Volume 2: Midwest United States
Illinois: IL-4

DePaul University. Special Collections and Archives
John T. Richardson Library 
2350 North Kenmore Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: 773-325-7864

Email: See website


Hours: See website

Access: Some restrictions apply

Copying facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1812-1843, 1999-ongoing

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Description: The “DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives,” of the Vincentians Midwest and Western Provinces

History: Founded in France, 1625, the Vincentians or Congregation of the Mission, made their first U.S. foundation, 1818, and established its Midwest Province, 1888, and its Western Province, 1975. Thereafter, the Vincentians returned to their missionary focus, withdrew from their well-established parishes and schools, and their Western Province accepted new missionary assisgnments, which included missions and parishes among Native Americans in Arizona that the Franciscans had founded and administered previously:


St. Jude Mission (Hopi, Navajo), Tuba City, Navajo Reservation, Arizona


Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Navajo), Page, Arizona


St. Joseph Mission (Hopi, Navajo), Keams Canyon, Hopi Reservation, Arizona


Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission (Navajo), Kayenta, Navajo Reservation, Arizona


De Paul became the archival repository for the Midwest Province, 2001, and the Western Province, 2010.


/1 Midwest Province

Inclusive dates: 1827-1843, 1953, 1999

Volume: Few items


  1. “Bishop Joseph Rosati, C.M. (1798-1843) Papers,” 1812-1843, few items within ca. .8 cubic foot; 1827-1843, re: Multiple requests for missionaries from Salish Indian delegations in Montana to Bishop Rosati of St. Louis and their fulfillment by Rev. Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J., and Jesuits
  2. “Personnel Records” of Rev. John Q. O’Connell, C.M. (1921–1999), 1953, 1999; 1 folder; re: biographical sheet, news clipping, correspondence, photograph, and obituary from his funeral, which noted his pastoral work with Native Americans and the Kateri Circle of Colorado.


/2 Western Province: Arizona Missions and Parishes Collection

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot

Inclusive dates: 1998-ongoing

Description: News clippings, correspondence, photography, and an anniversary booklet pertaining to St. Joseph Mission, Keams Canyon, Arizona.


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.


Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette Archives