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Additional Resources

Many of the resources, primary and secondary materials regarding the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet may be found at these sites:

1. Sisters of St. Joseph's Archives, St. Mary's Hosptital, and the Diocese of Tucson
2. Mt. St. Mary's College in Los Angeles, California has copies of some dissertations
3. Salpointe's letters are in the Archives of the Diocese of Tucson and some on the Carondelete Archives in St. Louis, Missouri.
4. Microfilm in the Arizona Historical Society has early articles in newspapers.



Carondelet Archives, records from the St. Louis Province.

Corrigan, Sister Monica, Arizona Missioners Who Went to Arizona in 1873.

Catholic Bureau of Indian Missions Archives, records and letters from Arizona Indian Agencies and Inspectors.

Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior, Washington D.C., 1873.

Letter of J. F. Daniels, U.S. Indian Inspector to Hon. E. R. Smith, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Washington, D.C., November 2, 1874.

Letter of Indian Agent, John W. Cornyn, to the Hon. E. P. Smith, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Washington, D.C., September 14, 1875.

Provincial Archives, records from the Western Province

Duffy, Sister Aquinas, Letter to Bishop Gerke (circa 1924)


de Sales, Sister Anna 1935.

Lavin, Sister Mary Thomas.

Smith , Sister Bernadette.

St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center Archives, records of the Sisters in Arizona including Fort Yuma, historical hospital records, copies of dissertations, and records from provincial archives and from San Xavier.

Tucson Diocesan Archives, records and letters

Salpointe, J. B., Letter to Les Missions Catholique, May 31, 1873.


Dyke, Father George, The History of Catholic Education in Arizona, Catholic University of America, 1951.

Smith, Sister Ann Ceclia Smith, Educational Activities of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in the Western Province, 1870-1903, Catholic University of America, 1953.


The Arizona Citizen, February 22, 1873.


Briggs, L. Vernon, Arizona, 1882.

Salpointe, J. B. Identified as a Missionary of Arizona A Brief Sketch of the Mission of San Xavier del Bac, 1880.

Savage, Sister M. Lucida, The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 2nd ed., St. Louis, Mo: B. Herder Co., 1927.

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