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Hispanic San Antonio: Three Hundred Years. A Bibliography

Bibliography of the major historical secondary and reprinted primary sources published. Covers the past 300 years of San Antonio and Bexar County history. All rights reserved.


Hispanic San Antonio: Three Hundred Years.  A Bibliography

Martín de Alarcón, Governor of Coahuila and Texas, arrived to the banks of the San Antonio River on April 25, 1718 with seventy-two persons, 548 horses, six droves of mules, and livestock. Three hundred years later, San Antonio is a city of 1.5 million the seventh largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city has always benefited from its Hispanic population which in addition to founding the villa in the eighteenth century has played a critical role in its development ever since.

Inspired by San Antonio’s 2018 Tricentennial celebrations, this bibliography is a work-in-progress developed to facilitate research and writing about Hispanics in San Antonio. More specifically is was developed during summer 2017 as part of a project at St. Mary’s University to mobilize faculty and staff mentors to guide students during fall 2017 and spring 2018 in developing research projects on aspects of Hispanic San Antonio either as part of coursework or in an extracurricular capacity.  Students will display poster presentations of their research at the Annual Research Symposium and Creative Activities Exhibition on April 11, 2018.

The scope is comprehensive but with an eye toward sources that engage the political, economic, social, and cultural history of San Antonio’s Hispanic population through the ages. The bibliography includes secondary sources, including scholarly and popular books and journal articles; published primary sources; compiled but not necessarily formally published genealogical materials including family histories and census materials; and official archeological reports on historic sites important to San Antonio’s Hispanic history.      


The following individuals authored the Hispanic San Antonio: Three Hundred Years. A Bibliography.

Necia Wolff
Professor and Librarian
Louis J. Blume Library, St. Mary's University
Library webpage | St. Mary's Faculty webpage

Christopher Repka
B.A. History
St. Mary's University

Gerald E. Poyo
Professor, Department of History
Connor Chair for the History of Hispanic Texas and the Southwest
St. Mary's University