Collection title and number: Brother Henry, F.S.C., Microfilm Collection of Early Roman Catholic California. Collection 095Accesssion number: 2004.77/2006.18Collection size: 3 archival document boxesDates: 1826-1970Languages: English, Spanish, LatinCreator: Brother Henry, F.S.C.Processing history: Processing begun January 2011; still in progress
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.
Collection descriptionThe 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. Presently only Series One, Los Angeles Plaza Church, is open to researchers. The collection overall will be arranged by each mission on the series level. The dates of the content of Series One (the Plaza Church) found in the microfilm reels range from 1826 to the 1970s.
SeriesThis collection contains only one series now open for research, and is divided into three subseries. A description of the series, along with the box and folder list containing an index to the holdings in the boxes of each sub-series, can be found by selecting the link below.
Series One: Los Angeles Plaza Church registers (1826-1970)
Research access: For information on making an appointment to see this collection, please call the department at 310-338-5710; or e-mail the department: Special.Collections@lmu.edu. For the rules governing the use of our materials, consult the access policy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
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