Still photography and sound recordings from the Tekakwitha Conference annual national meetings since 2011; and the Official Kateri Tekakwitha Canonization Pilgrimage and related Native Catholic activities in the U.S., Italy, and Vatican City, 2012-2013. Also included are activities of the Arizona-based Little Servants of the Cross, a community of women religious, 2011-2012; and a national Pro-Life rally, Washington, D.C., 2013.
Gift of Herman D. Ray, 2012-. Processed by Mark G. Thiel, C.A. (Certified Archivist), 2013-[ongoing].
Herman D. Ray (1964- ) is a member of the Salt River Pima Tribe of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona. At his mother’s invitation he attended his first Tekakwitha Conference in 2007. This came after winning a struggle over drug and alcohol addiction he credited to the power of intercessory prayer to Blessed Kateri. At the 2010 Tekekwitha Conference, he interned under the official Conference photographer, Anne M. Scheuerman, who he succeeded the following year. In addition to the Conference, he photographs other Native Catholic events in Arizona as well, and has been nicknamed “Pima Joe” by Sister Clissene Lewis, L.S.C. Ray's successful battle with addiction is noted in “First Native American Woman to be Canonized Oct. 21: Kateri Tekakwitha Lily of the Mohawks”, by Joyce Coronel, The Catholic Sun, August 31, 2012.
Scope and Content
The collection comprised photography from the Tekakwitha Conference annual national meetings and local Native Catholic events in Arizona. The folders are arranged in chronological order with each folder containing the retained images from one day that in turn, are arranged in the order captured with sequential numbers. Missing sequential numbers represent the deleted images not retained.
All digital images are identified according to the following protocol. Any “description” is an optional working extension that is not a permanent part of the identifier.
MUA_HDRyymmdd-000.description, e.g. MUA_HDR110720-004.katerishrine MUA_HDRyymmdd-000, e.g. MUA_HDR120721-324
All electronic formats are located off-line (G > Digital Projects > Mss) whereas the paper formats, photographic prints, and digital discs are located in box 1.
The images in electronic form (series 1-1) precede the same images on CD-Rom and the photographic prints for which no scans have been received. All digital images are identified by three digit image numbers within each folder. To the extent possible, all notable events and principal persons are identified with places and dates. Assistance has been provided by the photographer, fellow subjects within the images, and members of the Tekakwitha Conference host committees.
The sound recordings correspond to select images, which the photographer captured simultaneously while documenting events.
This series contains all contextual and specific documentation of images in paper formats.