GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Maryland: MD-8

Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Washington. Archives
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center (physical address)
5001 Eastern Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20782

P.O. Box 29260 (postal address)
Washington, DC 20017-0260

Phone: 301-853-5316

Email: archives@adw.org

http://adw.org/

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: Washington was erected as the Archdiocese of Washington-Baltimore, 1939, which separated from Baltimore, 1947. The Washington Archdiocese comprises the District of Columbia and nearby counties in Maryland. Washington and its predecessors have served the following parishes and a school with Native Americans:

1640-present (Washington, 1947-present)

St. Mary Church (Piscataway), Clinton/ Piscataway, Maryland

1875-present (Washington, 1947-present)

St. John the Evangelist Church (Piscataway), Clinton, Maryland

1980s-present

Elizabeth Ann Seton High School (e.g. Maya, Piscataway), Bladensburg, Maryland

1980s-present

St. Ambrose Church (Maya), Cheverly, Maryland

1980s-present

St. Ann Church (Maya), Washington, D.C.

1980s-present

St. Catherine Labouré Church, Wheatland, Maryland

1980s-present

St. John the Evangelist Church (Maya), Clinton, Maryland

1980s-present

St. Michael the Archangel Church (Maya), Silver Spring, Maryland

1980s-present

Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus Church (Maya), Rockville, Maryland

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 19th century-present

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: At least 1 series with records.

 

/1. Parish and School files

Inclusive dates: 19th century-present

Volume: Several records within at least 8 folders

Description: Records (e.g. correspondence, notes, photographs) regarding Native American parishioners and/or students:

A. Bladensburg, Elizabeth Ann Seton High School, 1980s-present

B. Cheverly, St. Ambrose Church, 1980s-present

C. Clinton, St. John the Evangelist Church, 1875-present

D. Clinton [Piscataway], St. Mary Church, 1640-present

E. Rockville, Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus Church, 1980s-present

F. Silver Spring, St. Michael the Archangel Church, 1980s-present

G. Washington, St. Ann Church, 1980s-present

H. Wheatland, St. Catherine Labouré Church, 1980s-present

 

/2. Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) are administered by the parishes.

 

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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Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives