Primarily 35 mm. black & white and color still photography by Scheuerman at Catholic Church events in Canada, the United States, and Rome, most of which relate to Native North Americans from Canada and the United States. Most notable are the Catholic Eucharistic Congresses in Philadelphia, 1976, and Québec, 2008; Tekakwitha Conference national/ Northeast regional meetings, 1979-2012; visits to the United States and Canadia by Popes John Paul II, 1979-2002, and Benedict XVI, 2008; the beatification and canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, 1980, 2012, and related commemorative events in New York State and Québec Province, 1971-2013; the ordinations of Bishops Donald E. Pelotte, S.S.S. (Abenaki) and Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (Potawatomi), 1986, 1988; the canonization of St. Rose Philippe Duchesne, 1988; the beatification of Katharine Drexel, 1988; an Episcopal Church commemorative exhibit of British Queen Anne's liturgical gifts to Episcopalian Onondaga Indians, 1990, Syracuse; and World Youth Day, 1993, Denver, 2002, Toronto. Also included are reformatted lecture slides by Rev. John J. Wynne, S.J., on the North American Jesuit martyrs, undated (ca. 1925), and Kateri Tekakwitha, 1935.
Gift from Anne M. Scheuerman, Pittsford, New York, 1997-2013. Processed by Mark G. Thiel, C.A. (Certified Archivist), 2003-2013.
Anne-Marie Scheuerman (1927-) of Pittsford, New York, served as an Assistant Professor/ Professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation of Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York, 1962-1994, and as a professor emeritus, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps in 1995 and served for two years teaching English in Moldova (Eastern Europe). Meanwhile, she began to publicize notable Christian religious events and sites through her photography as an extension of her religious commitment and interest and in audio-visual media. In particular, she focused on events pertaining to Native Catholics and Kateri Tekakwitha in response to a religious calling to do so through a chance meeting with a Sr. Catherine Tekakwitha (Cree from Fort Albany, Ontario) during a 1970 summer vacation in Moosenee, Ontario. This religious sister, who taught First Nations children at a local Catholic school, was unaware of her namesake's shrines in New York State, which caused Scheuerman to see the need for more publicity.
With encouragement and support from friends, Scheuerman began her service to Kateri Tekakwitha's cause by creating and presenting a limited edition slide show, which prompted her to begin photographing events events honoring her. For many years, she photographed related annual events at the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine, Fonda, New York; the Shrine of Our Lady of the Martyrs, Auriesville, New York; St. Regis Mission, St. Regis (Akwesasne) Indian Reservation/ Reserve, St. Regis, New York/ Québec; and St. Francis-Xavier Church, Kahnawaké Reserve, Kahnawaké, Québec. She also photographed several ceremonies unveiling statues in her honor, and from Auriesville in 1974-1975, she borrowed and reformatted to 35 mm. slide format, related glass lantern slide lecture sets compiled and distributed by Rev. John J. Wynne, S.J., 1935, and undated (1920s). Furthermore, from 1989-2012, she served as the official photographer of the Tekakwitha Conference (Great Falls, Montana), and in so doing, she photographed its regional, national, and international meetings and St. Kateri Tekakwitha's beautification and canonization; she created several visual presentations in slide, motion picture, and video formats; and she authored several illustrated articles and pamphlets.
Several groups have honored Scheuerman for her service to Kateri Tekakwitha's cause and legacy. The Kateri Tekakwitha League, Auriesville, presented its Kateri Award in 1974; the Kateri Tekakwitha Committee of St. Lucy's Church, Syracuse, New York, presented a recognition plaque in 1984; the Kateri Centre of Kahnawaké presented its Kateri Award in 2003; and the National Tekakwitha Conference thanked her for her 40 years of service in 2011 when Herman D. Ray succeeded her as its official photographer.
Scope and Content
The collection is divided into format-based series arranged chronologically. Because the following Catholic and Mohawk Nation places names are identified repeatedly throughout the collection, these abbreviated names are used along with additional descriptions as needed in specific situations.
Akwesasne -- St. Regis Mission, St. Regis Indian Reservation, Akwesasne (Hogansburg U.S. Post Office), New York; St. Regis parish, based in New York and the Ogdensburg Diocese, serves all of Akwesasne, which is divided by New York State and the Ontario and Québec Provinces and served by three dioceses corresponding to the state and provincial boundaries.
Auriesville -- Shrine of Our Lady of the Martyrs, Auriesville (Fultonville Post Office), New York; a.k.a Martyrs Shrine, National Shrine of the North American Martyrs, National Kateri Center.
Fonda -- The National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Fonda, New York
Immaculate Conception Basilica -- Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.; place names accompany other basilicas with similar names.
Kahnawaké -- St. Françis-Xavier Church and the Kateri Centre, Kahnawaké Reserve, Kahnawaké, Québec
St. Anne de Beaupré -- St. Anne de Beaupré Basilica Shrine, St. Anne de Beaupré, Québec
Smithsonian Indian Museum -- National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Vatican City/ Rome -- St. Peter's Basilica, et.al., Vatican City, Gesù Church, North American College, et.al, Rome, Italy
Sources: The Official Catholic Directory, P.J. Kennedy & Sons., supplemented with Canadian sources.
This section remains under construction. For further information, please ask an archivist.
Anne M. Scheuerman Still Photography, Series 1.
Sub-series 1-1, ; sub-series 1-2, ; sub-series 1-3, 35 mm. ; sub-series 1-4, 35 mm. sub-series 1-5, ; and sub-series 1-6, TIF and JPG scans. Within the sub-series, the photography is divided by event or titled slide presentation and arranged chronologically. Wherever possible, the most notable individuals, places, and dates are included. The index prints (contact sheets) are interfiled in the print series, and when known, the container lists for print sub-series include the corresponding four-digit negative numbers to the prints and index prints in parentheses. The negatives are arranged numerically in approximate chronological order. Besides photography by Scheuerman, sub-series 1-5 includes photography by/ compiled/ by Rev. John J. Wynne, S.J., Auriesville (re: lives of Kateri Tekakwitha and Jesuit martyrs) and Rev. Thomas Grassman, O.F.M. Conv., Fonda (re: New Mexico travel), and sub-series 1-6 includes images by photographer Gregory Shamus, Detroit (re: Rev. M. Henry Sands ordination). Series 3 contains related lecture scripts, notes, and publications by Scheuerman and Wynne. The Jesuit Martyrs of North America by Rev. John J. Wynne, S.J., BX3707 .W8 1925, provided the basis for his related lantern slide lecture set in sub-series 1-5.
Photography by Scheuerman also appears in the Tekakwitha Conference photography as color prints and slides and as illustrations in their newsletter/ newspaper Cross and Feathers. Her 1988 Tekakwitha Conference slide show, "Rising to New Life", is found only in the Tekakwitha Conference photography and the newsletters, Kateri (Kahnawake) and Lily of the Mohawks (Auriesville), include articles and illustrations by her.
The index of notable subjects lists events, people, and places found in one or more instances throughout sub-series 1-1 through 1-6 with the associated dates varying from precise and exact assignments to approximations, intermittent span dates, and undated subjects. For Tekakwitha Conference participants, see also the Index of Notable Participants within the Tekakwitha Conference records.
Index of Notable Subjects
Akwesasne -- see -- Mohawk Indians
Apache Indians -- Coming-out (coming of age) ceremony, White River Indian Reservation, Arizona, 1990
Arinze, Cardinal Francis (1932-) -- Tekakwitha Conference national meeting, Tucson, Arizona, 1990
Auriesville -- Mohawk pilgrimage (August-September), 1971-2010s; Martyrs Feast Day (U.S., October 19), 1982; Ossernenon (Mohawk) historic site, Auriesville, 1971-2010s; Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day (U.S.), 1975-2010s; see also -- Jesuit martyrs
Béchard, Rev. Henri, S.J. (1909-1990) -- Kateri Tekakwitha vice postulator (Canada), 1970s-1990, Kateri Centre director, 1970s-1990; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s-1990
Belgarde, Rev. George, S.J. -- Auriesville shrine director, 1996-20xx-
Benedict XVI, Pope (1927-) --
Canonization -- see -- Tekakwitha, St. Kateri
Papal visit -- Washington, D.C., 2008
Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota, 1988
Boyer, Deacon Ronald (Ojibwa) -- Kateri Tekakwitha vice postulator (Canada), 2009-2012; Kateri Centre director, 2008-2010s; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1990s-2010s
Boyle, Rev. Robert J., S.J. (1920-1999) -- Auriesville shrine director, 1981-1991; acting Kateri Tekakwitha vice postulator (U.S.), 1988-1991; 50th ordination anniversary, Auriesville, 1987; Akwesasne, 1991-1990s
Bruyère, Rev. Jacques, S.J. (1924-2009) -- Kateri Tekakwitha vice postulator (Canada), 1990-2008; Kateri Centre director, 1990-2008; 50th ordination anniversary, 1992; Blessed relics and rosaries, Kahnawaké, 2006
Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration Day (November 11) -- Canandaigua, New York, 1989
Chaput, Bishop Charles J., O.F.M. Cap. (1944-)(Potawatomi) -- Ordination as bishop, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1988; guest speaker, Syracuse, New York, 1989; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1986-2012
Clinton, U.S. President Bill (1946-) -- Denver, Colorado, August, 1993 (World Youth Day)
Cody, Iron Eyes (a.k.a. Espera O. de Corti)(1904-1999) -- Auriesville, 1979; Tekakwitha Conference national meeting, 1985
Constantino, Thomas B. (-1988) -- 1970s-1980s; Noteworthy Co. 25th anniversary, Amsterdam, New York, 1979; Tekakwitha Conference national meeting, 1985
Cook, Elaine (Mohawk) -- 1970s-1980s
Cook, Dr. Solomon (1920-)(Mohawk) -- 50th anniversary in Knights of Columbus, Akwesasne, 2009; 50th wedding anniversary, Akwesasne, 2009
Cyr, Rev. Louis, S.J. -- Kahnawaké pastor, 1990-2010s
Davis, Sr. Gloria Ann, S.B.S. (Choctaw-Navajo) -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s-1990s
Drexel, St. Katharine, S.B.S. (1858-1955) --
Beatification (November 20, 1988) -- Vatican City/ Rome (Pope John Paul II), 1988; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988
Feast Day (March 3) -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010
Duchesne, St. Rose Philippe, R.S.C.J. (1769-1852) -- Canonization (July 3, 1988) -- Vatican City/ Rome (Pope John Paul II), 1988
Dulles, Cardinal R. Avery, S.J. (1918-2008) -- Funeral, Auriesville, 2009
Egan, Rev. Thomas F., S.J. (1920-1994) -- Auriesville shrine director, 1970s-1981; St. Regis Mission pastor, 1990s
Eucharistic Congress -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1976; Québec, Québec, 2008
Fatima Shrine, Our Lady of, Lewiston, New York -- Kateri Tekakwitha statue dedication, 2008
Finkbonner, Jacob (2000-)(Lummi) and family -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 2006, 2012
Fleig, Rev. Ronald L., S.J. (1931-1986) -- Auriesville, 1970s; Akwesasne, 1980s; funeral, Akwesasne, 1986
Fonda -- Indian weekends (May & September-October), 1971-2012; Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day (U.S.), 1975-2012
Galvan, Rev. Michael (Ohlone) -- Tekakwitha Conference acting executive director, 1992; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s-1990s
Ganondagon (Seneca) historic site, Victor, New York -- 2000
George, Chief Henry J. (1919-1991)(Mohawk) -- 1970s-1991; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s
Grassman, Rev. Thomas, O.F.M. Conv. (19xx-1970) -- New Mexico vacation, undated (1920s-1930s)
Guadalupe Shrine, Our Lady of, Mexico City, Mexico -- 1978
Hascall, Rev. John Sassagagijiweinini, O.F.M. Cap. (193x-)(Ojibwa) -- Tekakwitha Conference Board of Directors Chair, 1986-1989; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1970s-2010s
Hassenplug, Sarah (-1989?) (Mohawk) -- 1970s-1980s; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s
Hatcher, Rev. John E., S.J. -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1970s-2010s
Hemauer, Rev. Gilbert F., O.F.M. Cap. -- Tekakwitha Conference executive director, 1979-1989; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1979-1989
Hobday, Sr. José, O.S.F. (Seneca) -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1970s-1980s
Hofmann, Br. Berard, O.F.M. Conv. -- Fonda shrine director, 1989-1996
Jacobs, Rev. Michael Karhaienton, S.J. (1902-1988)(Mohawk) -- Appreciation celebration, Akwesasne, 1980
Jesuit martyrs (Canada/ U.S.): St. Jean de Brebeuf, S.J. (1593-1649), St. Noel Chabanel, S.J. (-1649), St. Antoine Daniel, S.J. (-1648), St. Charles Garnier, S.J. (-1649), St. Rene Goupil, S.J. (-1642), St. Isaac Jogues, S.J. (1607-1646), St. Jean de Lalande, S.J. (-1646), and St. Gabriel Lalemant, S.J. (-1649) --
Background -- undated (17th c.-1920s) [photographers unknown; compiled by Rev. John J. Wynne, S.J.]
Beatification -- Vatican City/ Rome (Pope Pius XI), 1925 [photographers unknown; compiled by Rev. John J. Wynne, S.J.]
Feast Day (Canada, September 26/ U.S., October 19) -- Auriesville, 1982; Midland, Ontario (Pope John Paul II), 1984
John Paul II, Pope (1920-2005) --
Beatifications/ canonizations -- see -- Drexel, St. Katharine; Duchesne, St. Rose Philippe; Tekakwitha, St. Kateri
Papal visits -- Des Moines, Iowa, 1979; Canada (St. John's, Newfoundland, Halifax, Nova Scotia, St. Anne de Beaupré/ Montréal, Québec, Midland, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories, Ottawa, Ontario), 1984; Phoenix, Arizona, 1987; Denver, Colorado, August, 1993 (World Youth Day); Toronto, Ontario, 2002 (World Youth Day)
Kahnawaké -- see -- Mohawk Indians
Kenny, Rev. Kevin, O.F.M. Conv. -- Fonda Shrine director, 1996-20xx
Laghi, Cardinal Pio (19xx-2009), U.S. Apostolic Nuncio -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s
Lavigne, Rev. Gérald, S.J. -- Akwesasne pastor, 1990s-2010s
Lazare, Albert (Mohawk) -- 1970s-2010s
Lazare, Eileen (Mohawk) -- 1970s-2010s
Lazore, Bernice (Mohawk) -- 1970s-2010s
Lenz, Monsignor Paul A. (1925-) -- Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions director, 1976-2007; Kateri Tekakwitha vice postulator (U.S.), 2007-2012; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1970s-2012; 50th ordination anniversary, Gallitzin, Pennsylvania, 1999
Martyrs Shrine, Midland, Ontario -- Martyrs Feast Day (Canada, September 26), 1984 (Pope John Paul II); see also -- Jesuit martyrs
Marzolf, Rev. John G., S.J. -- Auriesville shrine director, 1996-2000s
Madlon, Rev. Daniel, O.S.B. -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1970s-1990s
Maudlin, Rev. Stanislaus, O.S.B. -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1970s-2010s
McBride, Rev. Joseph S., S.J. (1916-1988) -- Kateri Tekakwitha vice postulator (U.S.), 1970s-1988; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s; Tuscarora Indian Reservation, 1978; 50th Ordination Anniversary, Auriesville, 1985
McCauley, Marlene -- Kahnawaké, 1992; Washington, D.C., 2004
Mitchell, Sr. Kateri, S.S.A. (1940-)(Mohawk) -- Tekakwitha Conference executive director, 1998-2012; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s-2012; Honorary doctorate, Buffalo, New York, 2006
Mohawk Indians --
Caughnawaga historic site, Fonda, 1975-2010s
Festivals -- Akwesasne/ Kahnawaké, 1975-2012 [Kahnawaké festivals = October 1973; October 1989; March 1995; May 2002; June 2006?]
Ossernenon historic site, Auriesville, 1975-2010s
Pilgrimages/ Indian Weekends -- Auriesville/ Fonda, 1975-2010s
Various -- St. Lucy's Church, Syracuse, New York, 1989-2003
See also -- Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration Day
Murphy, Bishop Thomas J. -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1970s-1980s
Onondaga Indians -- Exhibit of historic liturgical gifts from British Queen Anne (1665-1714) to Episcopalian Onondaga Indians (loaned by St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Albany), St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Syracuse, New York, 1990; see also -- Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration Day
Paret, Rev. John J., S.J. (1919-2006) -- Kateri Tekakwitha vice postulator (U.S.), 1989-2006; Auriesville shrine director, 1989-1996; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s-2000s; funeral, Auriesville, 2006
Paysse, Rev. W. Carroll (19xx-) -- Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions director, 2007-2010s; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 2007-2010s
Peck, Dr. Cyrus E., Jr. -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s
Pelotte, Bishop Donald E., S.S.S. (1945-2010)(Abenaki) -- Ordination as bishop, Gallup, New Mexico, 1986; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1986-2010
Pretty on Top, Burton (Crow) -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s-1990s
St. Anne de Beaupré -- Festivals, 1970s-2000s; Kateri Tekakwitha statue dedication, 1975; 1982; 1984 (Pope John Paul II); 2007
St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, New York -- 1979
Sands, Rev. M. Henry (1956-)(Ojibwa-Ottawa-Potawatomi) -- Priesthood ordination, Detroit/ Algonac, Michigan, 2005 [includes photography by Gregory Shamus]; Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 2005-2012
San Juan Capistrano Mission Basilica -- San Juan Capistrano, California, 1978
Savard, Brother Eustache, S.J. (1900-1990) -- St. Regis Mission, 1970s-1987; 80th birthday, Akwesasne, 1980
Savilla, Rev. Edmund (Taos) -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1970s-1980s
Scheuerman, Anne M. (1927-) -- Pilgrimages/ vacations with Kateri Tekakwitha -- Alaska, 1992; Barcelona, Spain, 1983; Canada/ North Pole, 1987, St. Anne de Beaupré, 2007; Mexico City, Mexico, 1978; Montserrat, 1983; San Juan Capistrano, California, 1978
Schultz, Rev. Ronald, O.F.M. Conv. -- Fonda shrine director, 1970s-1981; 50th ordination anniversary, 1989?
Smithsonian Indian Museum -- Grand opening, 2004; Honor wall dedication (with Kateri Tekakwitha inscription), 2005; Tekakwitha Conference national meeting, 2007
Solomon, Sr. Eva, O.S.F. (Ojibwa) -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s-1990s
Steele, Theresa Ann (Algonquin) -- 1980s-2010s
Sun Rhodes, Ernest (Arapaho) -- Tekakwitha Conference national meetings, 1980s
Tekakwitha, St. Kateri (1656-1680)(Algonquin-Mohawk) --
Background -- undated (17th c.-1920s) [photographers unknown; lantern-slide lecture compiled by Rev. John J. Wynne, S.J.]
Beatification (Jun2 22, 1980) -- Vatican City/ Rome (Pope John Paul II), 1980, Washington, D.C., 1980
Blessing relics & rosaries -- Kahnawaké, 2006
Canonization (October 21, 2012) -- Vatican/ Rome (Pope Benedict XVI), 2012; Washington, D.C., 2013
Feast Day (Canada, April 17/ U.S., July 14) -- Akwesasne, Auriesville, Fonda, Kahnawaké, etc., 1975-2012
Monologues & plays -- Mary Eunice Spagnola, 1960s-1990s; Julie Degonzack Daniels (Mohawk), 1980s-2000s; Theresa Ann Steele (Algonquin), 1980s-2010s; Julienne Montour (Mohawk), 1990s; Skaseniio Ransom (Mohawk), 1990s; Robin Francisco (Mohawk?), 2000s; Mohawk youth, 1975-2010s
Painting by Rev. Claude Chauchetiere, S.J., undated (1680s) -- 2002
300th anniversary of Baptism -- Akwesasne, Fonda, 1976
300th anniversary of First Communion -- Akwesasne, 1977
Statue dedications -- St. Anne de Beaupré, 1975; Montréal, Québec, 1982; Pittsford, New York, 1987; Akwesasne, 1987; Immaculate Conception Basilica, 1992; Lewiston, New York, 2008
Monologues & plays (National/ regional meetings) -- see -- Tekakwitha, St. Kateri
National meetings -- Yankton, South Dakota, 1979; Denver, Colorado, 1980; Collegeville, Minnesota, 1983; Phoenix, Arizona, 1984; Syracuse, New York, 1985; Bozeman, Montana, 1986; Phoenix, Arizona, 1987; Bozeman, Montana, 1988; Fargo, North Dakota, 1989; Tucson, Arizona, 1990; Norman, Oklahoma, 1991; Orono, Maine, 1992; Seattle, Washington, 1993; Bemidji, Minnesota, 1994; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1997; Spokane, Washington, 1999; Lincoln, Nebraska, 2000; San Diego, California, 2001; Lansing, Michigan, 2002; Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2003; El Paso, Texas, 2004; Tucson, Arizona, 2005; Seattle, Washington, 2006; Baltimore, Maryland, 2007; Edmonton, Alberta, 2008; Raleigh, North Carolina, 2009; Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2010; Tucson, Arizona, 2011; Albany, New York, 2012; no photography, 1981-1982, 1995-1996, 1998
Northeast regional meetings -- Akwesasne, 1983; Syracuse, New York, 1984; Fonda, 1989
Tuscarora Indians -- Tonawanda, New York, 1977 (series 1-3, negatives 7436-7441); Tuscarora Indian Reservation, New York, 1978; see also -- Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration Day
Weiss, Rev. Nicholas, O.F.M. Conv. -- Fonda shrine director, 1982-1988
World Youth Day -- Denver, Colorado, 1993 (Pope John Paul II, U.S. President Bill Clinton); Toronto, Ontario, 2002 (Pope John Paul II)
Anne M. Scheuerman Motion Picture, Video, and Sound Recordings, Series 2.
Sub-series 2-2, Video Recordings: Mostly events honoring St. Kateri in New York State plus visits of Pope John Paul II in Canada, a Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia, activities honoring Rev. Thomas Egan, S.J., and the Seat of Wisdom Conference with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., in __. This sub-series includes some items reformatted from sub-series 2-1 originals.
Sub-series 2-3, : Short audio cassette recordings from events honoring St. Kateri at Aurieville, which on the cassette label is identified as the "National Kateri Center". Anne Scheuerman produced "Celebrate Kateri" whereas professional producers created the other items.
Notes for 15 slide lectures and photo shoots plus a 2013 National Tekakwitha Conference fund-raising calendar with pictures by Anne Scheuerman from the canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Vatican City/ Rome. The slide lecture notes are identified above under series 1-5.