Hispanic and Spanish-Language Resources

Compiled by Austin L. Allison

Contact Information:

Reference Department,

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Telephone: (806) 742-9070

Email: reference.swco@ttu.edu

See also "Hispanic," Mexican," and "Spanish" entries in the Reference Files list

for additional resources including microfilm and manuscript collections.

See also Mexican Americans and Texas bibliography.

Rare Books

The SWC/SCL Rare Books Department holds over 3,600 Spanish plays. More than 150 of these are unique, with no other libraries, archives or museums in the 170 countries of the OCLC database owning copies. Ranging in date from the 18th century to the 1930s, the collection includes works on a range from largely unknown playwrights to such famous Spanish writers as Jacinto Benavente, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Félix Lope de Vega, and José Echegaray. Also well represented are Spanish-language translations, among which are works originally written in German, English, Portuguese, Italian and French.

Manuscript Collections

Aguero, Bidal
Papers, 1949-1988 and undated
8 boxes (7.3 linear feet)

This collection consists of personal, financial, business records, activity records with civil rights, social service organizations, and governmental agencies pertaining to Bidal Aguero's activities. For further details click here: Aguero. Bidal Aguero attended Texas Tech University and the University of Wisconsin. Aguero was the founder of COMA (Commerciantes Organizado Mexicano-Americanos) and worked with several civil-rights and social service organizations, notably La Raza Unida Party and Defensa, Inc. He is currently editor of El Editor, a Hispanic newspaper published in Lubbock, Texas.

Albidrez, Daniel
Papers, 1927-1957
54 leaves

Includes correspondence and ledgers. Bulks (1927-1957) with material relating to Albidrez's position with a Mexican-American burial society in Lubbock, Texas. The collection also includes a 1934 population census of the Guadalupe barrio in Lubbock. The collection is in Spanish. An early Hispanic leader in Lubbock, Texas, Albidrez was born in 1896 in Balmorhea, Texas. He moved to Lubbock in 1912 and, in 1926, helped organize the Los Socio del Sementerio as a support group for the residents of the Guadalupe barrio, or Colonia Mexicana, in Lubbock. Albidrez served as the organization's secretary.

Arista, Mariano
Papers, 1840
1 microfilm reel (1 ft.): positive

Includes a broadside, dated August 6, 1840, at the Headquarters in Matamoros, issued by General Arista to the Cherokees, Shawnees, Wacos, Kickapoos, and other Indian tribes in Texas. Born in 1802 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Arista joined the Puebla regiment and advanced to brigadier general and made commandant general of Tamaulipas and general of the Mexican Army of the North in 1839. He put down attempts to establish the Republic of the Rio Grande in 1840 and, also in that capacity, commanded the Mexican forces in the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma in May 1846. Arista became Mexican Secretary of War in 1848 and was declared the constitutional President of Mexico in 1851. He was exiled in 1853 near Lisbon, Portugal, where he died in 1855.

Bruns, H.
Durango, Mexico Collection, 1758-1759
62 leaves

Consists of original handwritten Spanish documents concerning the resignation of Don Nicolas Francisco de Riva and the appointment of Joachin Sanchez de Bustamente to the office of public scribe in Durango, Mexico (1758-1759); and several other similarly styled papers of Antonio Alcaldes, Sindico Procurador, concerning the procurement of additional public scribes (1801). Founded in 1563, Durango, officially named Victoria de Durango, is a city in northwestern Mexico located about 500 miles northwest of Mexico City.

Cardona, Geronimo
Papers, 1854
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

The item is a bulletin in Spanish from Brigadier General Geronimo Cardona to the people of Coahuila, Mexico published in August 24, 1854 concerning the Indians attacking the haciendas and ranches from the area. The item is accompanied by a translation. Geronimo Cardona was Governor and Commanding General of the Department of Coahuila, Mexico. Coahuila is a desert state located in northern Mexico along the Rio Grande border. For many years the people of Northern Mexico had been subjected to Indian raids and attacks upon their properties. Some of the tribes were Apaches and Comanches bent upon revenge for lands taken from them.

Castañeda, Carlos Eduardo
Papers, 1938-1961
1 box and 2 scrapbooks(1.2 linear feet)

Includes literary productions, printed material, and class notes pertaining to Texas, Latin American, and Mexican history. The collection bulks (1938-1947) with class notes on Spanish and Mexican history. Also includes an unpublished textbook manuscript, a partial work of fiction, and two articles by Cecil Johnson and Fray Jose Franco Lopez. An historian, author, and librarian, Castañeda was born in 1896 in Camargo, Mexico. He received his B.A. (1921), M.A. (1923), and Ph.D. (1932) degrees from the University of Texas. He wrote extensively on Texan, Latin American, Mexican, and Yaqui Indian history, and served as Latin American Librarian and Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas. He held memberships and fellowships in the American Catholic Association, Texas Historical Association, American Historical Association, American Library Association, Catholic Library Association, and Southwestern Committee on Latin American Culture. Castañeda died in 1958.

Connor, Seymour V.
Papers, 1847-1980
31,333 leaves

Includes correspondence, general files, literary productions, photographs, printed material, and research material concerning Connor's work and research about Texas and Southwestern history. Also contains the preliminary study, general information, printer copy, galley proofs, page proofs, picture proofs, and the make-up and layout examples for Builders of the Southwest, a special, limited publication on pioneer builders of Lubbock, Texas and the South Plains area. The collection bulks (1948-1979) with literary productions primarily concerning ethnic groups in Texas, United States-Mexico relations, and Texas history.

An archivist, historian, and author, Connor was born in 1923 in Paris, Texas, and educated at the University of Texas. He served as Archivist of the State of Texas and of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Connor was also a professor of history at Texas Tech University (1965-1979) and Director of the Southwest Collection (1956-1963). He is the author of numerous books and articles including Explorers and Settlers, Texas in 1774, and Broadcloth and Britches. His edited works include A Biggers Chronicle and Builders of the Southwest.

Cornick, Boyd
Family papers, 1878-1978 and undated
17,997 leaves

Includes correspondence, legal and financial material, medical records and journals, literary productions, printed and scrapbook material, photographs, diaries, and a genealogy of the Boyd Cornick Family. The collection bulks (1878-1964) with individual family members' correspondence. Items of note include a weather diary (1928-1933), materials on the American Relief Administration in Russia (1921-1922), the Red Cross-YMCA Mission to Paris (1919), the Civil War in Tennessee, Texas politics, the establishment of Texas Technological College, mining and banking in Mexico, and the Women's Missionary Society of San Angelo (1907-1918). Cornick, born in 1856, became a specialist in the treatment of tuberculosis. He moved to San Angelo, Texas, in 1891 after he contracted the disease himself. After his recovery from tuberculosis, Cornick organized a tuberculosis clinic, became active in state and local medical associations, and served on the Texas State Board of Health. He and his wife, Louise, had five children. Cornick died in 1933.

Cornick, Boyd
Family papers, 1893-1921 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection consists of medical pamphlets mostly written by Boyd Cornick. Dr. Cornick, M.D., held a practice in San Angelo, Texas in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. His pamphlets cover topics such as tuberculosis, appendicitis, and medical ethics.

Coronado Cuarto Centennial Committee (New Mexico)
Papers, 1940 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection contains printed material on the Coronado Cuarto Centennial Committee from 1940 and undated.

De La Cruz, Gilbert
Collection, 1940s-2003
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

The items include: laser-copied photo of De La Cruz as a member of Los A's baseball team of Lubbock (late 1940s); one certificate as Albuquerque High School's All-Time Baseball Outfielder (2003); and one photocopy of the Viking Legend's story on De La Cruz's high school football career (2000). Gilbert "Beto" De La Cruz played sports in Lubbock, Texas during the early 1940s through the early 1950s and then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a 12 year-old in Lubbock, De La Cruz played semi-pro baseball. He continued playing baseball and football after moving to Albuquerque. There he leads his teams to numerous state titles. He also coached little league and lead one of his teams to the state title. Currently he is active in the slow-pitch leagues.

DeLeon, Arnoldo
Papers, 1973-1975
309 leaves

Contains indexes of articles from numerous newspapers concerning Blacks, Indians and Tejanos and some scrapbook materials. DeLeon, a Texas historian, has published numerous articles and books on Texas' Hispanic heritage.

Dia De Los Muertos (Lubbock, Tex.)
Records, 1998-2003
1 small box (0.4 linear feet)

The collection has correspondence, meeting notes, printed materials, posters and newspapers, contact sheets, and numerous slides and photographs concerning the activities of the Dia De Los Muertos Committee and the celebration of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead or All Souls Day) in Lubbock, Texas. For further details, click here: DDLMuertos.

The Committee began its activities in 1999 to gather the support needed to perform this celebration in an orderly fashion and to spread its publicity. Lubbock did not participate in the holiday until 1996 when an exhibition of artwork called Celebracion was set up emphasizing the Catholic holiday. Dia De Los Muertos an official holiday is celebrated each year in Mexico on November 2nd of the Catholic calendar. The custom was brought over to the U.S. by Mexican immigrants. The celebration of Day of the Dead or All Souls Day offers a way for the living to invite the deceased home once a year and easing any emotional pains suffered during their departure. Candy is offered, people dress in skeletal costumes, and music is sung to welcome the dead.

Dorow, Tavita
Collection, 1993
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

The item is CD copy with 11 scanned photographs of Lubbock’s first Cesar Chavez March in 1993. Mrs. Tavita Dorow is involved with civic affairs in Lubbock, Texas and currently serves as co-chair of the Hispanic Agenda. The Cesar Chavez March is an attempt to promote Hispanic awareness, civil rights, esprit de corps, and voter registration in Lubbock, Texas. It is held annually during the Spring season. During the 1960s, Cesar Chavez organized the migrant farm laborers into a union in order to acquire better wages and working conditions. The march honors his memory.

E. K. Warren and Son, Inc. (Three Oaks, Michigan)
Papers, 1884-1973 and undated
10 boxes and 17 ledgers (15.0 linear feet)

Includes correspondence, financial material, legal material, office files, and maps and charts accumulated from the Three Oaks, Michigan, office of E. K. Warren and Son. The collection deals primarily with the financial and legal aspects of Warren's ranching interests in Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Of particular interest are records dealing with depredations suffered by company ranches in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution of 1910. For further details, click: EKWarren. Manufacturers of buggy whips and corset stays, the company was founded by Edward K. Warren, who also invested in Southwestern Land and Cattle through the influence of his son, Charles K. Warren.

Earnest, Gertrude Hofman
Papers, 1987-1976
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.): negative

Contains genealogical information of Mrs. Earnest's family and an 1867 diary of a trip taken by William Koock to Germany and Mexico. Earnest was related to the Hofman and the Koock families who operated the Hofman Dry Goods Store in Mason, Texas.

El Paso Valley Cotton Association (Texas)
Records, 1953-1966
2,103 leaves

Consists of correspondence, printed material, and scrapbook material concerning the Maid of Cotton contests and the Bracero labor program. This was an association of cotton farmers concerned with the promotion of cotton in the Texas counties of El Paso, Hudspeth, and Culberson. The association sponsored the area's Maid of Cotton contest and also handled the contracting of farm labor through the Bracero program from 1955-1965. The program was designed by Mexican president, Manuel Avila Comacho and U.S. president, Franklin Roosevelt to allow Mexican laborers (braceros) to serve as agricultural workers in the southwestern United States during World War II. In 1943, the program was expanded to include non-agricultural labor as well. In all, over 300,000 Mexicans participated in the program.

Faulk, Odie B.
Papers, 1960-1973 and undated
5 boxes (4.3 linear feet)

Includes literary productions, printed material, and scrapbook material pertaining to Faulk and his career as an historian and author of the American Southwest. The collection bulks (1960-1973) with literary productions, including manuscripts, galley proofs and page proofs of numerous books by Faulk. For further details, click here: OFaulk.

An historian, author, and educator, Faulk was born in 1933 in Winnsboro, Texas, and received B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Texas Tech University. He taught at Texas A&M, University of Arizona, Arizona State, and Arizona Western before becoming head of the history department at Oklahoma State University in 1972. Faulk is the author and co-author of numerous articles and books, including Land of Many Frontiers (1968) and North America Divided: The Mexican War (1972), both of which were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Gaschen, Dena
Papers, 1917-1998 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection contains photocopies of correspondence and printed material relating to the Longoria Family. Dena Gaschen is related to the Longoria Family whose descendants have had a long history in Texas. They first settled in the Rio Grande Valley in 1749 when Texas was part of New Spain. The family held onto its land grant holdings through the Spanish, Mexican, Texan, Confederate, and Union eras of Texas history. Mrs. Gaschen passed away in mid-February, 1999.

Harper, James W.
Collection, 1843-1989 and undated
4 boxes (3.5 linear feet)

The collection contains copies of Dr. Harper’s writings on General Scott and notes and materials used in his research. Types of material in the collection include personal and official correspondence, financial material, government reports, news clippings, and printed material. Much of the collection consists of photocopies or microfilm copies of selected material held in other archives or from descendents of Hugh Lenox Scott. Sources of material include the Library of Congress, United States Army Military History Institute - Carlisle Barracks, United States Military Academy Library - Special Collections, United States National Archives, and the University of Texas Library. The source collection and subject of contents is noted on each file and many leaves include additional location information. For further details click here: JWHarper.

The bulk of the collection consists of items from the Hugh Lenox Scott Family papers. In addition to correspondence between Scott family members, the Family papers contain documents and correspondence of the Lewis Merrill family. Scott’s wife Mary was the daughter of General Lewis Merrill, a veteran of the Civil War and Indian campaigns in the western United States. Dr. Harper obtained photocopies from originals in the possession of Hugh Lenox Scott II, General Scott’s grandson. Some of the correspondence had been arranged in chronological files by Dr. Harper and this arrangement was preserved in the files labeled “General.” All the correspondence files contain similar material, comprised mostly of letters between General Scott and his wife Mary. At this time, the Southwest Collection has no confirmation as to the disposition of the original documents in the Hugh Lenox Scott Family papers. Copied microfilm rolls from the United States National Archives and the Library of Congress have been transferred to the Microfilm Collections of the Southwest Collection.

James Harper is a retired history professor who formerly taught at Texas Tech University. In researching his dissertation, Dr. Harper collected copies of documents pertaining to the military career and personal life of Major General Hugh Lenox Scott and his family. As a professor, Harper’s continued research included conducting oral history interviews with some of General Scott’s descendents.

Major General Hugh Lenox Scott was born in Kentucky in 1853. An 1876 graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, Scott began his career as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Cavalry on the northern plains. During his time in the west, Scott studied Native Americans and used his knowledge and skill in sign language to promote peaceful relations. Scott served in the Spanish-American War and assisted in the reconstruction period in Cuba. Other offices held by Scott include Governor of Sulu Archipelago in the Philippines, Superintendent of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Chief of Staff of the Army, interim Secretary of War, Commandant of Fort Dix, Chairman of the New Jersey Highway Commission, and a member of the Board of Indian Commissioners. Scott’s skill as a negotiator helped avert conflict in a number of incidents with Native Americans and with Francisco “Pancho” Villa on the Mexican border. Hugh Lenox Scott married Mary Merrill, daughter of General Lewis Merrill, in 1880. He died in 1934.

Heart O' Texas Hereford Association
Records, 1954-1959
4,924 leaves

Contains correspondence, financial and legal material, printed material, and scrapbook material pertaining to the association, the Heart O' Texas Fair, and the sale and promotion of Hereford cattle. The collection bulks (1954-1957) with financial material concerning the sale of cattle at Heart O' Texas Fairs. Of special note is correspondence with the Secretary of Agriculture of Mexico concerning the sale of Texas livestock to the Mexican government. The association was founded in 1954 to promote the sale of Texas Hereford cattle in conjunction with the annual Heart O' Texas Fair in Waco, Texas.

Herren, Ernestine Cox
Papers, 1987 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Includes literary productions and newspaper articles. The literary production is Herren's family genealogy, while the newspaper articles deal with Hispanics in Abilene, Texas. Ernestine is her family's genealogist and a descendent of pioneer West Texans. The Herren family settled and ranched in Harkell, Texas. Her husband, Sam P. Herren II, served for thirty years as the official weather recorder for the National Weather Service in Haskell.

Hickerson, Nancy P.
Collection of Historic Documents, 1572-1996 and undated
1 box (0.50 linear feet)

The bulk of the collection is comprised of photocopies of historic documents from the Archivo General de Indias (A. G. I.) in Seville, Spain. The documents, in 16th and 17th century Spanish, include reports, letters, etc. from the audencias de Guadalajara and Mexico and address conditions and relations with native populations, especially in present-day Texas. In the inventory, each document is identified according to the accompanying A.G.I. designators. No attempt was made to translate or further identify the contents of the documents, although at least some reference the Presidio Bahia Espiritu Santo and some mention the Jumanos (Humanos). The collection also includes a photocopy of Dr. Hickerson’s article: The Servicios of Vicente de Zaldívar: New Light on the Jumano War of 1601 (Ethnohistory, 43:1) and associated research material.

Nancy P. Hickerson retired from teaching after serving many years as Professor of Anthropology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where she taught courses in Anthropological Linguistics and Ethnology. In her later career, Dr. Hickerson focused her research on native populations in Texas and the North American southwest during the Spanish colonial period, especially the Jumanos. In addition to her many journal articles on linguistics, teaching, and ethnology, Nancy Hickerson is known for her books The Jumanos: Hunters and Traders of the South Plains and Linguistic Anthropology, a widely-used linguistics textbook.

Holden, William Curry and Francis Mayhugh
Papers, 1836-1989 and undated
127,300 leaves (84 boxes, 2 oversized item, and 1 scrapbook)

Includes correspondence, financial material, research material, and literary productions pertaining to Holden's career as a teacher, writer and administrator. Also includes personal correspondence and scrapbook material. Bulks (1915-1973) with research notes, rough drafts, and correspondence related to his scholarly publications. Of particular interest is a collection of diaries written by Dr. Holden's students during an archaeological field expedition to Mexico. For further details, click here: Holden.

An author and historian, Holden was born in Coolidge, Limestone County, Texas. He attended high school in Rotan, Texas, and received B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas. He taught history at McMurry College (1923-1927), the University of Texas (1927-1928) and at Texas Tech University (1928-1965). At Texas Tech University, he served as professor of History, Sociology and Anthropology, Dean of Archaeological and Social Science, and Dean of the Graduate School. Holden was granted the status of Professor Emeritus of History in 1965. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Southwest Collection and the Texas Tech Museum. Holden died in 1993 in Lubbock, Texas.

Holmes, Hugh B.
Papers, 1908-1959
151 leaves

Includes construction notes, instructions to division and resident engineers, photographs and a table of distances and elevation. Holmes was a chief engineer of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad. He was a member of the first surveying parties locating a route through the Sierra Madre in Chihuahua, Mexico, in 1908. He became chief engineer in 1913. Later, Holmes was associated with the Coverdale and Colpitts consulting engineering firm of New York City.

Horn, Paul Whitfield
Papers, 1908-1932
595 leaves

Includes literary productions, printed materials, photographs, scrapbook material, which contains information on a dinner given for Horn to honor him for meritorious service as superintendent in Houston. The scrapbook also includes articles from The Houston Chronicle that were written by Horn from Mexico City documenting his experiences there. The collection bulks (1908-1918) with printed material written by Horn on education. Also of interest are scrapbooks (1916-1932) dealing with current events and interests.

An author and educator, Horn was born in 1870 in Boonesville, Missouri. He received an A.M. degree from Central College in Fayette, Missouri, in 1888 and his L.L.D. from Baylor University in 1917. He taught in rural schools (1884-1885) and the Pryor Institute (1889-1892), and served as a high school principal in Sherman, Texas (1895-1897). He was a school superintendent in Houston (1904-1921) and at the American School in Mexico City (1921-1922). Horn became president of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas (1922-1923), and, in 1923, was appointed the first president of Texas Technological College where he selected faculty and drafted curricula. He authored or co-authored four textbooks: New Century Spelling Book (1908); School Room Essential (1911); Best Things in Our Schools (1913); and New American Readers (1919). He married Maud Keith in 1890, and the couple had one daughter, Ruth Horn Andrews. Horn died in 1932.

International Congress of Historians of the United States and Mexico
Records, 1958
135 leaves

Contains printed materials and literary productions, which include seven papers presented at the conference. Four of the papers are in Spanish and three are English translations. The conference occurred November 3-6, 1958, at the University of Texas in Austin. The congress consisted of papers presented in English and Spanish concerning issues in the history of Mexico and the United States.

Mauldin, Ethel Jeannette
Papers, 1940-1950 and undated
1 box (0.3 linear foot)

Items include a collection of poems, short stories, correspondence, musical compositions, and publications. Ethel Jeannette Mauldin was a poet laureate of Texas and a prolific writer. She has also recorded various legends of Texas and Mexico. Some of her manuscripts are accompanied by Spanish language translations.

Palomares, Rudolfo S. D.
Collection, 1818-1887
140 leaves

This collection has been artificially created. Consists of photocopied letters and legal documents, some dating from the Spanish Colonial period, pertaining to the Yaqui country in northwestern Mexico. Palomares was a government official of Mexico.

Ramirez, Jose
Papers, 1987-1997
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Contains a biography of Ramirez, Jose, eulogy for Ramirez, Jose, photocopy of a news clipping honoring Ramirez, Jose, photocopy of the dedication program for Jose S. Ramirez Elementary School, 1987, and a Spanish poem, Mi Razon, 1994. Jose Ramirez was a prominent Lubbock businessman, LULAC member, civic leader, and school board member. He passed away in the mid 1990s.

Republic of the Rio Grande
Collection, 1838-1844
40 leaves

The collection contains newspapers and public announcements, printed in Spanish, regarding an attempt to establish a confederation of the northern states of Mexico. A short-lived republic encompassing the Mexican states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas. Formed in Northern Mexico at about the same time as the Republic of Texas, the Republic of the Rio Grande unsuccessfully sought aid from the Republic of Texas. Informally organized on November 3, 1838, the republic was formally established in January 1840; however, the republic was strongly opposed by the Mexican government and was officially dissolved in November 1840, although attempts to revive it continued into 1844

Robb, John Donald
Papers, 1957-1970
458 leaves

Consists of compositions and lists of compositions by Robb. Also contains literary productions by Robb about folk songs and composing. The collection bulks (1962-1965) with programs of musical events attended and/or participated in by Robb. Some of these programs are in Spanish. Of special interest is the copy of Robb's opera called "Little Joe." A lawyer, composer, conductor, and writer, Robb was born in 1892 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received his law degree from Harvard in 1922, and his M.A. in music from Mills College in 1950. Robb practiced law in New York City for 20 years, and served as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque from 1946-1957. Robb's musical interests centered around folk music and electronic music.

Santa Maria Magdalena Mission
Records, undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

The collection contains photocopies of a typescript of the Santa Maria Magdalena Mission records, 1698-1825. The records record the deaths of Fathers Manuel Gonzales and Ygnacio Yturmendi in 1782, of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in 1711, and descriptions of Seri raids at San Lorenzo in 1757 and Magdalena in 1776. Spanish missions were a part of early Texas and California history. When the Spanish rulers came they establish church missions based on the Catholic religion to Christianize the natives. However the native population reacted in most cases violently against religious persecution.

Sonora, Mexico
Collection, 1897
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Item is a bill of sale receipt from Senior Guillermo N. Sosa and Don Antonio Calderon to J. C. Waterman. The place is called La Dura in the district of Ures in the State of Sonora, Mexico. This financial document was executed in Hermosilla on April 12, 1897. This document is in Spanish. Sonora, Mexico is located south of the State of Arizona. It has an acreage of 70,484 square miles with a population of about 1.9 million. Hermosilla is the capital of Sonora. It is predominately mountainous with surrounding desert regions.

Vigness, David Martell
Papers, 1949-1976
5,684 leaves

The collection consists primarily of printed materials dealing with Latin America, including Latin American studies materials and periodicals. Also includes records pertaining to Vigness' career as a graduate faculty member at Texas Tech University. Vigness was a professor of history at Texas Tech University from 1955-1979 and chairman of the History Department from 1961-1978. He specialized in Latin American history. He was a member of the Lubbock Rotary Club, Board Member of the Austin Theological Seminary, and an elder of the Lubbock First Presbyterian Church. He died in July 1979.



Microfilm Collections

Aguirre, Lauro, Tomachi! Redemcion! Revoluciones Recientes y Futuras de Mexico (1 Reel) Micro A284

Almonte, Juan Nepomuceno, Noticia Estadistica Sobre Tejas (1 Reel) Micro A452

Anonymous Communication from San Felipe de Austin, 1832 (1 Reel) Micro A615 C734

Austin, Stephen Fuller, Esposicion al Publico de Tejas (1 Reel) Micro A937 E

Bartlett, John Russell, 1850-1852 (12 Reels) Micro B289

Berlandier Y. Chovel, Diario de Viage de la Comision de Limites que Puso Exmo. Sr. General de Division de Mier y Teran, 1827 (1 Reel) Micro B514

Bexar Archives, 1717-1836 (172 Reels, #1 missing) Micro B572

Bexar Archives, 1786-1809 (36 Reels) Micro B572 SWC

Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Nunez, La Relacion y Comentarios del Governador (1 Reel) Micro C114

Consular Despatches, Various Towns and Dates Micro U58S

Colecion de las Leyes y Decritos Espedidas por el Congreso General de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, en los anyos de 1831 y 1832 (1 reel) Micro M611 L415 1833

Declaration of Independence from Spain and Europe (Mexican), 1813. Law of April 6, 1830 (1 Reel) Micro T356 D637 1813

Fernando de Soto, Conquest of Florida, London, 1686 (1 Reel) Micro D467 E51 1683

Filisola, Vicente, Representacion al Supremo Gobierno (1 Reel) Micro F483 R

Filisola, Vicente, Memorias Guerra de Tejas (1 Reel) Micro F483 MR

Joutel, Henri, Diario Historico del Ultimo Viaje que Hizo M. de La Salle (1 Reel) Micro J865

Juarez Archives (2 Reels) Missing?

Jose Augustin de Escudero, Noticias de Estadisticas del Estado de Cihuahua (1 Reel) Micro E74

La Opinion, 14 March 1836 (1 Reel) Micro O61 SLP

Laredo Archives, 1796-1861 (13 Reels) Micro L321 I

Lubbock, Texas, El Editor (Weekly newspaper, Incomplete Run) (3 reels) Micro L927 E37

Lubbock, Texas, El Noticiero, June 29, 1956 – August 22, 1958 (Incomplete, La Prensa de Suroeste, January 24, 1960, El Semanario, July 22, 1960 – October 29, 1960 (1 reel) Micro L927 B

Lubbock, Texas, La Voz, March 5, 1954 – December 21, 1981 (1 Reel, Weekly) Micro L927 V

Martinez Caro, Ramon, Verdadera de la Primera Campana de Tejas (1 Reel) Micro M385 C

Mexico City, Mexico, El Mosquito Mexicano, April 8, 1836 – April 13, 1838 (1 Reel) Micro M616 M912

Mexicio, Archivo General de Historia, 1755-1769, Volume 91, Part 2 (1 Reel) Micro M611 B694

Mexico, Archivo General, Provincias Internas, Volume 64 (1777-1794) and Volume 99 (1 Reel) Micro M611 P969

Mias Amigas Club Papers, 1896-1970 (1 Reel) Micro M618

New Mexico, Mexican Archives, 1821-1846 (42 Reels) Micro N551 M611

New Mexico, Spanish Archives, 1621-1821 (22 Reels) Micro N511 S735

New York, Texas and Mexico Railway Company: IL Texas de la Colinazzazione della sua Costa (1 reel) Micro M155

San Antonio, Texas, La Prensa, (Daily) 1916-1957 (21 Reels) Micro S194

Spain, Archivo Historico Nacional, Mapas, Planos y Dibujos (2 reels) Micro S733

Spain, Laws, Statutes, etc., Reglamento e Instrucion para los Presidios (1 Reel) Micro S833 L 1772

Texas, Documents, 1820-1834, Executive Records, Coahuila and Texas (1 Reel) Micro T356 D637

Urrea, Jose and Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Mexico and Texas (1 Reel) Micro U75

Villagra, Gaspar de, Historia de la Nueva Mexico, 1610 (1 Reel) Micro V713



(Microfilm unless noted otherwise)

Lubbock, TX - El Editor
Micro L927 E37

Lubbock, TX - El Notciero Micro L927 B

Lubbock, TX - El Semanario Micro L927 B

Lubbock, TX - La Prensa del Suroeste Micro L927 B

Lubbock, TX - La Voz Micro L927 V

Mexico City, Mexico - El Mosquito Mexicano Micro M616 M912

San Antonio, TX - La Prensa Micro S194


Photograph Collections

Aguero, Bidal

Part 1: SWCPC 449

Photograph Collection, 1975-1989
136 b/w copy prints; 14 b/w copy negatives;
1 color contact sheet; 971 color photo negatives

Collection includes images of Mexican Americans and organizations in Lubbock, Texas and the surrounding area. Includes politicians, organizations, meetings, athletic teams, celebrations, celebrities, publicity photos, musicians, dances, buildings, graduation class photos, beauty pageants, businesses, schools and children, awards ceremonies, boxing, and entertainers.

Part 2: SWCPC 449 E43

Photograph Collection, undated
1 b/w photo print

This collection consists of one graduation photograph of Roger Cortez.

Part 3: SWCPC 449 E44

Photograph Collection, undated
2 b/w prints

Collection contains two portraits of Ernesto Barton. Ernesto Barton is a well-known television personality and journalist who conducts a Lubbock TV program geared for Hispanics.

Arguello, Miguel
Photograph Collection, undated
5 b/w negatives, 3 color photo prints and 5 b/w copy prints

Contains images of two watercolor paintings and murals in front of the Lady of Guadalupe Hall in Slaton and in Lubbock, Texas. The murals depict several scenes relating to religious events which led to the establishment of the church in Mexico such as Juan Diego and Indian and Virgin appearance. Miguel Arguello is a native of Idalou and a graduate of South Plains College of Levelland.

Bennett, Isadora
Photograph Collection, 1950 and undated
9 photo prints

Consists of photographs relating to native dances from Mexico and the West Indies. Images of West Indian and Mexican dancers. Three principal dancers are Josefina Garcia, Jean Leon Destine, and Jeanne Ramon "Martinique," circa 1950.

Bynum, Raymond T.
Photograph Collection, 1923-1970
14 b/w copy negatives

Is comprised of images of marching bands, orchestras, uniforms, instruments, conductors and auditoriums in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico. Raymond T. Bynum organized the first band in the Southwest composed entirely of high school students at Abilene, Texas High School in 1926. He became band director at McMurry College in Abilene, Texas in 1946.

Photograph Collection, 1940-1952
40 photos
SWCPC 391, E1

Consists of commercial photographs of Spanish missions and movie stars' homes in California (1940-1952)

Carmona, Adan "Danny" Segura
Photograph Collection, undated
1 copy print: sepia: 7 x 5

Contains a photograph of Adan "Danny" Segura Carmona’s parents on their wedding day. Mr. Carmona was born in Ralls, Texas, in 1920. Carmona was a member of the first group of Hispanic students to attend North Ward School. Although he did not finish high school, his daughter, Anita Carmona Harrison, was the first Hispanic student to go through LISD and then graduate from Texas Tech. Mr. Carmona took part in the SWC’s Hispanic Oral History Project.

Chihuahua, Mexico
Photograph Collection, 1880-1900
2 b/w copy negatives

Includes images of a Mexican family and woman posing for portrait, circa 1890. Bulks with Mexican family. Photograph was taken in Chihuahua, Mexico.

De la Garza Family
Photograph Collection, 1895-1969
42 copy prints

Contains de la Garza family photographs from 1900-1905. The collection also includes the first car wreck in Del Rio (ca. 1907); blueprints of Brown Plaza (ca. 1969); the Brown Plaza historical marker (1970); the "Christmas Honey Cake Legend" (undated); quit-claim deed documents (ca. 1925); a funeral announcement/invitation [in Spanish] (ca. 1929); and the first Mexican-American woman to serve on a jury (ca. 1955).

Dominguez, Tirso
Photograph Collection, 1924-1986
39 b/w copy prints; 38 b/w copy negatives

Comprised of images of the Slaton, Texas, Mexican-American community during the mid-1920s. Includes automobiles, people, buildings, baseball players, September 16th Fiesta celebration, parade, and locomotive derailment. Bulks with Fiesta celebration photographs.

Garcia, Berta
Photograph Collection, 1922-1974
24 b/w copy negatives; 24 b/w copy prints

Includes images documenting the lives of Mexican-Americans in West Texas from 1922 to 1974, but especially during the 1950s. Includes images of a labor camp, families, a wedding, clothing, automobiles, an airport, and fair. Collection bulks with family activities.

Gonzales, Frank S.
Photograph Collection, 1960-1961
32 copy prints
SWCPC 57, I (E1)

Consists of photographs of the "Good Neighbors Project" involving Lubbock, Texas, and Oaxaca, Mexico (1960-1961).

Graves, Lawrence L.
Photograph Collection, 1909-1922 and undated
13 sepia picture postcards, 37 sepia photo prints, 1 photo print, 2 panoramics
SWCPC 672 E1

This collection consists of various images dating from 1909 to 1922. Of particular interest are the picture postcards, which depict military and Mexican military scenes during the Mexican Revolution.

Guerrero, Salvador
Photograph Collection, 1868-1965
66 b/w copy prints; 52 b/w negatives

Consists of images depicting the Mexican-American community primarily in San Angelo, Texas. Includes images of school children posing for pictures, athletes, American G. I. Forum meetings, early buildings, rail workers and depot, theater and weddings. Bulks with G. I. Forum meetings.

Holden, William Curry and Frances Mayhugh
Photograph Collection, 1933-1934 and undated
378 negatives; 49 color slides; 200 (35mm) copy prints; and 200 prints

Consists of negative and slide images taken during the Texas Technological College Yaqui Expedition. William Curry Holden led the expedition into Sonora, Mexico in 1933 and 1934. Also includes photographs relating to Dr. Holden’s research on Teresa "Teresita" Urrea, a native Mexican, who claimed to be clairvoyant and was revered as a healer.

McMillan, W. G., Jr.
Photograph Collection, 1930s-1960s
b/w prints, 1159 negatives, and 77 oversized prints

This is a collection of images taken and collected by W. G. McMillan, Jr. They include, Mexican-Americans and the Yaqui Expedition of 1934 and 1955.

Martinez Family
Photograph Collection, 1910s-1980s
20 b/w copy negatives and 20 b&w copy prints
SWCPC 810 E1

Collection details Martinez family and their social activities in Amarillo, Texas. Many images depict Hispanic culture.

Moreland, Robert A.
Photograph Collection, 1920-1930
15 b/w copy prints
SWCPC 372 E4

Collection contains images of wildcat exploration and oil drilling activities in Mexico during the 1920s. Bulks with workers and equipment

New Spain
Photograph Collection, undated
49 color negatives
SWCPC 759 E 1

Negatives images of old maps detailing New Spain before it became Mexico.

Pogue, Alan
Photograph Collection, 1885-1985
25 copy prints and 4 photo prints
SWCPC 523 E1-2

Bulks with images primarily of Mexican-American farm workers marching for better conditions in Texas.

Quintana, Israel
Photograph Collection, undated
1 b/w copy print; 2 b/w copy negatives

Collection contains one image of Mexican-American railroad workers and ranchers at Van Horn, Texas, 1913.

Ritz, Betty
Photograph Collection, 1890-1980
59 b/w coy prints; 177 b/w copy negatives
SWCPC 553 E1

Bulks with images of the Ritz family who immigrated to Mexico from Germany in the 19th century. Includes man, woman on horseback, portraits, weddings, and family group photos.

San Felipe de Austin Map
Photograph Collection, undated
1 b/w contact sheet; 19 b/w negatives

Contains images of map of San Felipe de Austin under Mexico in 1824. Images are a copy of a photostatic copy of the original in the General Land Office, Austin, Texas.

Santa Fe Expedition
Photograph Collection, undated
18 b/w negatives
SWCPC 716 E1

This collection consists of negatives of maps and paintings related to the Santa Fe Expedition.

Studhalter, Richard
Photograph Collection, 1935
10 b/w photo prints
SWCPC 372 E2

Collection contains images of the 1935 Texas Technological College Yaqui Expedition to Mexico. Bulks with same.

Villa, Pancho
Photograph Collection, 1914-1972
8 copy prints

Consists of photographs of Pancho Villa with his key men and a group of U. S. Army soldiers who were stationed in Mexico (1914-1923). The collection also contains a photograph of Soledad Jiminez, army lieutenant and former girlfriend of Villa (1972).

Wagner, Charles J.
Photograph Collection, 1934
28 b/w prints
SWCPC 806 E1

Collection details the Yaqui Expedition into Sonora, Mexico. Images show adobe buildings, cattle, vegetation, and natives.

Weddle, Robert S.
Photograph Collection, 1975
2 b/w copy prints
SWCPC 302 E1

Collection contains outdoor images of Robert Weddle, Texas writer, journalist, and publisher, in 1975. Includes image of Weddle fording the Rio Grande River at Las Islas crossing near Guerrero, Mexico.


Reference Files

For additional resources, see the Reference File list available here.

Journal Articles

See also these articles in historical journals.

Arizona and the West (F806 A69)

Brinckerheff, Sidney B. “The Last Years of Spanish Arizona, 1786-1821.” (Spanish)

Burrus, Ernest J, S.J. “Kino, Historian’s Historian.” Vol. 4 No. 1 or 2 1962. (Explorer/Span/Missionary)

Carlisle, Charles R. & Bernard L. Fontana, translators and editors. “Sonora in 1773: Reports by Five Jaliscan Friars.” Part I Vol. 11 No. 1 Spring 1969; Part 2 Vol. 11 No. 2 Summer 1969. (Spanish/Friars)

Donohue, J. Augustine, S.J. “The Unlucky Jesuit Mission of BAC.” Vol. 2 No. 2 Summer 1960. (Span. Missions)

Eckhart, George G. “A Guide to the History of the Missions of Sonora.” Vol. 2 No. 2 Summer 1960. (Span. Missions)

Hastings, James R. “People of Reason and Others: The Colonization of Sonora to 1767” Vol. 3 No. 4 Winter 1961 (Span./Ind.)

_____, editor “Retracing the Route of the Fages Expedition of 1781 (Parts I & II).” Vol. 8 Nos. 1 & 2 1966. (Span/Yuma/Mohave/Trails)

Herring, Patricia Roche. “The Silver of El Real de Arizonac.” Vol. 20 No. 3 Autumn 1978. (De Anza/Spanish)

Ives, Ronald L. “Navigation Methods of Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J.” Vol. 2 No. 3 Autumn 1960. (Explorer/Missionary)

_____. “Father Kino’s 1657 Entrada to the Casa Grande Ruin in Arizona: A Reconstruction.” Vol. 15 No. 4 Winter 1973. (Spanish Exploration/Missions/Missionaries)

_____, editor. “Retracing Fages’ Route From San Gabriel to Yuma: April 1782.” Vol. 17 No. 2 Summer 1975. (Spanish Explorer/Trails)

Kessell, John L. “San Jose De Tumacacori–1773, A Franciscan Reports from Arizona.” Vol. 6 No. 4 Winter 1964. (Span Missions)

Loomis, Noel M. “Commandants-General of the Interior Provinces: A Preliminary List.” Vol. 11 No. 3 Autumn 1969. (Spanish Mil)

Moorhead, Max L. “The Spanish Deportation of Hostile Apaches: The Policy and the Practice.” Vol. 17 No. 3 Autumn 1975 (Apache/Spanish)

O’Connor, Hugo, translated and edited by Mary Lu Moore and Delmar L Beene. “The Interior Provinces of New Spain: The Report of Hugo O’Connor, January 30, 1776.” Vol. 13 No. 3 Autumn. (Spanish Mil)

Park, Joseph F. “Spanish Indian Policy in Northern Mexico, 1765-1810.” Vol. 4 No. 4 Winter 1962. (Span/Ind/Comanche/Lipan/TX-AZ-NM Indians)

Polzer, Charles W., S.J. “The Franciscan Entrada into Sonora, 1645-1652: A Jesuit Chronicle.” Vol. 14 No. 3 Autumn 1972. (Missions)

Sheridan, Thomas E. “Cross or Arrow? The Breakdown Spanish-Seri Relations, 1729-1950.” Vol. 21 No. 2 Winter 1979. (Spanish/Seri)

Stoner, Rev. Victor R. “Fray Pedro Antonio de Arriquibar, Chaplin of the Royal Fort of Tucson.” Vol. 1 No. 1Spring 1959. (Span. Mil)

Torrans, Mary Powell. “Tubac’s Rightful Place in the Sun.” Vol. 1 No. 4 Winter 1959. (Span)

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Journal of the Southwest (F806 A69)

Bahr, Donald M.and Susan Fenger. “Indians and Missions: Homage to and Debate with Rupert Casto and Jeanette Henry.” Vol. 31 No. 3 Autumn 1989. (Ind/Missions)

Bandelier, Adolph F. “History of the Colonization and Missions of Sonora, Chihuahua, New Mexico and Arizona to the Year 1700.” Vol. 30 No. 1 Spring. (Spanish Missions/SW)

Baldwin, George C. “The Vanishing Inscription.” Vol. 41 No. 2 Summer 1999. (Span/Exploration/Dominuez/Escalante)

Bay, Ignacio Almada, Jose Marcos Medina Bustos, and Maria Del Valle Borrero Silva. “Towards a New Interpretation of the Colonial Regime in Sonora, 1681-1821.” Vol. 50 No. 4 Winter 2008. (Spanish/Mexican)

Craddock, Jerry. “Juan de Oñate in Quivira.” Vol. 40 No. 4 Winter 1998. (Spanish Exploration)

Ivey, James E. “‘The Greatest Misfortune of All’: Famine in the Province of New Mexico 1667-1672.” Vol. 36 No. 1 Spring 1994. (Pueblo Ind/Spanish Settlers)

Herrera, Carlos R. “Juan Bautista de Anza and the Social-Militarization of Bourbon El Paso, 1778-1788.” Vol. 46 No. 3 Autumn 2004. (Spanish Military)

John, Elizabeth A. H. “The Multilingual Vision of Fray Pimentel.” Vol. 34 No. 2 Summer 1992. (Missions)

Kania, Sonia. “The Probanza de Meritas of Vicente de Zaldivar: Edition and Notes to Part I (1601-1602).” Vol. 51 No. 2 Summer 2009. (Span/Explorer/ In Spanish & English)

Meyer, Michael C. “The Living Legacy of Hispanic Groundwater Law in the Contemporary Southwest.” Vol. 31 No. 3 Autumn 1989. (Water/Hispanic Law)

McCarty, Kieran. “Bernardo de Galvez on the Apache Frontier: the Education of a Future Viceroy.” Vol. 36 No. 2 Summer 1994. (Apache/Spanish)

O’Malley, Maria. “Mapping the Work of Stories in Villagra’s Historia de la Nueva Mexico.” Vol. 48 No. 3 Autumn. (Spanish/Explorers)

Reff, Daniel T. “Text and Context: Cures, Miracles and Fear in the Relacion of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca.” Vol. 38 No. 2 Summer 1996. (Cabeza de Vaca/Exploration/Spanish)

Vol. 48 No. 4 Winter 2006. Entire Issue on the Design of Mission Churches of the Spanish Borderland


Chronicles of Oklahoma (F691 C55)

Lewis Anna. “La Harpe’s First Expedition into Oklahoma.” Vol. 2 No. 4 Dec. 1924 Pp. 331-349. (Ind/ Trails)

_____. “Oklahoma as a Part of the Spanish Dominion, 1763-1803.” Vol. 3 No. 1 April 1925 Pp. 45-58.

_____. “Du Tisne’s Expedition into Oklahoma, 1719.” Vol. 3 No. 4 Dec. 1925 Pp. 319-323. (Trails)  

McRill, Leslie. “A Review of the de Soto Expedition.” Vol. 39 No. 1 1961 Pp. 70-79. (Spanish/Ind)


Ethnohistory (E51 E8)

Behar, Ruth. “The Visions of the Guahichil Witch in 1599: A Window of the Subjugation of Mexico’s Hunter-Gathers.” Vol. 34 No. 2 1987. (Gen/SW)

Hickerson, Nancy P. “The Servicios of Vicente de Zaldivar: New Light on the Jumano War of 1601.” Vol. 43 No. 1 1996. (Jumano)

Montellano, Bernard Ortiz de. “Caida de Mollera: Aztec Sources for a Mesoamerican Disease of Alleged Spanish Origin.” Vol. 34 No. 4 1987. (Gen)

Reff, Daniel T. “The ‘Predicament of Culture’ and Spanish Missionary Accounts of the Tepehuan and Pueblo Revolts.” Vol. 42 No. 1 1995. (Pueblo Ind/ Revolt)

Snow, David H. “Spanish American Pottery Manufacture in New Mexico: A Critical Review.” Vol. 31 No. 2 1984. (Gen)

Wiget, Andrew. “Father Juan Greyrobe: Reconstructing Tradition Histories, and the Reliability and Validity of Uncorroborated Oral Tradition.” Vol. 43 No. 3 1996. (Pueblo Revolt/ Zuni)

_____. “Truth and the Hopi: An Histographic Study of Documented Oral tradition Concerning the Coming of the Spanish.” Vol. 29 No. 3 Summer 1982. (Hopi)


Great Plains Journal (F591 G76)

Strout, Clevy Lloyd. “Flora and Fauna Mentioned in the Journals of the Coronado Expedition.” Vol. 11 No.1 Fall 1971. (Span/ Mil)

_____. “The Coronado Expedition: Following the Geography Described in the Spanish Journals.” Vol. 14 No. 1 Fall 1974. (Span/Mil)

Weddle, Robert S. “The San Saba’s Mission: Approach to the Great Plains.” Spring 1965 (Comanche/Apache/Span)


Great Plains Quarterly (F591 G762)

Carranza, Miguel A. “The Hispanic Presence on the Great Plains in the Age of Discovery: Myth and Reality.” Vol. 10 No.2 Spring 1990. (Span)

Chaves, Thomas E. “The Segesser Hide Paintings: History, Discovery, Art.” Vol. 10 No. 3 Spring 1990. (Span/Mex/Art) 

Magnaghi, Russell M. “Plains Indian in New Mexico: the Genizaro Experience.” Vol. 10 No. 2 Spring 1990. (Plains Ind/Spanish)

Palmer, Daryl W. “Coronado and Aesop: Fable and Violence on the Sixteenth-Century Plains.” Vol. 29 No. 2 Spring 2009. (Span/Coronado)

Vigil, Ralph H. “Spanish Exploration and the Great Plains in the Age of Discovery: Myth and Reality.” Vol. 10 No. 1 Winter 1990. (Spanish/Trails)

Wedel, Waldo R. “Coronado, Quivira, and Kansas: An Archaeologist View.” Vol. 10. No. 3 Summer 1990. (Coronado/Exploration)

Witte, Kevin C. “In the Footsteps of the Third Spanish Expedition: James Mackay and John T. Even’s Impact on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.” Vol. 26 No. 2 Spring 2006. (Span/Explorers)


The Journal of Arizona History (F806 A782)

Aguirre, Yjinio F. “Echoes of the Conquistadores Stock Raising in Spanish-Mexican Times.” Vol. 16 No. 3 Autumn 1975. (Ranching /Cattle)

Chambers, George W. “A 20th-Century Adventure with Juan Mateo Manje.” Vol. 2 No. 4 Winter 1961. (Spanish/Explorer)

Goldberg, Mark Allen “Negotiating Nacogdoches: Hasinai Caddo-Spanish Relations, Trade Space, and Formation of the Texas-Lousiana Border, 1779-1819.” Vol. 33 No. 1 2009. (Caddo/Span)

Ives, Richard L. “The Last Discovery of Corporal Antonio Luis: A Desert Cure for Survey.” Vol. 11 No. 2 Summer 1970. (Disease/Span Mil)

Ives, Ronald C. “Kino’s Exploration of the Pinacate Region.” Vol. 7 No. 2 Summer 1966. (Span/Explorer)

_____, editor. “From Pitic to San Gabriel in 1782: The Journey of Don Pedro Fages.” Vol. 9 No. 4 Winter 1968. (Span/Trails)

Kessell, John L., editor. “Anza, Indian Fighter: The Spring Campaign of 1766.” Vol. 9 No. 3 Autumn 1968. (Span Mil/apache/ Ind)

_____. “Anza Damns the Missions: A Spanish Soldier’s Criticism of Indian Policy, 1772.” Vol. 13 No. 1 Spring 1972. (Span Mil/Missions)

McCarty, Kieran, translation, introduction and annotations by Mark Santiago. “The Founder of Spanish Tucson Petitions the King: Don Hugo O’Connor’s 1770 Relacion.” Vol. 39 No. 1 Spring 1998. (Spanish Mil)

Montielo, Maria, translated by Kieran McCarty, “The Colorado Massacre of 1781: Maria Montielo’s Report,” Vol. 16 No. 3 Autumn 1975, (Span Mil/Yuma)

Salmon, Roberto Mario, translator & editor. “No Hope of Victory: Pineda’s 1791 Report on the Apache Frontier.” Vol. 20 No. 3 Autumn 1979. (Span Mil/Apache)

Santiago, Mark. “Eighteenth-Century Military Policy in Northern New Spain: A Review Essay.” Vol. 37 No. 3 Autunm 1996, (Span/Mil)

_____. “Virtue, Character, and Service: The Spanish Officer Corps in Sonora, 1779.” Vol. 44 No. 1 Spring 2003. (Spanish Mil)

_____. “The Spanish Drummer Boy: A Glimpse of Soldier Life on the Apache Frontier.” Vol. 47 No. 4 Winter 2006. (Spanish Military/Apache)

_____. “The Greatest Misfortune and Poverty: An Army Widow at the Tucson Presidio.” Vol. 52 No. 1 Spring 2011. (Span Mil/Apache)

_____. “The Flight of Some Weak Women, Apache Prisoners of War in New Spain: A 1779 Incident.” Vol. 51 No. 1 Spring 2010. (Apache/Span. Mil)

Seymour, Deni J. “1762 on the San Pedro: Reevaluationg Sobaipuri-O’odham Abandonment and New Apache Raiding Corridors.” Vol. 52 No. 2 Summer 2011. (O’odham/Apache)

Yetman, David and Abigail Sotelo. “The Bacerac Incident: Sorcery and Law in Colonial Sonora, 1704-1705.” Vol. 45 No. 3 Autumn 2004. (Ind/Religion/Jesuits)


Kansas Historical Quarterly (F676 K33)

Kansas Historical Collection Section I: 1875-1928

Baskett, James Newton. “A Study of the Route of Coronado, Between the Rio Grande and Missouri Rivers.” Vol. 12 1911-1912 Pp. 219-251. (Span/Exploration/Trails)

Dunbar, John B. “Massacre of Villazur Expedition by the Pawnee on the Platte in 1720.” Vol. 11 1909-1910 Pp. 397-423. (Pawnee/Span Mil) 

Jones, Horace. “Quivira–Rice County, Kansas.” Vol. 17 1926-1928 Pp. 535-546.

Ross, Edith Connelley.“The Quivira Village.” Vol. 17 1926-1928 Pp. 514-546. (Ind/Coronado/Archaeology)


Kansas Historical Quarterly 1931-1977

Wedel, Waldo R. “After Coronado in Quivira.” Vol. 34 No. 4 Winter 1968. (Coronado/Archaeology)


Kansas History 1978- to present (F676 K333)

Reichart, Milton. “Bourgmont’s Route to Central Kansas: A Reexamination.” Vol.2 No. 2 Spring 1979. (Explorer/French/Spanish) 


Military History of the West (F381 T35)

Vincent, V. A. “The Frontier Soldier Life in the Provincial Internal and Royal Regulations of 1772, 1766-1787.” Vol. 22 No. 1 1992. (Span Mil)

Weddle, Robert S. “Campaigning in Texas: 1775.” Vol. 6 No. 4 1967 Page 254-270 Map (Span/Ind)


Mississippi Valley Historical Review (Later Journal of American History) (E171 J87)

Brooks, Philip C. “Spain’s Farewell to Louisiana, 1803-1821.” Vol. 27 No. June 1940. (Spanish)

Caldwell, Norman W. “Charles Juchereau Denys: A French Pioneer in the Mississippi Valley.” Vol. 28 No. 4 March 1941. (French/Spanish/Texas)

Hay, Thomas R. “Some Reflections on the Career of General James Wilkinson.” Vol. 21 No. 4 March 1935. (US/Span/TX)

Kyte, George W. “A Spy on the Western Waters: The Military Intelligence Mission of General Collot in 1796.” Vol. 34 No. 3 Dec. 1947. (French/Spanish/US)

Leonard, Irving A. “The Spanish Re-exploration of the Gulf Coast in 1686.” Vol. 22 No. 4 March 1936. (Span/Exploration/TX)

Poyo, Gerald E. and Gilberto M. Hinojasa. “Spanish Texas and Borderlands Historiography in Transitition: Implications for United States History.” Vol. 75 No. 2 Sept. 1988. (Spanish Texas)


New Mexico Historical Review (F791 N65)

Adams, Eleanor B. “Fray Silvestre and the Obstinate Hopi.” Vol. 38 No. 2. (Hopi)

Almaraz, Felix D. Jr. “Harmony, Discord and Compromise in Spanish Colonial Texas: The Rió San Antonio Experience, 1691- 1741.” Vol. 67 No. 4. (TX/Span) 

Archer, Christon I. “The Making of Spanish Indian Policy on the Northwest Coast.” Vol. 52 No. 1. (Ind/Span)

August, Jack. “Balance-of-Power Diplomacy in New Mexico: Governor Fernando de la Concha and the Indian Policy of Conciliation.” Vol. 56 No. 2. (Ind/Span)

Baca, Oswald G. “Analysis of Death in New Mexico’s Rio Abajo During the Late Spanish Colonial and Mexican Periods, 1793-1846.” Vol. 70 No. 3. (Gen/Health)

Baldwin, Percy M. “Fray Marcus de Niza and His Discovery of the Seven Cities of Cibola.” Vol. 1 No. 2 April 1926. (Span/Trails)

Bandelier, Adolph F. “The Discovery of New Mexico.” Vol. 4 No. 1 Jan. 1929. (Trails/Exploaration)

Bartlett, Katharine. “Notes upon the Routes of Espejo and Farfan to the Mines in the Sixteenth Century.” Vol. 17 No. 1. (Explorers/Routes)

Beninato, Stefanie. “Popé, Pase-Yiemu, Naranjo: A New Look at Leadership in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.” Vol. 65 No. 4. (Pueblo Revolt)

Bloom, Lansing B. “The Chihuahua Highway.” Vol. 12 No. 3. Map (Trail/Road)

Bolton, Herbert E. “Escalante in Dixie and the Arizona Strip.” Vol. 3 No. 1 Jan. 1928 Includes a Map (Trails)

Brasher, Nugent. “The Chichilticale Camp of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado: The search for the Red House.” Vol. 82 No. 4. (Span/ Mil/Trail)

Brasher, Nugent. “Spanish Lead Shot of the Coronado Expedition.” Vol. 85 No. 1. (Gen/Archaelogy)

Brasher, Nugent “The Red House Camp and the Captain General: the 2009 Report on the Coronado Expedition Campsite of Chichilticale.” Vol. 84 No. 1. (Span/Mil)

Brasher, Nugent. “Francisco Vázquez de Coronado at Doubtful Canyon and on the Trail North.” Vol. 86 No. 3. (Span/Trail)

Bustamante, Adrian. “‘The Matter Was Never Resolved’: The Casta System in Colonial New Mexico, 1693- 1823. (Gen)

Chavez, Fray Angelico. “Pohe-Yemo’s Representative and the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.” Vol. 42 No. 2. (Ind/Span)

Cheetham, F. T. “El Camino Military.” Vol. 15 No. 1. (Mil/Ind)

Creamer, Winifred “Re- Examining the Black Legend: Contact Period Demography in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico.” Vol. 69 No. 3. Map (Gen)

Creer, Leland Hargrave. “Spanish-American Slave Trade in the Great Basin.” Vol. 24 No. 3. (Ind)

Curtis, F. S. Jr. “Spanish Arms and Armor in the Southwest.” Vol. 2 No. 2 April 1927. (Mil)

Delgado, Edmundo. “A Spanish Ranker in New Mexico: Captain Manuel Delgado of Santa Fe, 1738- 1815.” Vol. 66 No. 1. (Mil/Span)

DePalo, William A. Jr. “The Establishment of the Nueva Vizcaya Militia during the Administration of Teodore de Croix 1776- 1783” Vol. 48 No. 3- Map (Mil)

Dunlay, Thomas W. M. “Indian Allies in the Armies of New Spain and the United States: A Comparative Study.” Vol. 56 No.3. (Ind/Span/U.S.)

Ebright, Malcolm. “Advocates for the Oppressed: Indians, Genizaros and their Spanish Advocates in New Mexico, 1700- 1786.” Vol. 71 No. 4. (Ind/Span)

Espinosa, J. Manuel & Bennett, Charles Jr. “Don Diego de Vargas: Portrait of a Seventeenth-Century Conquistador.” Vol. 64 No. 3. (Mil/Span)  

Ewing, Russell C. “The Pima Outbreak in November, 1751.” Vol. 13 No. 4. (Ind/Pima)

Feather, Adlai, editor. “Colonel Don Fernando de la Concha Diary, 1788.” Vol. 34 No. 4. (Ind/Span)  

Flager, Edward K. “Governor José Chacón, Marqués de la Peñuela: An Andalusian Nobleman on the New Mexico Frontier.” Vol. 65 No. 4. (Span/Mil)

Flint, Richard. “Result and Repercussions of the Coronado Expedition to Tierra Nueva from Documentary and Archaeological Sources.” Vol. 77 No. 3. (Span/Mil)

_____. “Without Them, Nothing Was Possible: Coronado’s Indian Allies.” Vol. 84 No. 1. (Ind/Span/Mil)

Flint, Richard and Flint, Shirley Cushing. “The Coronado Expedition: Cicuye to the Rio de Cicuye Bridge.” Vol. 67 No. 2. (Span/Trail)

_____. “A Death in Tiguex, 1542.” Vol. 74 No. 3. (Tiguex) 

Gómez, Arthur. “Royalist in Transition: Facundo Melgares, the Last Spanish Governor of New Mexico, 1818-1822.” Vol. 68 No. 4. (Span)

Folmer, Henri. “Contraband Trade between Louisiana and New Mexico in the Eighteenth Century.” Vol. 16 No. 3. (Trade/Trails) 

Foreman, Grant. “Antoine Leroux, New Mexico Guide.” Vol. 16 No. 4. (Trails/Scouts)

Hammond, George P. Rey Agapito. “The Gallegos Relation of the Rodriguez Expedition 1581-82.” Part I Vol. 2 No. 3 July 1927; Part II Vol. 2 No.4 Oct.1927. (Trails/Exploration)

Hodges, F.W. “The Six Cities of Cibola–1581-1680.” Vol. 1 No. 4 Oct. 1926. (Exploration)

Hammond, George P. “The Zuniga Journal, Tucson to Santa Fe: the Opening of a Spanish Trade Route, 1788-1795.” Vol. 6 No. 1: 40 January 1931.(Trails)

Hammond, George P. “Oñate a Marauder?” Vol. 10 Oct. 1935 No. 4 Page 249. (Gen)

John, Elizabeth A. H. “Nurturing the Peace: Spanish and Comanche Cooperation in the Early Nineteenth Century.” Vol. 59 No. 4. (Comanche/Span)

Hendricks, Rick & Mandell, Gerald J. “Juan Manso, Frontier Entrepreneur.” Vol. 75 No. 3. (Frontiersman/Span/Mex)

Hendrick, Rick and Mandell, Gerald. “Francisco de Lima, Portuguese Merchants of Parral. And the New Mexico Trade, 1638-1675.” Vol. 77 No. 3. (Span/Trail)  

Hodge, F. W. “French Intrusion towards New Mexico in 1695.” Vol. 1 January 1929 No. 1. (Trails/Traders)

_____. “Pueblo Names in the Oñate Documents.” Vol. 10 Jan 1935 No. 1: 36. (Ind)  

Jones, Oakah L. “Pueblo Indians Auxiliaries in New Mexico, 1763-1821.” Vol. 37 No. 2. (Pueblo Ind)

_____. “The Pueblo Revolt of 1696–Una Rebellion Desconocida: A Review Essay.” Vol. 64 No. 3. (Pueblo Ind/Span)

Kenagy, Suzanne G. “Stepped Cloud and Cross: the Intersection of Pueblo and European Visual Symbolic Systems.” Vol. 64 No. 3. (Ind/Span)

Kerns, Ruth. “Indian Labor in the Spanish Colonies.” Vol. 7 No. 2 April 1932; Part II Vol. 7 No. 3 Page 233; Part III Vol. 7 No. 4 Page 311. (Ind)  

Kessell, John L. “The Puzzling Presido San Phelipe de Guevavi, Alias Terrenate.” Vol. 41 No. 1. (Span/Mil)

Kessell, John L. “A Long Time Coming: the Seventeenth-Century Pueblo-Spanish War.” Vol. 86 No. 2. (Pueblo Ind/Span)

_____. “So What’s Truth Got to Do with It? Reflections on Oñate and the Black Legend.” Vol. 86 No. 3. (Gen)

Kessell, John L. “Juan Bautista de Anza, Father and Son.” Vol. 79 No. 2. (Comanche/Span Mil/Apache)

Kinnaird, Lawrence. “The Spanish Tobacco Monopoly in New Mexico, 1766-1767.” Vol. 21 No. 4. (Gen)

Lamadrid, Enrique R. “Rutas del Corazon: Pilgrimage and Cultural Commerce on the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.” Vol. 83 No. 4. (Roads/Trails)

Lecompte, Janet. “Coronado Conquest.” Vol. 64 No. 3. (Mil/Span)

Mecham, J. Lloyd. “The Second Spanish Expedition to New Mexico.” (The Chamuscado- Rodriguez Entrada of 1581-82) Vol. 1 No. 3 July 1926. (Trails/ Exploration)

Miera Y Pacheco. “Map of Northern New Mexico (from Miera Y Pacheco).” Vol. 15 No. 4.( Map)  

Moorhead, Max L. “Spanish Transportation in the Southwest, 1540-1846.” Vol. 32 No. 2. (Gen)

_____.“The Presidio Supply Problems of New Mexico in the Eighteenth Century.” Vol. 36 No. 3. (Mil)

_____. “Rebuilding the Presidio of Santa Fe 1789-1791.” Vol. 49 No. 2. (Mil/ Span)

Reeves, Frank D. “Seventeenth Century Navaho-Spanish Relations.” Vol. 32 No. 1. (Navajo)

_____.“Navaho-Spanish Wars 1680-1720.” Vol. 33 No.3. (Navajo/Span)

_____. “Navaho-Spanish Diplomacy, 1770-1790.” Vol. 35 No. 3. (Navajo)

_____. “Navaho Foreign Affairs, 1795-1846 Part I 1795- 1815.” Vol. 46 No. 2; Part II 1816- 1824; Vol. 46 No. 3. Map (Navajo) 

Riley, Carroll L. “Early Spanish-Indian Communication in the Greater Southwest.” Vol. 46 No. 4. Map (Span/Ind)

Riley, Carroll L & Mason, Joni L. “The Cibola-Tiguex Route: Continuity and Change in the Southwest.” Vol. 58 No. 4. Maps (Trails/ Roads)

Sanchez, Jane C. “Spanish-Indians Relations During the Otermin Administration 1677-1683.” Vol. 58 No. 2. (Ind/Span)

Sanchez, Joseph P. “Old Heat and New Light Concerning the Search for Coronado’s Bridge: A Historiography of the Pecos and Canadian Rivers Hypotheses.” Vol. 67 No. 2. (Span/ Mil/ Explorer)

Scholes, France. “Documents for the History of the New Mexican Missions in the Seventeenth Century.” Vol. 4 No. 1 Jan 1929. (Missions/ Ind)

_____. “The Supply Service of the New Mexican Missions in the Seventeenth Century.” Part I Vol. 5 No. 1 Jan. 1930; Part 2 Vol. 5 No. 2 April 1930; Part 3 Vol. 5 No. 4 Oct. 1930. (Missions)

_____. “Royal Treasury Records relating to the Province of New Mexico, 1596- 1683” Vol. 50 No. 1; Vol. 50 No. 2 (Gen)

Schroeder, Albert H. “Shifting for Survival in Spanish Southwest.” Vol. 43 No. 4. (Indians)

_____. “The Locale of Coronado’s ‘Bridge.’” Vol. 67 No. 2. (Span Mil/ Trail)

Seymour, Deni J. “Evaluating Eyewitness Accounts of Native People along the Coronado Trail from the International Border to Cibola.” Vol. 84 No. 3. Maps (Trails/Ind)

Simmons, Marc. “Tlascalans in the Spanish Borderlands.” Vol. 39 No. 2. (Ind/ Span)

Steinberg, Ruth. “José Jarvet, Spanish Scout and Historical Enigma.” Vol. 67 No. 3. (Span Scout)

Temkin, Samuel. “Gaspar Castaño de Sosaś’ Illegal Entrada.” Vol. 85 No. 3. (Span/Mil/Trails)

Thomas, Alfred B. “Documents Bearing upon the Northern Frontier of New Mexico, 1818-1819.” Vol. 4 No. 2 April 1929. (Ind/ Span/ Mex)

_____. “Yellowstone River, James Long and Spanish Reaction to American Intrusion, 1818-1819.” Vol. 4 No. 2 April 1929. (Exploration/ Trails)

Twitchell, Ralph E.,annotator, & Bloom, Lansing B., editor. “A Campaign against the Moqui Pueblos under Governor Phelix Martinez, 1716.” Vol. 6 No. 2 Page 158 April 1931. (Mil/ Hopi)

Tykal, Jack B. “Taos to St.Louis: The Journey of Maria Rosa Villalpanda.” Vol. 65 No. 2. (Comanche/ Captive Span)

Tyler, S. Lyman & Taylor, H. Darrel. “The Report of Fray Alonso de Posada in Relation to Quivira and Teguayo.” Vol. 33 No. 4. (Ind/Trails)

Warner, Ted J. “Frontier Defense.” Vol. 41 No. 1. (Mil/Span/Ind)

_____. “Felix Martinez and the Santa Fe Presidio.” Vol. 45 No. 4. (Span/Mil)

White, Leslie A. “Punche: Tobacco in New Mexico History.” Vol. 18 No. 4; Vol. 20 No. 1. (Gen)

Worcester, Donald E. “The Navaho during the Spanish Regime in New Mexico.” Vol. 26 No. 2. (Navaho)

_____. “The Spread of Spanish Horses in the Southwest.” Vol. 19 No. 3; Vol. 20 No. 1. (Gen)


Panhandle Plains Historical Review (F381 P2)

Inglis, G. Douglas “The Men of Cibola: New Investigations on the Francisco Vazquez de Coronado Expedition.” Vol. 55 1982. (Exploration/Span Mil)

Sheffy, L. F. “The Spanish Horse on the Great Plains.” Vol. 5 1932. (Plains/Horse/Ind)

Vol. 13 1940 Whole issue on Coronado


Plains Anthropologist (E78.G73 P52)

Habicht-Mauche, Judith A. “Coronado’s Querechos and Teyas in the Archaeological Record of the Texas Panhandle.” Vol. 37 No. 140 Aug 1992. (Span/Ind)

Newton, Cody. “Towards a Context for Late Precontact Culture Change: Comanche Movement Prior to Eighteenth-Century Spanish Documentation.” Vol. 56 No. 217 2011. (Comanche) 

Schroeder, Albert H. “A Re-Analysis of the Routes of Coronado and Oñate into the Plains in 1541 and 1601.” Vol. 7-15 1962. (Trails/Span)

Vehik, Susan C. “Oñate Expedition to the Southern Plains: Routes, Destinations and Implications for Late Prehistoric Cultural Adaptations.” Vol. 31 No.111 Feb.1986. (Span/Trails)

Wedel, Waldo R. “Coronado’s Route to Quivira 1541.” Vol. 15 No. 49 Aug 1970. (Trails)

_____. “Chain Mail in Plains Archaeology.” Vol. 20 No. 69 Aug. 1975. (Span/Mil)


Red River Valley Historical Review (Per 31 R318 R621)

Coffey, Thomas P. “Spanish Intrigue in the Territory of Orleans.” Vol. 3 No. 4 Spring 1974. (Span).

Curths, Karen. “The Routes of French and Spanish Penetration into Oklahoma.” Vol. 6 No. 3. (Trails).

Flores, Dan L. “Rendezvous of Spanish Bluff: Jefferson’s Red River Exploration.” Vol. 4 No. 2 Spring 1979. (Exploration).

Sanchez, Joseph P. “Pedro Fages in Sonora, 1767-1768, and 1777-1782.” Vol. 2 No. 4 Winter 1975. (Span Mil).

Wunder, John R. and Rebecca J. Herring. “Frontier Conspiracy: Law, History, Turner and the Cordova Rebellion.” Vol. 7 No. 3. (TX/Span).


Southwest Historical Quarterly (F381 T341)

Allen, Henry Easton. “The Parilla Expedition to the Red River in 1759.” Vol. 43 No. 1 July 1939 Page 53-71.

Chipman, Donald E. “In Search of Cabeza de Vaca’s Route Across Texas.” Vol. 91 No. 2 Page 127-148.

Coopwood, Bethel. “The Route of Cabeza de Vaca, I.” Vol. 3 No.2, 3 & 4. (Span/Exploration) maps

_____. “Notes on the History of La Bahia Del Espiritu Santo.” Vol. 2 No. 2 October 1898. (Span)

Cunningham, Debbie S., editor. “The Domingo Ramon Diary of the 1716 Expedition into the Province of the Tejas Indians, an Annotated Translation.” Vol. 110 No. 1 July 2006 Page 39-68. (Mine)

Daniel, James M. “Diary of Pedro Jose de La Fuente.” Vol. 83 No. 3 January 1980 Page 259-278. (Apache Figure in parts)

Dealey, James Q. “The Spanish Source of the Mexican Constitution of 1824.” (Span/Mex)

Elizondo, Luis Lopez & Chipman, Donald E. “New Light on the Felipe de Rabago y Teran.” Vol. 111 No. 2 October 2007 Page 161-182.

Foster, William C. and Jackson, Jack, editor, and Brierley, Ned F. “The 1693 Expedition of Gregorio de Salinas Varona to Sustain the Missionaries Among the Tejas Indians.” Vol. 97 No. 2 October 1993 Page 264-311.


Western Historical Quarterly (F591 W464)

Bannon, John Francis. “The Mission as a Frontier Institution: Sixty Years of Interest and Research.” Vol. 10 No. 3 1979. (Span/Missions)