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Catholic Mission of Fond du Lac records

 Collection
Identifier: S2216

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials on the history of the Catholic Mission and Catholic churches established to minister to Ojibwe people in the area of the Fond du Lac reservation near Cloquet, Minnesota. Materials were compiled by Father Alban Fruth of Holy Family Church in Cloquet in the late 1970s.

The collection includes a short history of the Mission written by Fr. Fruth; a 1978 census of the three Catholic churches in the area - Holy Family in Cloquet, Sts. Mary and Joseph in Sawyer, and St. Patrick's in Brookston; and a 1977 tri-parish pictorial directory that includes photographs of parishoners. The collection also contains copy prints of photographs including a 1908 group portrait at Holy Family Church; individual portraits of clergy; interior and exterior views of the old Sts. Mary and Joseph Church building; and two images of early parishoners Joe Posey, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Petite, Mrs. Shotley, Nancy Houle, and Mary Jackson.

Dates

  • 1908-1978
  • Majority of material found in 1908, 1977-1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Catholic Mission of Fond du Lac was established to serve Ojibwe people in the are of the Fond du Lac reservation near Cloquet, Minnesota. It eventually included three churches: Holy Family in Cloquet, St. Patrick's in Brookston, and Sts. Mary and Joseph in Sawyer.

Extent

1.00 folders

Language of Materials

Undetermined

Abstract

Contains materials on the history of the Catholic Mission and Catholic churches established to minister to Ojibwe people in the area of the Fond du Lac reservation near Cloquet, Minnesota. Materials were compiled by Father Alban Fruth of Holy Family Church in Cloquet in the late 1970s.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.

Title
Guide to the Catholic Mission of Fond du Lac records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526