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Sound recordings of interviews and related doctoral dissertation on Saint Joseph's Indian Industrial School, Keshena, Wisconsin, a Catholic mission school on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

Gift of Sarah Shillinger, 1996. Processed by Mark G. Thiel, CA (Certified Archivist), 1997.

Historical Note

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, operated the Saint Joseph's School from 1883-1980, which closed in 1980. The interview respondents were former students (members of the Menominee tribe) or teachers (Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet); one respondent was both.

Scope and Content

The collection includes the interviews in two sound formats: micro and audio cassettes. A photocopy of the dissertation is included in the collection.

One interview is restricted until 2021.


More Related Resources

  • Christianity and Native America: Checklist to all Marquette Native Catholic collections plus access to detailed information about them including genealogical records; access to digital image collections and The Indian Sentinel historic magazine online; information for educators about Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and her Native Catholic followers.

  • Guides to Catholic-Related Records about Native Americans in the United States: Over 1,000 repository entries in PDF format to help genealogists and historical researchers find the records they need on American Indians and Alaskan Natives. The entries provide contact information on the repositories, brief descriptions about the records, the Native groups served, and the associated Catholic organizations. Many of the entries include institutional chronologies to explain the history of the records.

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Tekakwitha Conference National Center

U.S. Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops > Cultural Diversity in the Church



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