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Las Casas: Dominicans in Ministry with Native Americans, Inc. Records

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Identifier: DUMC-C-011

Scope and Contents

Before arriving at the McGreal Center in 2012, the records of the Las Casas Collection had been scattered around the United States with no organizational cohesion. With elements from New York, Oklahoma, and the current Las Casas headquarters in Illinois and Wisconsin, the records were sent to the McGreal Center already partially organized into boxes based on their content and chronology. Processed by Chad Comello (with assistance from Samantha Dedic), the collection was reorganized to its present form, preserving the original order as much as possible while optimizing the collection for research purposes. The first section contains reports and correspondence concerning the history and chronology of the organization from its founding in the late 1970s through 2004. The second series includes all financial documentation, which primarily consists of tax forms and documents relating to the process of incorporation. Following that are minutes, correspondence, and reports from the biannual Board of Trustees gatherings at various congregations around the country, as well as a series dedicated to general Las Casas correspondence not related to Board meetings or financials. Series V spotlights the organization’s various programs and special events, including its legal fund LEAPCAT and volunteer organization DRUMS, while Series VI contains pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and newsletters related to Las Casas. The final four series comprise the audio/visual portion of the collection: photographs, slides, scrapbooks, and other media used in service of Las Casas programs over the years.


  • 1977 - 2016


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Las Casas: Dominicans in Ministry with Native Americans, Inc. Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Mary Nona McGreal, OP Center for Dominican Historical Studies Repository

Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest IL 60305 USA
(708) 524-6677
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