University of Notre Dame

Stephen T. Badin Papers

1768-1943 (bulk 1830-1846).

Origination : Badin, Stephen T., (Stephen Theodore), 1768-1853.
Extent : 1 linear inch. 2 microfilm reels.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
In English, French, and Latin. .

Administrative Information


Northern Indiana Historical Society, South Bend, Indiana.

Archdiocese of Baltimore Archives, Baltimore, Maryland.

Preferred Citation

Stephen T Badin Papers (ZCF), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Baptismal register of Badin's Mission at Notre Dame (1830-1841); a few letters by Badin including one to Bishop William Quarter of Chicago (1846) and drafts of a letter to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in Paris (1845) with translation; copies of documents of Badin's baptism and ordination; documents that mention him, some dating from the twentieth century; photocopies of Badin's accounts recorded in the ledgers of Lathrop Minor Taylor and of S. Hanna & Company (originals held by the Northern Indiana Historical Society); and microfilm containing letters from Badin to Archbishop John Carroll of Baltimore (1796-1812) concerning Badin's experience as Vicar General of Bardstown (originals in the Baltimore Archdiocesan Archives).


Father Badin, the first priest ordained in the United States of America, arrived in South Bend in 1830 and established a mission on the present site of the University of Notre Dame.


Badin, Stephen T. (Stephen Theodore), (1768-1853).
Catholic Church. -- Missions -- Indiana.
Quarter, William, 1806-1848.
Carroll, John, 1735-1815.

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