GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Texas: TX-33

Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Library
126 East Nerva Street
P.O. Box 1401
San Antonio, TX 78295

Phone: 210-784-1512
Email: See website

 

Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes 

 

Holdings of Catholic-related records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1703-1995, undated

Volume: Ca. 10 cubic feet 

Description: 17 collections include Native Catholic records. 

 

Manuscript Collections:

/1 “Abstract of Title Collection, DRT 1 Inventory”

Inclusive dates: Between 1889-1964

Volume: Several documents 

Description: Title traces (with copies) for San Antonio de Valero (El Alamo) and San Francisco de la Espada Missions, San Antonio, Texas; finding aid available.  

 

/2 “Albert Curtis Papers, Collection 1275”

Inclusive dates: Between 1729-1967

Volume: Several letters  

Description: Mostly correspondence, re: Franciscan missions of San Antonio, Texas; finding aid available. 

 

/3 “Reynaldo J. Esparza Research Papers, Collection 8827”

Inclusive dates: Between 1802-1995

Volume: Several documents 

Description: Correspondence, notes, publications, and photographs; re: genealogical and historical research of Franciscan missions of San Antonio, Texas; finding aid available. 

 

/4 “Petition, Document 5572”

Inclusive dates: ca. 1718

Volume: 1 letter 

Description: To the Spanish Crown from José de Azlor y Virto de Vera Aguayo, re: titles to mission ranching lands in Texas; in Spanish.  

 

/5 “Ernst F. Schuchard Papers, Collection 926”

Inclusive dates: 1832-1973

Volume: Approximately 3 cubic feet

Description: Notebooks, scrapbooks, ephemera, artwork, and photographs; re: San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (especially restoration and painted decorations) and Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña Missions, San Antonio, Texas. 

 

/6 “Taylor Family Papers, Collection 940”

Inclusive dates: Late 1920s

Volume: Several photographs

Description: Includes aerial photographs of San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission, San Antonio, Texas; finding aid available.  

 

/7 “Records transcribed by John Ogden Leal”

Inclusive dates: 1703-1884

Volume: 30 volumes

Description: Texas mission records (transcripts) translated from Spanish, 1976-1993.  

A. “La Bahia del Espiritu Santo Census: Cavalry, February 1, 1785; Spaniards and Indians, December 31, 1790, 1 volume

B. “Mission Concepción records: Marriages, 1733-1790,” 1 volume

C. “Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña records, 1796-1818,” 1 volume

D. “Mission San Francisco de la Espada records, 1793-1818,” 1 volume

E. “Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo records, 1793-1818,” 1 volume

F. “Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, Texas”

1. Baptisms, 1777-1823, 1 volume

2. Marriages, 1778-1822,” 1 volume

3. Burials, 1781-1824,” 1 volume

G. “Mission San Juan Capistrano records," 1815-1818, 1 volume

H. “San Fernando de Bexar: Barrio del Norte, Census," 1819, 1 volume

I. “Villa of San Fernando de Bexar, Census” 1795, 1 volume

J. “Mission San Francisco de Solano, Mexico and Mission San Antonio de Valero [The Alamo], San Antonio, Texas

1. Records, 1703-1783,” 1 volume

2. “Burial records, 1703-1782,” 1 volume

3. “Marriage records,17091788,” 1 volume

K. “San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Texas"

1. Marriages, 1856-1884, 1 volume

2. Baptisms, 1858-1863, 1 volume

3. Baptisms, 1864-1868,  1 volume

4. Baptisms, 1869-1873, 1 volume

5. Baptisms, 1874-1877, 1 volume

6. "Baptisms," 1731-1858, 6 volumes

7.  Burials, 1744-1808, 2 volumes

8. Confirmations, 1759, 1 volume

9. Marriages, 1731-1760, 1775-1780, 1798-1856, 2 volumes

 

Art and Photograph Collections:

/8 “Art Collection”

Inclusive dates: ca. 1850-1980, undated

Volume: Ca. 45 works 

Description: Oil paintings, etchings, art prints, watercolors, and other formats, 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, Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga Mission, Goliad, Texas, and El Rancho de Taos, Taos, New Mexico; notable artists include Bernhardt T. Wall, Willie Reed Rowe, and Theodore Gentilz. 

 

/9 “Aniol Photograph Collection, PFC Aniol 1265”

Inclusive dates: ca. 1860-1950

Volume: Several prints

Description: Prints, stereographs, postcards, slides, and negatives; 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; finding aid available.

 

/10 “Davis album of San Antonio historic sites, V Photos Album 2/1 Davis”

Inclusive dates: ca. 1910-1921

Volume: Several prints

Description: Prints, typescript, clippings, and notes; re: Franciscan Indian missions, San Antonio, Texas. 

 

/11 “Ford Green's Album of the Missions No. 1, Vault Photos Box 6 Oversized 12068” 

Inclusive dates: 1950

Volume: 3 volumes

Description: 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.       

 

/12 “Mexico and San Antonio Views [Picture]: with Scenes along the Mexico Central Railroad, V Photos Album 4 Mexico” 

Inclusive dates: 1903

Volume: Several prints   Description: Franciscan Indian missions, San Antonio, Texas. 

 

/13 “San Antonio Views [Picture], V Photos Album 9 San Antonio”

Inclusive dates: undated (late 19th century)

Volume: Several prints

Description: Franciscan Indian missions, San Antonio, Texas.   

 

/14 “San Antonio Views, PFC Jordan 2349”

Inclusive dates: Undated

Volume: 3 prints 

Description: Photographs, re: San Antonio de Valero (El Alamo), San José y San Miguel de Aguayo and Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña Missions, all San Antonio, Texas. 

 

/15 “Springer Collection, PFC Springer 12224”

Inclusive dates: ca. 1920

Volume: 9 prints

Description: Photographs, re: San Antonio de Valero (El Alamo), San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, and Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña Missions, all San Antonio, Texas. 

 

/16 “Zellweger Photograph Album, PFC Zellweger Collection”

Inclusive dates: 1912-1923

Volume: Several photographs

Description: Prints and negatives (copies), re: Franciscan Indian missions, San Antonio, Texas. 

 

/17 “General Photograph Collection”

Inclusive dates: 1880s-1996

Volume: 274 photographs

Description: Prints (some copies), stereographs, and negatives; re: primarily San Francisco de la Espada, Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña, San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Juan Capistrano, and San Antonio de Valero (El Alamo) Missions, all San Antonio, Texas, and Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga (La Bahia) Mission, Goliad, Texas.   

 Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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