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. 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 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.


Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette Archives