GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
New York: NY-26
Sisters of St. Joseph. Watertown, New York
1425 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Email: See website
Hours: See website
Access: Some restrictions apply
Copying facilities: Yes
History: Sisters of St. Joseph from Buffalo, New York, made their first foundation in Watertown, 1880, and established Mater Dei College in Ogdensburg, 1960-2000 (closed). Under Sister Mary Christine, S.S.J., they served the Mohawk community at St. Regis Mission:
Sisters of St. Joseph from Mater Dei College established a branch campus in St. Regis [Akwesasne], Quebec and Hogansburg [Akwesasne] New York, where they taught college courses
Sisters of St. Joseph established Partridge House, St. Regis [Akwesasne], an alcohol and chemical dependency recovery program, and supported the development of the St Regis Mohawk Health Services and the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Center for parish activities
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans (presumed): Pertain to Mater Dei College and their outreach ministry to St. Regis Mission, St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, St. Regis [Akwesasne], Quebec, and Hogansburg, New York.
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.