Father Augustine Schwarz Collection

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1916 1946
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Beaded bracelet and ring, possibly made at St. John's mission. For retail at craft shop

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Schwarz, Augustine
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Beaded Neckace, possibly made at St. John's mission. For retail at craft shop

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Schwarz, Augustine
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Backview of the Postcard of St. Augustine Church and School where Fr. Augustine said first mass. Note is to Anthony Schwarz at St. Joseph's College

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Schwarz, Augustine
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Postcard of St. Augustine Church and School where Fr. Augustine said first mass. Note is to Anthony Schwarz at St. Joseph's College

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Schwarz, Augustine
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Backview of the Postcard of St. Augustine Church and school where Fr. Augustine said first mass. Message on card is to Anthony Schwarz at St. Joseph's College, Teutokpolis, IL

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Schwarz, Augustine
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Postcard of St. Augustine Church and school where Fr. Augustine said first mass. Message on card is to Anthony Schwarz at St. Joseph's College, Teutokpolis, IL

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Schwarz, Augustine
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Backview of the Postcard of an unidentified church containing a message to Father Arnold from his father

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Schwarz, Augustine
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Postcard of an unidentified church containing a message to Father Arnold from his father

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Schwarz, Augustine
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Backview of the Postcard of a flying fish containing a message from Fr. Augustine to Fr. Arnold while on vacation in Avalon

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Schwarz, Augustine
Created Date
1922-05-22
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Post card of a flying fish containing a message from Fr. Augustine to Fr. Arnold while on vacation in Avalon

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Schwarz, Augustine
Created Date
1922-05-22

This collection reconstructs the thirty years of Father Augustine’s service to his Church through his photographs. It contains 163 photographs taken between 1916 and 1940 documenting Franciscan chapels, missions and religious activities at numerous American Indian villages in Arizona.

The majority of the images fall into three groups: the Pima people of Central Arizona; the Tohono O’odham of the south, and the Apache in the Whiteriver area of northern Arizona. St. John’s Mission in the village of Komatke, some 14 miles southwest of Phoenix, received the most extensive photographic coverage.

Photographs of the Franciscan, Augustine Schwarz, O.F.M., were donated to Arizona State University's Anthropology Department by Elizabeth M. Jones, in 1986, and transferred to the Labriola National American Indian Data Center, University Libraries, Arizona State University, in June of 2000.