Volume 3: Western United States
Texas: TX-30

Bexar County Courthouse. County Clerk. Spanish Archives
100 Dolorosa Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: 210-335-2125


Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1722-1974?  

Volume: Approximately 8 cubic feet

Description: 5 collections. See also -- A Guide to the Bexar County Archives in the Office of the County Clerk, James W. Knight, compiled 1972, revised 1975.


/1 “Records of the Spanish Missions”

Inclusive dates: 1722-1836

Volume: 8 cubic feet

Description: Correspondence, sacramental (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials), and cemetery records, re: San Antonio de Valero [El Alamo], San Juan Capistrano, San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña, and San Francisco de la Espada Missions, all San Antonio, Texas, and Nuestra Señora del Refugio Mission, Refugio, Texas. 


/2 “Lands Outside Bexar County”

Inclusive dates: Unknown (18th century)

Volume: Few documents

Description: Includes land grant and petition records for Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga (La Bahía) Mission, Goliad, Texas. 


/3 “Records of the San Fernando Archives”

Inclusive dates: Unknown (18th century)

Volume: 6 reels of microfilm

Description: Unknown 


/4 “Spanish Archives of Laredo”

Inclusive dates: Unknown (18th century)

Volume: Several reels of microfilm 

Description: In part, pertains to missions among native people in Texas.   


/5 “Map Collection” 

Inclusive dates: 1778-1974, undated

Volume: 13 maps 

Description: Maps (copies), primarily of present-day Bexar County and the San Antonio areas, including the following:

A. “A-1, San Fernando de Bexar by Fray Juan Augustin de Morfi,” 1778, 1 item; from Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia

B. “A-5, Map of San Antonio de Bexar,” undated, 1 item

C. “A-7, Map showing Mission Roads,” undated, 1 item; includes names of property owners

D. “B-1, Map of Spanish Texas,” undated, 1 item; from History of Texas (copy) by Yoakum

E. “B-3, Tracing of Plan of San Fernando de Bexar,” undated, 1 item

F. “B-9, Map Showing Terrain Comprised in the Siege of the Alamo, March 6, 1836,” undated, 1 item

G. “B-10, La Bahia Area,” undated, 1 item; from the Alfred Carvajal Collection (copy)

H. “B-11, San Fernando de Bexar,” undated, 1 item; details the original settlement and San Antonio de Valero and San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Missions

I. “C-7, San Antonio,” ca. 1835, 1 item; notes property owners, plazas, and church locations

J. “C-8, Map of Texas and Adjacent Regions in the 18th Century,” undated, 1 item; Herbert E. Bolton, compiler

K. “C-9, Map of Texas,” 1837, 1 item: Stephen F. Austin, compiler

L. “C-10, Map of Texas,” 1959, 1 item; Bill Allcorn, compiler

M. “C-11, Map of Texas showing boundaries of May 1837,” 1974, 1 item; Molly Madden, compiler


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.