THE IMPACT OF SAINT KATERI TEKAKWITHA ON THE MEDIA
There are essentially six sources of information in our archives:
The first one is the complete Canadian Kateri magazine (KM) published in English and French.
The second one is the partial American Lily of the Mohawks magazine (LM).
The third one is our collection of audio and video (AV) materials.
The fourth one is the partial Auriesville Pilgrim magazine (PM).
The fifth one is from the local Eastern Door (Kahnawake) newspaper (ED).
The sixth one is our general archives (GA) consisting of various documents
(flyers, booklets, testimonials, reference works, books, archeology, maps, masses, dedications...)
in multiple languages from multiple Nations and that are grouped on...
PLASTIFIED, 11 X 17 SHEETS AVAILABLE
FOR VIEWING IN THE
'RESEARCH ROOM' OF THE
SAINT KATERI INTERPRETIVE CENTER
There are 12 large binders available for viewing labelled as follows:
V1, V2, V3: for documents leading up to year 1980 (including Kateri's Venerability stage) B1, B2, B3: for documents between 1980 and 2012 (including Kateri's Blessedness stage) C1,C2: for documents after 2012 (including Kateri's canonization) P1, P2: Kateri representations (artwork: 514) N1,N2: Mainly Native articles
Based on the hundreds of newspaper clips, magazine articles and memorabilia collected by the Kateri Center since 1948
thanks to the three Canadian Vice-Postulators who worked tirelessly for the "Cause of Kateri"
(Fr Henri Béchard, S.J.; Fr Jacques Bruyère, S.J. and Deacon Ron Boyer (Native Ojibway)) and
of the 10 American Vice-Postulators.
Sometimes multiple documents are grouped together on the same plastified sheet;
and may be also double-sided; they also originate from many countries.
Each sheet is identified by a code at the bottom-left corner and the links refer to it.
The pictures or articles are identified according to their relative position on the sheet from left to right
starting from top left to bottom right. (ie: 179B-1, 179B-2 etc...)
Representations of Saint Kateri -statues, paintings, drawing, stamps etc... (documents starting with the letter P)
Many of these are not originals and often their author is not known, and some are in poor condition.
These make up 169 sheets and are grouped as follows: By sheet By author
FROM VARIOUS ARCHIVAL MATERIALS
Books, flyers, articles, general newspaper clips, photos etc... Non-11x17 archival material can be viewed by:
The PIR abbreviation can be a reference to an actual person, an institution or a reference to another entity.
A given document may refer to multiple PIRs (up to 14) associated with it
and is 'tagged' (categorized) in more than 75 ways thus allowing for a dynamic search against the database. Sample dynamic screen
These can contain complete books, book covers, photo albums, articles (newspapers, media, etc...) about history, culture, maps ...
Altogether, more than 3,560 entries make up this section.