Inventory of the Brother Henry F.S.C., Microfilm Collection of Early Roman Catholic California

Tammi Kim
William H. Hannon Library
Loyola Marymount University
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Los Angeles, CA 90045-8200
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Brother Henry, F.S.C., Microfilm Collection of Early Roman Catholic California

Collection number: 095

William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Tammi Kim
Date complete:
In progress
Encoded by:
Tammi Kim
© 2011 Loyola Marymount University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Brother Henry, F.S.C., Microfilm Collection of Early Roman Catholic California
Dates: 1826-1970
Collection number: 095
Creator: Henry, Brother, F.S.C.
Collection Size: 3 boxes
Repository: Loyola Marymount University. William H. Hannon Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: Series One of the collection consists of forty-three microfilm reels of California mission registers from the 19th and 20th century as created by Brother Henry, F.S.C.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection:English,Spanish,Latin.

Access

Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Series number, Box and Reel number, Brother Henry F.S.C. microfilm collection of Early Roman Catholic California, 95, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Biography / Administrative History

Brother Henry, F.S.C., of the De La Salle Institute in Napa, California, was responsible for the creation of this collection, which consists of early California mission registers on 35mm microfilm reels.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Brother Henry, F.S.C., Microfilm Collection of Early Roman Catholic California consists of microfilm reels of early California mission registers that a Brother Henry, F.S.C., of the De La Salle Institute in Napa, California, filmed. Brother Henry began the project sometime in the late 1960s and continued microfilming registers into the 1970s. Mission registers include Baptismal (Bautismos), Burials (Difuntos), and Marriages (Matrimonios) Registers. The collection is arranged by each mission or church on the series level; only Series 1, Los Angeles Plaza Church, is open to researchers. The dates of the content found in the microfilm reels of Series One range from 1826 to the 1970s.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Plaza Church, (Los Angeles, Calif.)
California missions
Catholic Church--Missions--California--History--19th century.
Catholic Church--Missions--California.
Church records and registers


Box and Reel List

 

Series 1 Los Angeles Plaza Church Registers 1826-1970

Series size: 2.4 linear feet

Scope and Content

Original dates of parish registers span the years 1826 to 1970. Brother Henry began to microfilm parish registers starting in the early 1960s. Series One contains forty-three reels of 35mm microfilm containing parish registers from the Plaza Church (Our Lady Queen of Angels, Nuestra Señora de los Angeles) in Los Angeles, California, photographed by Brother Henry, F.S.C. The extent of the reels for Series 1: Los Angeles Plaza Churc include: primarily baptism registers, burial registers, and marriage registers. It is on this basis that the Plaza Church series has been divided into three subseries: Subseries A: Baptisms; Subseries B: Burials; Subseries C: Marriages.
In addition to listing names and dates each register includes a full alphabetical index of names. Researchers should note that registers are referred to as "books" or "libros" throughout the reels as noted by the title page found at the beginning of each register. Registers are handwritten primarily in Spanish with some records written in English. The readability of registers varies throughout due to quality of photograph or original registers. Some reels contain registers pertaining to different activities (e.g., Baptisms and Marriages on the same reel, or, Marriages and Burials on the same reel).
Researchers should note that Brother Henry did include a typed cover page to aid in the microfilming indicating the type and book number at the beginning of each register. Brother Henry also included photographs of affidavits for Baptism Register 6, Marriage Registers 1 and 2. Affidavits were included to verify changes or corrections for names and dates.
Additional resources included in the reels include postcards of the Our Lady Queen of Angels, a printed page from a book (''Privelegia et Facultates pro Jubilaeo…''), registers unrelated to the Plaza Church such as: records from Mission de San Carlos, scans from "Out West,"scans from "Westways" magazine, records from Saint Rose Academy in San Francisco (1976-1981), and pages from Cathedral High’s yearbook.
 

Subseries A. Baptisms, 1826-1970

Box: 1 : 1

Postcards of Old Mission Plaza Church, Register 1 with no index(March 1826-December 1848), Register 2(December 1848-April 1857)

Box: 1 : 2

Register 2 continued from 1 : 1 with index(June 1858-1864)

Box: 1 : 3

Register 3 with index(June 1858-December 1864), Index for Register 4, Register 5 with index(February 1872-October 1880), Register 6 with index(October 1880-September 1889), Page from unidentified Latin publication

Box: 1 : 4

Register 6 continued from 1 : 3(June 1889-December 1901)

Box: 1 : 5

Register 7 with index(November 1901-November 1905), Register 8 with index(January 1906-December 1910), Register 9 with index(January 1911-October 1912)

Box: 1 : 7

Register 9 with index(January 1911-October 1912), Register 10 with index(November 1912-March 1914), Register 11 with index(March 1914-November 1915), Register 13 with index(July 1917-October 1918), Register 14 with index(October 1918-December 1919), Register 15 with index(December 1919-June 1920)

Box: 1 : 8

Photos from Out West magazine (Volume XXVI, 1907) Pages from WestWays magazine (Volume 48, No. 12,1956) with maps listing different California missions, Records from Mission de San Carlos – Monterey, Calif. (Libro de Dispensas Matrimoniales y Diligencias Matrimoniales – Angelo Delfino Casanova –1870– Parroquia de San Carlos)*, Handwritten letter on the ''Gran Canal of Redman'', Plaza Church Baptismal Register(December 1888), Register 15 with index(December 1919-November 1920), Note: Mission de San Carlos records are written in Latin, filmed upside down, and are of poor readability. Content on this reel mainly include matrimonial and financial accounting registers.

Box: 1 : 9

Index for Register 7 and affidavits, Handwritten letter by Brother Henry, Register 16 with index(November 1920-June 1921),

Box: 1 : 10

Register 17 with index(June 1921-February 1922), Pages fromApril 1962issue of WestWays magazine Register 18 with index(February 1922-November 1922), Register 19 with index(November 1922-June 1923), Register 20 with index(June 1923-August 1923)

Box: 1 : 11

Register 20 continued from 1 : 10(August 1923-January 1924), Register 21 with index(January 1924-April 1924)

Box: 1 : 12

Register 21 continued from 1: 11(May 1924-July 1924), Register 22 with index(July 1924-December 1924), Register 23 index

Box: 1 : 13

Register 23 with partial index(December 1924-June 1925), Register 24 with index(June 1925-December 1925), Register 25 with index (December 1925-January 1926)

Box: 1 : 14

Register 25 continued from 1 : 13(January 1926), Register 26(January 1926-June 1926), Handwritten list of Baptismal Record Registers (16-26), Register 27(December 1926-May 1927)

Box: 1 : 15

Register 27 continued from 1 : 14(May 1927-July 1927), Updated handwritten list of Baptismal Record Registers from 1: 14 (16-28), Register 28 with index(July 1927-February 1928), Register 29 with index(February 1928-September 1928), Register 30 with index(September 1928-May 1929), Register 31 with index(May 1929-January 1930), Register 32 with index(January 1930-October 1930), Register 33 with index(October 1930-September 1931), Partial Register 34(September 1931)

Box: 1 : 16

Register 34 (no index)(September 1931-December 1932), Register 35 with index(December 1932-May 1934), Register 36 with index(May 1934-October 1935), Register 37 with index(October 1935-December 1936), Register 38 with index(January 1937-April 1938), Register 39 with index(April 1938-July 1939), Register 40 with index(July 1939-April 1940)

Box: 2 : 1

Three copies of a baptismal affidavit, Register 40 continued from 1 : 16(February 1940-August 1940), Register 41 with index (September 1940-November 1941), Handwritten letter by Brother Henry, Register 42 with index(November 1941-November 1942), Register 43 with index(November 1942-September 1943), Register 44 with index(September 1943-June 1944), Register 46 with index(April 1945-December 1945)

Box: 2 : 2

Register 47 with index(February 1946-November 1946), Register 48 with partial index(November 1946-December 1946)

Box: 2 : 7

Register 48 with index(November 1946-June 1947), Register 49 with index(June 1947-February 1948), Register 50 with index(February 1948-August 1948), Register 51 with index(August 1948-January 1949), Register 53 with index(May 1949-October 1949), Register 54 with index(October 1949-November 1949)

Box: 2 : 8

Records for Saint Rose Academy in San Francisco from1976-1981, Register 54 continued from 2:7(November 1949-February 1950), Register 55 with index(February 1950-June 1950), Register 56 with index(June 1950-October 1950), Register 57 with index(October 1950-March 1951), Register 58 with index (July 1951-October 1951)

Box: 2 : 9

Repeats Register 54 through Register 58 from 2 : 8, Register 59, Register 60 1949-1950

Box: 2 : 10

Register 60(November 1951-February 1952)Register 61 with index(February 1952-May 1952), Register 62 with index(May 1952-September 1952), Register 63 with index(September 1952-December 1952), Register 64 with index(December 1952-April 1953), Register 65 with index(April 1953-June 1953), Register 66 with index(June 1953-September 1953),

Box: 2 : 11

Register 66 continued from 2:10(September 1953), Register 67 with index(September 1953-April 1954), Register 68 with index(April 1954-July 1954), Register 69 with index(July 1954-October 1954), Register 70 with index(October 1954-December 1954), Register 71 with index(December 1954-March 1955), Register 72 with index(March 1955-April 1955)

Box: 2 : 12

Register 72 continued from 2 : 11(April 1955-June 1955), Register 73 with index(June 1955-August 1955), Register 74 with index(August 1955-November 1955), Register 75 with index(November 1955-January 1956), Register 76 with index(January 1956-June 1956), Register 77 with index(June 1956-August 1956)

Box: 2 : 13

Register 77 continued from 2:12(September 1956-November 1956), Register 78 with index(November 1956-April 1957), Register 79 with index(April 1957-August 1957), Register 80 with index(August 1957-November 1957)

Box: 2 : 14

Register 80 continued from 2 : 13(November 1957-December 1957), Register 81 with index(December 1957-May 1958), Register 82 with index(May 1958-September 1958), Register 83 with index(September 1958-January 1959), Register 84 with index only

Box: 2 : 15

Register 84 with index(January 1959-May 1959), Register 85 with index(May 1959-September 1959), Register 86 with index(September 1959-December 1959), Register 87 with index(December 1959-January 1960)

Box: 2 : 16

Register 87 continued from 2 : 15(January 1960-April 1960) Register 88 with index(April 1960-August 1960), Register 89 with index(August 1960-December 1960), Register 90 with index(December 1960-February 1961),

Box: 3 : 1

Continues Register 90 from 2:16(February 1961-April 1961), Register 91 with index(April 1961-July 1961)

Box: 3 : 2

Register 92 with indexJuly 1961-October 1961), Register 93 with index(October 1961-December 1961)

Box: 3 : 3

Register 93 continued from 3:2(December 1961-February 1962), Register 94 with index(February 1962-March 1962)

Box: 3 : 4

Register 94 continued from 3:3(March 1962-April 1962)

Box: 3 : 5

Handwritten Brother Henry letter appears again, Repeats the last two pages of Register 94 from 3:4, Register #95 with index(June 1962-September 1962)

Box: 3 : 6

Repeats the last two pages of Register #95 from 3:5, Register #96 with index(September 1962-December 1962)

Box: 3 : 7

Register 96 continued from 3 : 6(December 1962-January 1963), Register 97 with index(January 1963-April 1963), Register 98 with index(April 1963-June 1963), Handwritten list of registers that Brother Henry microfilmed (Registers 60-90), Los Angeles Magazine(April 1962); cover and article “The Untold Story of Chavez”

Box: 3 : 8

Register 99 with index(June 1963-July 1963), Register 100 with index(July 1963-November 1963), Register 101 with index(November 1963-December 1963),

Box: 3 : 9

Register 101(December 1963-February 1964), Register 102 with index(February 1964-April 1964), Register 103 with index(April 1964-July 1964), Register 104 with index(July 1964-October 1964), Register 105 with index(October 1964-January 1965), Register 106 with index(January 1965)

Box: 3 : 10

Register 115 with index(October 1967-February 1968), Register 116 with index(February 1968-May 1968), Register 117 with index(May 1968-August 1968), Register 118 with index(August 1968-November 1968), Register 119 with index(November 1968-March 1969)

Box: 3 : 11

Register 120 with index(March 1969-May 1969), Register 121 with index(May 1969-August 1969), Register 122 with index(August 1969-November 1969), Register 123 with index(November 1969-February 1970)

 

Subseries B. Burials, 1840-1963

Box: 1 : 4

Register 1 with index(March 1826-1852), Register 2 with index(November 1852-August 1869), Note: Continued from Subseries A.

Box: 1 : 5

Register 2 continued from 1: 4 with index(March 1867-July 1876), Register 3(August 1876-June 1883)

Box: 1 : 6

Register 3 continued from 1 : 5(March 1883-August 1903)

Box: 1 : 9

Register 4(September 1903-November 1919)

Box: 2 : 3

Register 5 (November 1919-June 1926) – No index, Register 6(June 1926-September 1943) – No index, Register 7 with index(October 1943-November 1944), Register 16 with index(March 1961-August 1963)

 

Subseries C. Marriages, 1826-1968

Box: 1 : 6

Register 1 with index(July 1840-December 1870), Register 2 with index(January 1871-July 1903) Note: Continued from Subseries B

Box: 2 : 4

Caricature of Brother Henry ''Brother Henry plays ball'' dated1940, Register 5 with index(October 1920-July 1924), Register 6 with index(July 1924-February 1928), Partial Register 7

Box: 2 : 5

Register 11 with index(February 1944-April 1947), Register 12 with index(April 1947-April 1950), Register 13 with index(September 1950-October 1954), Register 14 with index(October 1954-June 1957), Register 15 with index(February 1958-March 1961)