SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS
Proceedings of the Second Annual Mission Research Conference
1983
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COVER DRAWING

Entitled "Imagines de mi Pueblo," was drawn by Jesse Treviño, 1980-1981, and presently the mural is displayed at the Exchange National Bank, San Antonio, Texas.

The complete painting is included as a fold out in this publication with the permission of Jesse Treviño and through the courtesy of Dagen Galleria, Inc. and Debra Gish, Sosa and Associates, both of San Antonio, Texas.

© 1981, Jesse Treviño, San Antonio, Texas. "Imagines de mi Pueblo" is not to be reproduced either in part or totally except with written permission from Jesse Treviño.


Editor's Preface


COLONIAL ACCOUNTS ON THE SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS

La Purisima Concepción
     Frs. José Guadalupe Ramirez and Pedro Parras, 1762

San José y San Miguel de Aguayo
     Fr. José Gaspar de Solis, 1768

San Juan Capistrano
     Frs. Benito Varela and Manuel Rolan, 1762

San Francisco de La Espada
     Frs. José Ygnacio Maria Alegre and Tomás Arcayos, 1762

The Acequias, Aqueduct and Farmlands
     Fr. Gaspar José de Solis, 1768


PRESENTATIONS AT THE SECOND ANNUAL MISSION RESEARCH CONFERENCE, 1983

Welcome and Amenities
     Dr. Albert J. Griffith
     Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs
     Our Lady of the Lake University

Statement of Purpose
     Msgr. Balthasar Janacek, Director
     Old Spanish Missions Staff
     Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio

The Role of Research in Efficient Management Planning: The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Operation
     José A. Cisneros, Superintendent
     San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

The San Antonio Missions and the Contemporary Art of Jesse Treviño
     J. Edward Ortiz, President and Chief Executive Officer
     Exchange National Bank
     San Antonio, Texas

Changes in Plant Communities of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
     O.W. Van Auken, Ph.D. and J.K. Bush, Ph.D.
     Division of Life Sciences
     University of Texas at San Antonio

Early Investigations of the San Antonio and other Missions in Texas: A Historical and Archeological Review
     Curtis Tunnel, Director
     Texas Historical Commission
     Austin, Texas

Research on the Landscape of the San Antonio Missions: Reflections a Year Later
     Joel Gunn, Ph.D.
     Environmental and Cultural Services, Inc.
     San Antonio, Texas

Herbal Uses of Native and Imported Plants by the Inhabitants of the San Antonio Missions
     Olin Fearing, Ph.D.
     Biology Department
     Trinity University
     San Antonio, Texas

A Progress Report on the New Handbook of Texas: Gathering Information on the Missions and Texas Heritage in General
     Thomas Cutrer, Ph.D., Managing Editor
     The Handbook of Texas
     Texas State Historical Association
     Austin, Texas

Application of Historical Photography in Structural Research of the San Antonio Missions
     Santiago Escobedo, Archeologist
     San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Movements Influencing the Heart and Mind of Franciscans in Missionary Activity in Texas
     Patrick Foley, Ph.D.
     Tarrant County Junior College, NW Campus
     Fort Worth, Texas

The Tenure of the Brothers of Mary at Concepción Mission 1855-1911
     Brother Paul Novosal, S.M.
     Archivist of the St. Louis Province
     St. Mary's University
     San Antonio, Texas

The Spanish Missions and the Origins of the Cattle Industry in Texas
     Dan Kilgore, President 1976-1977
     Texas State Historical Association
     Corpus Christi, Texas

Identifying the San José Acequia and the Need to Preserve its Existing Parts: An Exercise in Research of Archival Resources
           Richard Garray
     Archival Specialist
     San Antonio, Texas

The 1983 Search for Mission San Idelfonso, Milam County, Texas
     Jimmy L. Mitchell, Ph.D.
     Region Six Vice President
     Texas Archeological Society

The Hispanic Missions of Texas: An Interpretation
     Professor Manuel Mendoza, M.A.
     Stephen F. Austin State University
     Nacogdoches, Texas

Map: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
(click on image for a PDF version)

In Commemoration of the Tricentennial Celebration
of the founding
of
EL COLEGIO APOSTOLICO DE LA SANTA CRUZ DE QUERETARO
1683 — 1983

Home of Damian de Massanet, Isidro Felix de Espinosa, Antonio Margil de Jesús, Antonio de San Buenaventura y Olivares, and a host of courageous Franciscans who in establishing the Spanish Missions of Texas, gave rise to the first rays of European civilization in the Lone Star State.



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