St. Mary Cathedral Parish History

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
O'Rourke, Alice
St. Mary Cathedral Parish history
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Historical Note

St. Mary Cathedral Parish was established in 1883 in Gaylord, Michigan as a Roman Catholic Church. It played a significant role in bringing the Catholic religion into Michigan.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a one volume book written by Sister Alice O'Rourke, O.P. in 1984. The volume describes a hundred years of the history of the parish in Gaylord, Michigan from 1878-1984. The book opens with the introduction of the Catholic Church to Native Americans in 1671 and continues to elaborate on the growth of the parish. Each section is focused on a few decades and describes the work of the residing fathers and bishops. Also included are historical photographs, some featuring the Pope, and drawings.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2008

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • St. Mary Cathedral (Gaylord, Mich.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Gaylord (Mich.)

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Collection Inventory


Hardcover book on "Centennial History of St. Mary Cathedral Parish" 1984