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Diocese of Alexandria LOUISIANA, ALEXANDRIA
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Tekakwitha Conference National Center 2225 North Bolton Avenue Alexandria, Louisiana 71301 Phone 318-483-3908 http://www.tekconf.org
Bishop Aloysius Muench founded the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, North Dakota, which became an annual meeting supporting the pastoral mission of Northern Plains Indian missionaries While retaining a predominantly Great Plains character, the Tekakwitha Conference reorganized into a national association with an annual meeting and other events supporting the spiritual needs of Native American Catholics The character of the Tekakwitha Conference became universally Native American with substantial Southwest membership and influence. It established a national center, located first in Bozeman, and then in Great Falls, Montana Marquette University became the archival repository for the Tekakwitha Conference The Tekakwitha Conference national center relocated to Alexandria, Louisiana
Holdings of Catholic-related records about Native Americans: The Tekakwitha Conference retains its current records only and regularly transfers its non-current archival records to the Marquette University, Special Collections and Archives Department: http://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/Mss/TC/TC-main.shtml. As separate collections, Marquette also holds the photography of its official photographers, Anne M. Scheuerman, 1979-2012, and Herman D. Ray, 2011-: http://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/Mss/AMS/AMS-main.shtml, http://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/Mss/HDR/HDR-main.shtml. Since 2011, the Marquette Archives has captured the Tekakwitha Conference website twice a year via Archive-It, a subscription-based vendor. Archived on the website is its magazine, Cross and Feathers, 2012-. For issues before 2012, contact the Marquette Archives.