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  • The Academy of American Franciscan History has published United States Documents in the Propaganda Fide Archives, a calendar in twelve volumes covering 1673 to 1892. In general, our microfilm contains documents described in these volumes. For a description of documents in the New Series (1893- ) see our calendar below. 2 A1. : Acta Sacrae Congregationis 1622-1878
  • Minutes of monthly meetings, reports, and resolutions. [pp.21-26]

    Reel 1 volumes 3-187 : 1622-1824 Reel 2 volumes 187-203 : 1824-1840 Reel 3 volumes 203-215 : 1840-1853 Reel 4 volumes 215, 218-222 : 1853-1858 Reel 5 volumes 222-224 : 1858-1860 Reel 6 volumes 225-226 (p.253) : 1861-1862 Reel 7 volumes 226-236 : 1862-1869 Reel 8 volumes 236 (p.2) - 240 (p.584) : 1870-1873 Reel 9 volumes 240 (p.812) - 244 : 1873-1876 Reel 110 volume 245 : 1876(?) Reel 31 volume 246 (p.93-110) : 1877(?) Reel 93 volume 246 (p.62-323) : 1878 Reel 10 volume 246 (p.324-770) : 1878 2 A2. ~ ~ ~ Scritture volumes Originali : Riferite Nelle Congregazioni Generali (SOCG) 1602-1877

  • Reel 1 volumes 3-187 : 1622-1824 Reel 2 volumes 187-203 : 1824-1840 Reel 3 volumes 203-215 : 1840-1853 Reel 4 volumes 215, 218-222 : 1853-1858 Reel 5 volumes 222-224 : 1858-1860 Reel 6 volumes 225-226 (p.253) : 1861-1862 Reel 7 volumes 226-236 : 1862-1869 Reel 8 volumes 236 (p.2) - 240 (p.584) : 1870-1873 Reel 9 volumes 240 (p.812) - 244 : 1873-1876 Reel 110 volume 245 : 1876(?) Reel 31 volume 246 (p.93-110) : 1877(?) Reel 93 volume 246 (p.62-323) : 1878 Reel 10 volume 246 (p.324-770) : 1878 2 A2. : Scritture volumes Originali : Riferite Nelle Congregazioni Generali (SOCG) 1602-1877
  • Original documents assembled for discussion in general meetings, including correspondence and memoranda from bishops and missionaries, Acts of synods, apostolic visitations, and opinions of consultors. [pp.26-40]

    Reel 33 volumes 1-145 [English History] : 1602(?),1626-1685(?) Reel 10 volumes 135-297 [English History] : 1631-1650(?) Reel 12 volumes 101-919 : 1626-1818 Reel 13 volumes 921-927 : 1819-1822 Reel 14 volumes 927(p.416) - 944(p405) : 1822-1829 Reel 15 volumes 944-971 : 1829-1850 Reel 16 volumes 972-980 : 1850-1855 Reel 17 volumes 981-___ (?) : 1855-1858 Reel 18 volumes 983-986 : 1858-1860 Reel 19 volumes 987-989 (p.575) : 1861-1862 Reel 20 volumes 989-992 : 1862-1865 Reel 21 volume 993 : 1866 Reel 22 volume 994 : 1867 Reel 23 volumes 995-996 : 1868-1869 Reel 24 volume 997 : 1870 Reel 25 volumes 998-1001 (p.233) : 1871-1873 Reel 26 volumes 1001 (p.866) - 1004 (p.783) : 1873-1875 Reel 27 volumes 1004 (p.784) - 1005 : 1875-1876 Reel 110 volumes 1006,1007 (pp.65-347) : 1876(?) Reel 28 volume 1007 (p.348-475) : 1876(?) Reel 29 volume 1007 (p.476-944) : 1877(?) Reel 30 volume 1007 (p.945-996), 1007 bis (p.2-546) : 1877(?) Reel 31 volume 1007 bis(p.547-898),1008 : 1877(?) 2 A3. ~ ~ ~ Congregazioni volumes Particolari : (CP) 1667-1828

  • Reel 33 volumes 1-145 [English History] : 1602(?),1626-1685(?) Reel 10 volumes 135-297 [English History] : 1631-1650(?) Reel 12 volumes 101-919 : 1626-1818 Reel 13 volumes 921-927 : 1819-1822 Reel 14 volumes 927(p.416) - 944(p405) : 1822-1829 Reel 15 volumes 944-971 : 1829-1850 Reel 16 volumes 972-980 : 1850-1855 Reel 17 volumes 981-___ (?) : 1855-1858 Reel 18 volumes 983-986 : 1858-1860 Reel 19 volumes 987-989 (p.575) : 1861-1862 Reel 20 volumes 989-992 : 1862-1865 Reel 21 volume 993 : 1866 Reel 22 volume 994 : 1867 Reel 23 volumes 995-996 : 1868-1869 Reel 24 volume 997 : 1870 Reel 25 volumes 998-1001 (p.233) : 1871-1873 Reel 26 volumes 1001 (p.866) - 1004 (p.783) : 1873-1875 Reel 27 volumes 1004 (p.784) - 1005 : 1875-1876 Reel 110 volumes 1006,1007 (pp.65-347) : 1876(?) Reel 28 volume 1007 (p.348-475) : 1876(?) Reel 29 volume 1007 (p.476-944) : 1877(?) Reel 30 volume 1007 (p.945-996), 1007 bis (p.2-546) : 1877(?) Reel 31 volume 1007 bis(p.547-898),1008 : 1877(?) 2 A3. : Congregazioni volumes Particolari : (CP) 1667-1828
  • Records of Special commissions of Cardinals generally appointed by the Pope to deal with particularly difficult cases. [pp.41-46]

    Reel 32 America Settentrionale [sic] (vol 21,145,154) : 1667-77; 1808; 1816-28 Reel 32 Armenia [sic] (vol 158) : 1851-1860 Reel 36 Anglia (vol 116,146) : 1753,1814 2 A4. ~ ~ ~ Scritture Riferite Nei Congressi (SC) 1634-1879

  • Reel 32 America Settentrionale [sic] (vol 21,145,154) : 1667-77; 1808; 1816-28 Reel 32 Armenia [sic] (vol 158) : 1851-1860 Reel 36 Anglia (vol 116,146) : 1753,1814 2 A4. : Scritture Riferite Nei Congressi (SC) 1634-1879
  • Documents discussed not in general meetings but in routine weekly meetings. The first series contains letters from mission territories; the second contains documents that refer to Propaganda Fide or to its subordinates. [pp.48-60]

    FIRST SERIES [pp.49-51] Reel 34 America Antille : 1634-1861 Reel 42 America Centrale 1-2 : 1673-1790 Reel 43 America Centrale 3 : 1791-1817 Reel 44 America Centrale 4 : 1818-1820 Reel 45 America Centrale 5 : 1813-1819 Reel 46 America Centrale 6 : 1819-1829 Reel 47 America Centrale 7 : 1821-1822 Reel 48 America Centrale 8 : 1823-1827 Reel 49 America Centrale 9 : 1827-1828 Reel 50 America Centrale 10 : 1828-1832 Reel 51 America Centrale 11 : 1833-1836 Reel 52 America Centrale 12 : 1837-1840 Reel 53 America Centrale 13 (p.1-643) Reel 54 America Centrale 13 (p.644-end) Reel 55 America Centrale 14 : 1845-1851 Reel 56 America Centrale 15 : 1847-1850 Reel 91 America Centrale 15 (p.32,35) Reel 57 America Centrale 16 (p.1-784) : 1852-1853 Reel 58 America Centrale 16 (p.785-end) : 1853-1854 Reel 59 America Centrale 17 : 1855-1856 Reel 60 America Centrale 17 : 1855-1857 Reel 61 America Centrale 18 : 1856-1859 Reel 62 America Centrale 18 : 1859-1860 Reel 63 America Centrale 19 : 1861-1862 Reel 91 America Centrale 19 (p.32,122) : 186_ (?) Reel 65 America Centrale 19 (p.574) - 20 (p.14) : 1861-1862 Reel 64 America Centrale 20 (p.?-572) : 1863-1865 Reel 67 America Centrale 20 (to p.1025) : 1863-1865 Reel 66 America Centrale 20 (to p.1508) : 1863-1865 Reel 68 America Centrale 20 (to end) : 1863-1865 Reel 69 America Centrale 21 (p.1-553) : 1866-1867 Reel 70 America Centrale 21 (p.554-999) : 1866-1867 Reel 71 America Centrale 21 (p.1001-end) : 1866-1867 Reel 72 America Centrale 22 (p.4-503) : 1868-1869 Reel 73 America Centrale 22 (p.505-1000) : 1868-1869 Reel 74 America Centrale 22 (p.1001-1340) : 1868-1869 Reel 75 America Centrale 23 (p.1-291) : 1870-1871 Reel 76 America Centrale 23 (p.292-877) : 1870-1871 Reel 77 America Centrale 23 (p.878-1497) : 1870-1872 Reel 78 America Centrale 24 (p.23-632) : 1872-1873 Reel 79 America Centrale 24 (p.635-1060) : 1872-1873 Reel 80 America Centrale 24 (p.1061) - 25 (p.539) : 1872-1874 Reel 81 America Centrale 25 (p.541) - 26 (p.321) : 1874-1875 Reel 82 America Centrale 26 (p.322-906) : 1875 Reel 83 America Centrale 27 (p.1-265) : 1876 (?) Reel 84 America Centrale 27 (p.266-800) : 1876 (?) Reel 85 America Centrale 27 (p.800) - 28 (p.58) : 1876 (?) Reel 86 America Centrale 28 (p.59-82) : 1876 (?) Reel 87 America Centrale 28 (p.86-230) : 1877 (?) Reel 88 America Centrale 28 (p.228-688) : 1877 (?) Reel 89 America Centrale 28 (p.689) - 29 (p.214) : 1877 (?) Reel 90 America Centrale 29 (p.215-259) : 1877 (?) Reel 91 America Centrale 29 (p.260-790) : 1878 Reel 92 America Centrale 29 (p.791) - 30 (p.163) : 1878-1879 Reel 93 America Centrale 30 (p.115,164-?) : 1879 Reel 34 Anglia : 1627-1817 Reel 37 Anglia (vol 14) : 1855-1857 Reel 36 Anglia (vols 16-17) : 1861-1866 Reel 38 Belgio e Olando (v 27) : 1853-1856 Reel 36 Belgio e Olando (v 29) : 1862-1866 Reel 41 Belgio e Olando (v 31) : 1871-1877 Reel 35 Canada (vols 1-7) : 1668-1865 (America Settentrionale) Reel 36 Canada (vol 7) : 1858-1861 (America Settentrionale) Reel 37 Canada (vol 7-8) : 1858-1865 (America Settentrionale) Reel 39 Canada (vol 9-11) : 1866-1871 Reel 40 Canada (vol 11-16) : 1868-1877 Reel 37 Cina (vol 17) : 1857-1858 Reel 38 Elvezia Rezia (vol 16) : 1852-1857 Reel 38 Elevzia (vol 17) : 1858-1861 Reel 38 Francia (vol 3-5) : 1848-1865 Reel 36 Francia (vol 5) : 1862-1865 Reel 39 Francia (vol 6-7) : 1866-1873 Reel 40 Francia (vol 7-8) : 1869-1879 Reel 34 Germania (vols 19-20) : 1839-1857 Reel 38 Germania (vol 20,22,23) : 1846-1866 Reel 36 Germania (vol 23) : 1862-1866 Reel 40 Germania (vol 24) : 1867-1877 Reel 38 Indie Orientali (14,16) : 1853-54, 1857-58 Reel 36 Ibernia / Irlanda (15-21) : 1781-1818 Reel 38 Irlanda (20,22-8,30-34) : 1816-17, 1820-46, 1849-60 Reel 39 Irlanda (vol 32) : 1854-1856 Reel 41 Irlanda (vol 36) : 1868-1875 Reel 37 Spagna (vol 3) : 1846-1862 Reel 41 Svezia (vol 4) : 1839-1874

    SECOND SERIES [pp.51-60] Reel 37 Stato Temporale (43-44) : 1856-1868 Reel 38 Collegio Americano del Nord in Roma : 1856-1892 Reel 38 Cinese - S. Famiglia in Napoli (vol 6) : 1846-1892 Reel 38 Collegio d'Italia : 1846-1891 Reel 41 Collegi Esteri: 1. Inglese in Valladolid : 1624-1845 Reel 38 Collegi Esteri: 7. Americano in Lovanio (vol 1) : 1858-1892 Reel 41 Collegi Esteri: 7. Americano in Lovanio : 1858-1892 Reel 38 Collegi Esteri: 8. Irlandese di Tutti i Santi in Dublino (vol 2) Reel 41 Collegi d'Italia: 3. Brignole-Sale-Negroni in Genova : 1854-1891 Reel 41 S. Clemente : 1809-1832 2 A5. ~ ~ ~ Udienze Di Nostro Signore (Udienze) 1755-1878

  • SECOND SERIES [pp.51-60] Reel 37 Stato Temporale (43-44) : 1856-1868 Reel 38 Collegio Americano del Nord in Roma : 1856-1892 Reel 38 Cinese - S. Famiglia in Napoli (vol 6) : 1846-1892 Reel 38 Collegio d'Italia : 1846-1891 Reel 41 Collegi Esteri: 1. Inglese in Valladolid : 1624-1845 Reel 38 Collegi Esteri: 7. Americano in Lovanio (vol 1) : 1858-1892 Reel 41 Collegi Esteri: 7. Americano in Lovanio : 1858-1892 Reel 38 Collegi Esteri: 8. Irlandese di Tutti i Santi in Dublino (vol 2) Reel 41 Collegi d'Italia: 3. Brignole-Sale-Negroni in Genova : 1854-1891 Reel 41 S. Clemente : 1809-1832 2 A5. : Udienze Di Nostro Signore (Udienze) 1755-1878
  • Requests made in audiences with the Pope. [pp.60-62]

    Reel 95 volumes 8-61 : 1755-1823 Reel 96 volumes 62-80 : 1824-1833 Reel 97 volumes 80-93 : 1833-1840 Reel 98 volumes 94-111 : 1841-1850 Reel 99 volumes 111-121 : 1850-1855 Reel 100 volumes 122-129 : 1855-1858 Reel 101 volumes 130-137 : 1858-1861 Reel 102 volumes 138-145 : 1861-1863 Reel 103 volumes 146-154 : 1864-1866 Reel 104 volumes 158-163 : 1868-1869 Reel 105 volumes 164-168 (p.447) : 1870-1871 Reel 106 volumes 168 (p.575) - 176 : 1871-1873 Reel 108 volumes 177-178 : 1874 Reel 107 volumes 179-182 : 1874-1875 Reel 86 volume 183 (p.3-408) : 1876 (?) Reel 109 volumes 183-186 (p.819a) : 1876 (?) Reel 110 volums 186 (p.813a-1137) : 1876 (?) Reel 90 volume 189 (p.1-316) : 1877 (?) Reel 10 volumes 189-190 : 1878 Reel 94 Registro delle Udienze : 1764-1832 2 A6. ~ ~ ~ Brevi e Bolle 1775-1880

  • Reel 95 volumes 8-61 : 1755-1823 Reel 96 volumes 62-80 : 1824-1833 Reel 97 volumes 80-93 : 1833-1840 Reel 98 volumes 94-111 : 1841-1850 Reel 99 volumes 111-121 : 1850-1855 Reel 100 volumes 122-129 : 1855-1858 Reel 101 volumes 130-137 : 1858-1861 Reel 102 volumes 138-145 : 1861-1863 Reel 103 volumes 146-154 : 1864-1866 Reel 104 volumes 158-163 : 1868-1869 Reel 105 volumes 164-168 (p.447) : 1870-1871 Reel 106 volumes 168 (p.575) - 176 : 1871-1873 Reel 108 volumes 177-178 : 1874 Reel 107 volumes 179-182 : 1874-1875 Reel 86 volume 183 (p.3-408) : 1876 (?) Reel 109 volumes 183-186 (p.819a) : 1876 (?) Reel 110 volums 186 (p.813a-1137) : 1876 (?) Reel 90 volume 189 (p.1-316) : 1877 (?) Reel 10 volumes 189-190 : 1878 Reel 94 Registro delle Udienze : 1764-1832 2 A6. : Brevi e Bolle 1775-1880
  • Briefs and Bulls embodying the Pope's decisions concerning territories under the jurisdiction of the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide. [p.62]

    Reel 131 volumes 1-6 : 1775-1880 Reel 31 volumes 6 : 1877 (?) 2 A8. ~ ~ ~ Decreti 1768-1809

  • Reel 131 volumes 1-6 : 1775-1880 Reel 31 volumes 6 : 1877 (?) 2 A8. : Decreti 1768-1809
  • Decrees of the general meetings. [p.63]

    Reel 37 Decreti: vols 6-8 : 1768-1819 Reel 37 Minuti di Decreti: vols 10-11 : 1779-1809 2 A9. ~ ~ ~ Lettere e Decreti Della Sacra Congregazione e Biglietti Di Monsignor Segretario (Lettere or LDB) 1757-1879

  • Reel 37 Decreti: vols 6-8 : 1768-1819 Reel 37 Minuti di Decreti: vols 10-11 : 1779-1809 2 A9. : Lettere e Decreti Della Sacra Congregazione e Biglietti Di Monsignor Segretario (Lettere or LDB) 1757-1879
  • Copies of letters having to do with the execution of decisions made by the Cardinal Prefect or by members of the Congregation in their meetings. [pp.63-65]

    Reel 111 volumes 190-298 : 1757-1817 Reel 112 volumes 298-306 : 1817-1825 Reel 113 volumes 307 - 311 (p.190) : 1826-1830 Reel 114 volumes 311 (p197) - 316 (p302) : 1830-1835 Reel 115 volumes 316 (p304) - 320 (p1197) : 1835-1840 Reel 116 volumes 320 (p1215) - 326 : 1840-1841 Reel 117 volumes 327-337 : 1842-1848 Reel 118 volumes 338-343 : 1849-1853 Reel 119 volumes 344-348 : 1853-1857 Reel 120 volumes 349-350 : 1858-1859 Reel 121 volumes 351-353 : 1860-1862 Reel 122 volumes 354-356 : 1863-1865 Reel 123 volumes 357 (to p.1099) : 1866 Reel 124 volumes 357 (p.1100) - 358 : 1866-1867 Reel 125 volumes 359-361 : 1868-1869 Reel 126 volumes 362 - 365 (p.199) : 1869-1871 Reel 127 volumes 365 (p221) - 367 : 1871-1872 Reel 128 volumes 368 - 369 (p.465) : 1872-1873 Reel 129 volumes 369 (p.471) - 370 : 1873-1874 Reel 130 volumes 371 : 1875 Reel 86 volumes 372 - 373 (p.286) : 1876 (?) Reel 90 volumes 373 (p287) - 374 (p121) : 1877 (?) Reel 93 volumes 374 (p.123) - 375 : 1878-1879 2 ~ B4. ~ ~ Fondo Di Vienna 1776-1809

  • Reel 111 volumes 190-298 : 1757-1817 Reel 112 volumes 298-306 : 1817-1825 Reel 113 volumes 307 - 311 (p.190) : 1826-1830 Reel 114 volumes 311 (p197) - 316 (p302) : 1830-1835 Reel 115 volumes 316 (p304) - 320 (p1197) : 1835-1840 Reel 116 volumes 320 (p1215) - 326 : 1840-1841 Reel 117 volumes 327-337 : 1842-1848 Reel 118 volumes 338-343 : 1849-1853 Reel 119 volumes 344-348 : 1853-1857 Reel 120 volumes 349-350 : 1858-1859 Reel 121 volumes 351-353 : 1860-1862 Reel 122 volumes 354-356 : 1863-1865 Reel 123 volumes 357 (to p.1099) : 1866 Reel 124 volumes 357 (p.1100) - 358 : 1866-1867 Reel 125 volumes 359-361 : 1868-1869 Reel 126 volumes 362 - 365 (p.199) : 1869-1871 Reel 127 volumes 365 (p221) - 367 : 1871-1872 Reel 128 volumes 368 - 369 (p.465) : 1872-1873 Reel 129 volumes 369 (p.471) - 370 : 1873-1874 Reel 130 volumes 371 : 1875 Reel 86 volumes 372 - 373 (p.286) : 1876 (?) Reel 90 volumes 373 (p287) - 374 (p121) : 1877 (?) Reel 93 volumes 374 (p.123) - 375 : 1878-1879 2 : Fondo Di Vienna 1776-1809 B4.
  • By an historical accident these records were preserved in Vienna for a time. They were returned to the Propaganda Archives in 1925, but have not been reunited with the series from which they originally came. [pp.67-70]

    Registri dei Brevi - Reel 131 volumes 67-69 : 1776-1809 Scritture riferite nei Congressi - Reel 37 Africa, America, Anglia (vol 37) : 1761-1778 Decreti della S. C. de Propaganda Fide - Reel 37 volumes 47,48,50 : 1765-75, 1785-97 2 B5. ~ ~ ~ Miscellanea

  • Registri dei Brevi - Reel 131 volumes 67-69 : 1776-1809 Scritture riferite nei Congressi - Reel 37 Africa, America, Anglia (vol 37) : 1761-1778 Decreti della S. C. de Propaganda Fide - Reel 37 volumes 47,48,50 : 1765-75, 1785-97 2 B5. : Miscellanea
  • [pp.71-72]

    Reel 132 Report on Virginia by Gregorio de Bolivar 2 ~ B8. ~ ~ Regestum Facultatum (Register of Faculties) 1760-1850

  • Reel 132 Report on Virginia by Gregorio de Bolivar 2 : Regestum Facultatum (Register of Faculties) 1760-1850 B8.
  • An index of missionary faculties granted by Propaganda or by the Holy Office. [pp.81-82]

    Reel 133 Facultates Extraordinaire : 1760-1850 2 C1. ~ ~ ~ New Series: Rubric 153 (U.S. Documents) 1893-1903

  • Reel 133 Facultates Extraordinaire : 1760-1850 2 C1. : New Series: Rubric 153 (U.S. Documents) 1893-1903
  • In 1893, Propaganda changed the organization of its records. In the new system, officials assign a protocol number to each document and a code number (rubric) based on its content. The volume numbers that appear in the descriptions below correspond to the protocol numbers assigned by the Propaganda. [pp.85-90]

    Reel NS-1 volume 27 (p.158-703) : 1893 Reel NS-2 volume 50 - 51 (p.138) : 1894 Reel NS-3 volume 51 (p.139) - 74 (p.360) : 1894-1895 Reel NS-4 volume 74 (p.361-878) : 1895 Reel NS-5 volume 74 (p.879) - 97 (p.721) : 1895 Reel NS-6 volume 97 (p.722) - 98 (p.329) : 1896 Reel NS-7 volume 98 (p.330) - 119 (p.557) : 1896-1897 Reel NS-8 volume 119 (p.558) - 120 (p.262) : 1897 Reel NS-9 volume 120 (p.263) - 145 (p.654) : 1897-1898 Reel NS-10 volume 145 (p.655) - 168 (p.749) : 1898-1899 Reel NS-11 volume 168 (p.750) - 169 (p.479) : 1899 Reel NS-12 volume 169 (p.480) - 194 (p.145) : 1899 Reel NS-13 volume 194 (p.146-739) : 1900 Reel NS-14 volume 194 (p.740) - 215 (p.347) : 1900 Reel NS-15 volume 215 (p.347) - 239 (p.197) : 1901-1902 Reel NS-16 volume 239 (p.198-692) : 1902 Reel NS-17 volume 239 (p.693) - 264 (p.284) : 1902-1903 Reel NS-18 volume 264 (p.285-764) : 1903 Reel NS-19 volume 264 (p.765-1013) : 1903

    A "ponenza" is a formal proposal written by the staff of the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide which is then submitted to higher authority for decision. (See the Historical Sketch for details).

    An "adlimina" visit is an obligatory visit made by a bishop to the Pope. Limina means threshold, so a visit ad limina is a visit to the threshold. A visit ad limina apostolorum means a pilgrimage to the sepulchres of St. Peter and St. Paul in Rome (to the Basilica of the Prince of the Apostles and to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls).

    A "terna" is a list of three nominees for institution into a benefice or bishopric presented to the Pope or other authority. One of the responsibilities of bishops is to make such recommendations.


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