Volume 3: Western United States
Texas: TX-5

University of Texas at Austin. Benson Latin American Collection
Sid Richardson Hall 1.108
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712

Phone: 512-495-4520

Alternative website: See -- Texas Archival Resources Online


Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes 


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: Between 1497-1958

Volume: Approximately 4 cubic feet  

Description: Within 7 collections. 


/1 “Carlos Casteñada Collection”  

Inclusive dates: Between 1497-1958 (bulk 1924-1958)

Volume: Few items 

Description: Authored Our Catholic Heritage in Texas; includes essays, articles, other writings, and collected research documents with translations (some copies) related at least in part to Native Americans; finding aid available online.  


/2 “Presidio de San Felipe y Santiago de Janos Records”

Inclusive dates: Between 1706-1858

Volume: Few items  

Description: Correspondence, reports, sacramental records, and other documents re: presidio, Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Janos Mission (Chihuahua, Mexico), Apache Indians, and New Mexico, military expeditions in New Mexico; partial finding aid available online.


/3 “Ricardo and Harriett Romo Collection of Mexican American Art Prints”

Inclusive dates: 1981?

Volume: At least 2 artworks 

Description: Scenes of Catholic missions among Native Americans; finding aid available online.


/5 “W.B. Stephens Collection”

Inclusive dates: 1559-1936

Volume: Approximately 50% of 8 cubic feet

Description: Correspondence, reports, legal documents, pamphlets and ephemera within 3 series, re: Native Americans and Catholic missions in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Northern Mexico; Series 1 described in Guide to the Latin American Manuscripts in the University of Texas Library, Harvard University Press, 1939; Series 2-3 described in finding aids available onsite.


/6 “Genaro Garcia Collection: Manuscripts Collection” 

Inclusive dates: 1698-1911

Volume: .05 cubic foot 

Description: Divided into sub-collections including the Antonio Margil de Jesús Collection with letters, petitions, and reports by Fray Antonio Margil de Jesús, O.F.M. [Franciscans] and the Franciscan colleges of Santa Cruz de Querétaro and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Zacatecas, re: Franciscan missions among native people (e.g. Coahuiltecan, Mestizos) in Texas; finding aid available online. 


/7 “Photographs from the Genaro García Collection”

Inclusive dates: Between 1800s-1900s

Volume: Several photographs   

Description: Mostly representations from the 1910 Centenario; includes several peope involved with Franciscan missions in Texas and Mexico; finding aid available online. 


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.