GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
San Antonio Mission National Historic Park. Headquarters
2202 Roosevelt Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78210
Email: See website (Contact Us)
Hours: See website
Access: No restrictions
Copying facilities: Yes
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: ca. 1700-ongoing
Volume: Ca. 1 cubic foot
Description: The records at San Antonio Missions National Historic Park pertain to the Spanish Franciscan mission sites of Nuestra Señora de la Purisima Concepción de Acuña (Caddo, Coahuiltecan, Mestizos), San Francisco de la Espada (Caddo, Coahuiltecan, Mestizos), San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo (Apache, Caddo, Coahuiltecan, Karankawa, Mestizos), and San Juan Capistrano (Caddo, Coahuiltecan, Mestizos) missions, San Antonio, Texas. Because the holdings are not arranged according to a classification scheme, the description is by record type.
/1 Oral Histories
Inclusive dates: 1998
Volume: 20-30 interviews
Description: Audio recordings with some transcriptions; interviewed by J. Gilbert Quezuda.
/2 Bexer County Land Records
Inclusive dates: 1736-1838
Volume: Few reels of microfilm
Description: From Bexar County Courthouse, San Antonio, Texas.
/3 Franciscan Colegio de Zacatecas
Inclusive dates: 1700s-1800s
Volume: 30 reels of microfilm
/4 “Laredo [Municipal] Archives”
Inclusive dates: 1749-1896, undated
Volume: 15 letters within 15 reels of microfilm
Description: Re: Franciscans, Jesuits, and concerns by Laredo about Comanche and Apache Indians; from St. Mary’s University. Blume Library, San Antonio, Texas.
/5 Photograph Collection
Inclusive dates: Unknown
Volume: Several (includes copies)
Description: Includes copies of images from the University of Texas, San Antonio, Institute of Texan Cultures.
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.