographs, 1960s-1970s, 75 prints: primarily depicting classroom scenes

 

/2 "Letters from America"

Inclusive dates: 1899-1908

Volume: 6 letters 

Description: Letters to/from Premonstratensians at Immaculate Conception Church with the abbot in Europe; indexed with Dutch-English translations. 

 

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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