GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Tennessee: TN-3

Catholic Church. Diocese of Memphis. Archives
The Catholic Center
5825 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, TN 38134

Phone: 901-373-1218

Email: See website

http://www.cdom.org/CatholicDiocese.php?op=Archives

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: The Diocese of Memphis was erected for western Tennessee from territory in the Diocese of Nashville, 1970. Memphis established an Office of Multicultural Ministry with a Native American subcommittee and has served the following parishes and a school with some Native American (e.g. Cherokee, Shawnee) parishioners:

1970s-present

Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Church, Memphis

1970s-present

Holy Rosary Church, Memphis

1970s-present

Nativity Church, Memphis/ Bartlett

1970s-present

St. Michael Church, Memphis

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: 3 series with records.

 

1/ Office of Multicultural Ministry

Inclusive dates: 1970s-ongoing

Volume: Few folders

Description: Records (e.g. correspondence, clippings, notes, photographs) regarding the Native American subcommittee.

 

/2 Parish files

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Few items possible

Description: Records (e.g. correspondence, clippings, notes, photographs) regarding Native American parishioners:

A. Memphis, Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Church

B. Memphis, Holy Rosary Church

C. Memphis/ Bartlett, Nativity Church

D. Memphis, St. Michael Church

 

/3 Sacramental records: Contact the parishes.

 

/4 Diocesan newspaper

Inclusive dates: 1970s-ongoing

Volume: Occasional articles possible

Description: Print holdings of the weekly West Tennessee Catholic, http://www.cdom.org/CatholicDiocese.php?op=COM_WTC, which has been archived online, 2014-present.

 

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.

New2017

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives