GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
University of Texas at Austin. Benson Latin American Collection
Sid Richardson Hall 1.108
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712
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.