A Bibliography of Early California
and Neighboring Territory Through 1846:
An Era of Exploration, Missions, Presidios, Ranchos, and Indians
Robert LeRoy Santos
California State University, Stanislaus
MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES
This chapter contains works about missions, missionaries, and mission Indians in California, Baja California,
Mexico, and the Southwest.
Abbink, Emily. Missions of the Monterey Bay Area. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1996. 80 pp. Notes: Presents
the histories of the missions found at Carmel, Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista with information on the Ohlone
Indians at juvenile reading level.
Adams, Eleanor B. "The New Mexico Martyrs' Book." New Mexico Historical Review 75(2000): 415-422. Notes:
Fray Miguel Muniz brought a Biblical commentary to colonial New Mexico and left it with two Franciscan priests
who became martyrs after being killed by Pueblo Indians in 1696.
Aguilar, Ann Romain Nelsen. "The Missions and California Architecture: 1880 to the Present." M.A. thesis,
San Francisco State University, 1992. 97 pp. Notes: Chronicles the influence of California Spanish architecture.
Ahlborn, Richard Eugene. "The Mission San Antonio Prayer and Song Board." Southern California Quarterly
74(1992): 1-17. Notes: The prayer board from the mission contains prayers in both Spanish and Salinan (Salinan
Indians) languages. Reprinted as a separate publication, Padre Press, Northridge, CA, 1993.
Alcala, Luisa Elena. "The Jesuits and the Visual Arts in New Spain, 1670-1767." Ph.D. diss., New York
University, 1998. 510 pp. Notes: Examines the impact of the Jesuits on art , architecture and importation of religious
art from Europe.
Alejos Grau, Carmen Jose. "Pedro de Gante y Diego Valades: Los Metodos Pedagogicos en la Escuela de San Jose
de Los Naturales, 1526-1572." DR dissertation, 1993. 264 pp. Notes: Addresses the educational methodology
used at the San Jose School for Natives in New Spain for evangelization purposes. In Spanish.
Allen, Rebecca. "An Archaeological Study of Neophyte Cultural Adaptation and Modification at Mission Santa
Cruz, California." Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania, 1995. 362 pp.
____________. Native Americans at Mission Santa Cruz, 1791-1834: Interpreting the Archaeological Record. Los Angeles:
Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998. 119 pp. Notes: A discussion of the archaeological
evidence found at the mission in regard to the Ohlone and Yokut Indians.
_____________. "The Use of Shellfish and Shell Beads at Santa Cruz Mission." Pacific Coast Archaeological
Quarterly 28:2(1992): 18-34. Notes: The mission was founded in 1791 and shellfish was a main staple among the local
Native Americans for food, tools and ornamentation.
____________. The Water System at Mission Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara?: California Mission Studies Association,
1998. 41 pp.
Anderson, Dale. The California Missions. Milwaukee: World Almanac, 2002. Notes: A history at the juvenile reading
level to introduce the founding, construction, and activities at the missions including a discussion on the treatment
of the Indians.
Apostolicos Afanes de la Compania de Jesus en Su Provincia de Mexico. Mexico City: Centro Frances de Estudios Mexicanos
y Centroamericanos, Instituto Nacional Indigenista, 1996. 452 pp. Notes: Originally published in 1754 and took
on other forms in subsequent publications. This current compilation has writings by Ortega, Baltasar, Fluvia, Lopez,
Kino, Konsag, Calvo, and Jaurequi from the 1700s. It is about Jesuit missions in Jalisco, Sonora and Nayarit, Mexico.
Aracil Varon, Maria Beatriz. El Teatro Evangelizador: Sociedad, Cultura e Ideolotia en la Nueva Espana del Siglo
16. Roma: Bulzoni, 1999. 600 pp. Notes: Discusses missionary work in New Spain during the sixteenth century. In
Ares Queija, Berta. Tomas Lopez Medel: Trayectoria de un Clerigo-Oidor Ante Nuevo Mundo. Guadalajara, Spain: Institucion
Provincial de Cultura "Marques de Santillana, 1993. 598 pp. Notes: A biography of Medel (1509-1582), a Catholic
cleric, who was part of the Real Audiencia in Mexico City. Some information on the native peoples of New Spain.
Arricivita, Juan Domingo. Apostolic Chronicle of Juan Domingo Arricivita: The Franciscan Mission Frontier in the
Eighteenth Century in Arizona, Texas, and the Californias. 2 vols. Rev. ed. by Vivian C. Fisher. Notes by W. Michael
Mathes. Translated by George P. Hammond. Berkeley: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1996. Notes: A description
of Franciscan missionary work by contemporary Arricivita.
Awalt, Barbe and Paul Rhetts. Our Saints Among Us: 400 Years of New Mexican Devotional Art. Albuquerque: LPD, 1998.
192 pp. Notes: A history of religious folk art beginning in the 1600s.
Baca, David R. History, Architecture, and Archeology of Spanish Missions and Presidios in California: A Bibliography.
Monticello, IL: Vance Bibliographies, 1990. 10 pp.
Bahr, Donald M. "La Longue Conversion des Pimas-Papagos." Translated into French by Stephen Dupont. Recherches
Amerindiennes au Quebec 21:4(1991): 5-20. Notes: Discusses the Christian conversion of the Pima-Papago tribe of
southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico over four hundred years and the
influence of the sacraments.
Barton, Paul Thomas. "In Both Worlds: A History of Hispanic Protestantism in the United States Southwest."
Ph.D. diss., Southern Methodist University, 1999. 393 pp. Notes: An examination of Protestant denominations (Methodists,
Presbyterians, and Baptists) in the life of Mexican-Americans from the Southwest beginning in the 1830s.
Bates, Brian. Along the King's Highway: The Missions of California. Carmichael, CA: Wordwrights International,
1997. Notes: A guidebook to the missions.
Baxter, Don J. and James Stevenson. California Missions: History and Model Building Ideas in Children. Fairfield,
CA: James Stevenson, 1999. 117 pp. Notes: Originates from a series of articles by Baxter published by PG &E
in 1970 with the title: "Original Missions of California."
Beebe, Rose Marie and Robert M. Senkewicz. "The End of the 1824 Chumash Revolt in Alta California: Father
Vicente Sarria's Account." Americas 53(October 1996): 273-284. Notes: Describes Sarria's peace negotiations
surrounding the Chumash revolt in northern California of 1824 and its aftermath.
____________. Tensions Among the Missionaries in the 1790s. Santa Barbara?: California Mission Studies Association,
1996. 45 pp. Notes: The two authors evaluate the confrontational problems existing between missionaries and the
Indians centering on Franciscan missionary Lausen.
Beemer, Margaret Anne. "Godly Interchange: The Appropriation of Non-Christian Symbols in the Development of
Christianity in Spain and the Valley of Mexico." Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles, 1988.
Behrens, June. Missions of the Central Coast. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1996. 80 pp. Notes: An historical
introduction to the missions of Santa Barbara, La Purisima Concepcion and Santa Ines along with information on
the Chumash Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Belanger, Brian Conal. "Secularization and the Laity in Colonial Mexico: Queretaro, 1598-1821." Ph.D.
diss., Tulane University, 1990. 268 pp. Notes: Assesses the use of lay workers in evangelizing the region's mixture
of races and cultures as revealed in Franciscan documents.
Bernabeu Albert, Salvador. "'La Relgion Ofendida': Resistencia y Rebeliones Indigenas en la Baja California
Colonial." Revista Complutense de Historia de America 20(1994): 169-180. Notes: Presents the continued conflict
between Baja native peoples and missionaries, 1679-1834. In Spanish language.
Binns, Tristan Boyer. San Juan Capistrano. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2001. Notes: A history of the mission and
the Juaneno Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Blake, Kevin S. and Jeffrey S. Smith. "Pueblo Mission Churches as Symbols of Permanence and Identity"
Geographical Review 90(2000): 359-380. Notes: Surveys the concept of structural permanence of three Pueblo mission
churches in western New Mexico and their effect on the local identity over the centuries.
Bracho Riquelme, Rodolfo L. La Labor Educativa Franciscana en los Albores de la Nueva Vizcaya (1553-1566). Durango,
Mexico: Secretaria of Educacion, Cultura y Deporte, 1998. 177 pp. Notes: Examines education administered by Franciscans
in the Durango area of New Spain. In Spanish.
Brandt, Elizabeth A. Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Cultural Affiliation Study. Santa Fe: National Park
Service, 1997. Notes: A study prepared for the Applied Ethnography Program of the National Park Service, Santa
Fe, New Mexico.
Bristol, Joan Cameron. "Negotiating Authority in New Spain, Blacks, mulattos, and Relgious Practice in the
Seventeenth Century." Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania, 2001. 345 pp. Notes: Describes the methods
that Blacks and mulattos in New Spain used to skirt the policies of the government and Christian institutions which
is seen in the blasphemy cases that went before the Inquisition court.
Brovarney, Dorothy E. "Canada Larga: History and Preservation of the Mission San Buenaventura Aqueduct."
Ventura County Historical Society Quarterly 32(Spring 1987): 3-35.
Brower, Pauline. Missions of the Inland Valleys. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1996. 80 pp. Notes: Surveys
the history of missions San Antonio de Padua, San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and San
Miguel Archangel with some focus on the Salinan Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Burton, Jeffery F. Remnants of Adobe and Stone: The Surface Archeology of the Guevavi and Calabazas Units, Tumacacori
National Historical Park, Arizona. Tucson: Western Archeological and Conservation Center, National Park Service,
1993. 36 pp. Notes: An archaeological survey of the mission structures at Tumacacori.
Bushnell, Amy Turner. "Missions and Moral Judgment." Magazine of History 14:4(2000): 20-23. Notes: Explores
the facets of the age long discussion of the purpose of morality in regard to the expansion of imperialism in New
Spain beginning with the Spanish missionaries of the sixteenth century.
Butera V., Luis. Fray Junipero Serra: El Andariego de Dios. Mexico City: EDISEPA, Ediciones Servidores de la Palabra,
1993. 177 pp. Notes: A biography of Serra (1713-1784). In Spanish.
Calbow, Eric. "A Study of Spanish Missionization's Impact on the Indians of Alta California." B.S. thesis,
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1996. 30 pp.
California Missions. Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Pub. Co., 1999. 32 pp. Notes: A reprint from the September 1999
issue of California Chronicles. Juvenile reading level.
California Missions Models. San Luis Obispo, CA: Learning Windows Publications, 1994. 46 pp. Notes: In loose-leaf
format, contains paper models of buildings for missions San Miguel, San Luis Obispo, San Fernando and Santa Ynez.
California Missions Reference Facts. San Luis Obispo, CA: Enrichment Resources, 2001. 51 pp. Notes: Curriculum
Campos Moreno, Araceli. Oraciones, Ensalmos y Conjuros Magicos del Archivo Inquisitorial de la Nueva Espana, 1600-1630.
Mexico City: El Colegio de Mexico, Centro de Estudios Linguisticos y Literarios, 1999. 189 pp. Notes: Discusses
magic, incantations and prayers in regard to the Inquisition in Mexico. In Spanish.
Cash, Marie Romero. "Santos of the Northern New Mexico Village Churches: A Documentation Project." Palacio
95:2(1990): 24-29. Notes: An overview of the eighteenth and nineteenth century religious folk art found in the
collections at churches and missions of northern New Mexico.
Castaneda Delgado, Paulino and Isabel Arenas Frutos. Un Portuense en Mexico: Don Juan Antonio Vizarron, Arzobispo
y Virrey. El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain: Ayuntamiento de El Puerto de Santa Maria, 1998. 323 pp. Notes: A biography
of bishop and viceroy of New Spain, Vizarron (1682-1747). In Spanish.
Castillo, Edward. "Gender Status Decline, Resistance, and Accommodation Among Female Neophytes in the Missions
of California: A San Gabriel Case Study." American Indian Culture and Research Journal 18(1994): 67-93.
____________. "The Other Side of the 'Christian Curtain': California Indians and the Missionaries." Californians
10:2(1992): 8-17. Notes: Concludes that missionary treatment of California native peoples completely destroyed
Ching, Jacqueline. Mission San Fernando, Rey de Espana. New York: PowerKids Press, 1999. 64 pp. Notes: An overview
history of the mission with information on construction, operation, restoration and Indians at the juvenile reading
____________. Mission San Rafael Arcangel. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: An overview history of
the mission providing information on the Spanish colonization activities at the juvenile reading level.
____________. Mission of Santa Ines. New York: PowerKids Press, 1999. Notes: An overview history of the mission
with information on construction, operation, restoration and Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Chocano-Mena, Magdalena G. "Colonial Scholars in the Cultural Establishment of Seventeenth-Century New Spain."
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1994. 498 pp. Notes: Analyzes the impact of intellectual activity
on the development of society that was a mixture of cultures and anchored by the Catholic Church's religious institutions
of higher learning that were the training grounds for civil and ecclesiastical leadership.
Cipolloni, Marco. Tra Memoria Apostolica e Racconto Profetico: Il Compromesso Etnogratico Francescano e le Cosas
della Nuova Spagna (1524-1621). Roma: Bulzoni, 1994. Notes: A historiography of the Franciscans in New Spain. In
Coll, Maria Magdalena. "A Historical Linguistic Study of the Spanish Language in Colonial New Mexico: Analysis
of the Manuscript Defense of Dona Teresa de Aguilera y Roche to the Holy Office of the Inquisition of 1664."
Ph.D. diss., University of California, Berkeley, 1999. Notes: Using the Roche document, which was her challenge
to the charge of practicing Judaism before the Inquisition, the dissertation seeks to examine the linguistics of
Comite Episcopal de Baja y Alta California, Sonora y Arizona. Sin Fronteras: Lineameintos para una Catequesis Evangelizadora.
Mexico City: Libreria Parroquial de Claveria, 1993. 175 pp. Notes: Addresses Catholic religious education. In Spanish.
Costello, Julia G. Documentary Evidence for the Spanish Missions of Alta California. New York: Garland Pub., 1991.
541 pp. Notes: Reprints of documents relevant to California missions. No. 14 of the Spanish Borderlands Sourcebooks.
____________. Roy A. Salls, Chester King, and Lester Ross. Mission Vieja de la Purisima (CA-SBA-521H): Report on
the 1991-1992 Archaeological Investigations. Lompoc, CA: Community Development Department, City of Lompoc, 1993.
____________. The Ranches and Ranchos of Mission San Antonio de Padua. Santa Barbara?: California Mission Studies,
1994. 16 pp.
____________. "Variability and Economic Change in California Missions: An Historical and Archaeological Study."
Ph.D. diss., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990. 471 pp.
Costo, Rupert and Jeannette Henry Costo. Natives of the Golden State, the California Indians. San Francisco: Indian
Historian Press, 1995. 369 pp. Notes: Generally about California Indians with coverage of mission Indians and their
Couve de Murville, M.N.L. The Man Who Founded California: The Life of Blessed Junipero Serra. San Francisco: Ignatius
Press, 2000. 140 pp.
Craddock, Jerry R. "Fray Marcos de Niza, 'Relacion' (1539): Documenting the Colonial Experience, With Special
Regard to Spanish in the American Southwest." Romance Philology 53(Fall 1999): 69-119. Notes: Critiques Catholic
priest Niza's maybe fictional account of reaching the Seven Cities of Cibola which would be located in California.
Crespi, Juan. El Mallorquin Fray Juan Crespi, O.F.M. Misionero y Explorador: Sus Diarios. Edited by Salustiano
Vicedo. Valencia: Union Misional Franciscana, 1994. 360 pp. Notes: The diaries of Franciscan missionary Crespi.
Crosby, Harry. Antigua California: Mission and Colony on the Peninsula Frontier, 1697-1768. Albuquerque: University
of New Mexico Press, 1994. 556 pp. Notes: A history of the Jesuit missionary effort in Baja California.
Czosek, Virginia C. Blessed with Orchards, Cheered with Vine: Ideologies of Agriculture in the Transformation of
Alta California. San Clara, CA: Santa Clara University, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, 1994. 42 pp.
Notes: A research study of mission agriculture at Santa Clara.
De Batuc, Alfredo. Mission Santa Clara Asis: Founded January 12, 1777. Santa Clara: Santa Clara University, 2000.
10 pp. Notes: Tour guide of the mission.
De Ruiz, Dana Catharine and Debbie Heller. To Fly with the Swallows: A Story of Old California. Austin: Raintree
Steck-Vaughn, 1993. 53 pp. Notes: A biography of California's first native born nun, Maria de Concepcion Arguello
y Morago (d. 1857) at the juvenile reading level.
Delegacion Diocesana de Cadiz-Ceuta, V Centenario del Descubrimiento y Evangelizacion de America. La America de
los Virreyes. 3 vols. Cadiz, Spain: The Author, 1990. Notes: Presents the text of the conference papers celebrating
500 years of the discovery and evangelization of America with coverage of New Spain. In Spanish.
Dias, Christine Marie. "San Juan Capistrano Mission Records. Juaneno Conversion and Risk Minimization: A Case
Study." M.A. thesis, California State University, Long Beach, 1996. 223 pp. Notes: An examination of the English
translated San Juan Capistrano Mission records, 1776-1812, and the acceptance of the records as valid research
vehicles proving that mission Indians remained at the mission because it minimize the risk of life in that there
were many years of drought and their societal connections had been destroyed.
Dolan, Sean. Junipero Serra. New York: Chelsea House, 1991. 111 pp. Notes: A biography of Serra at the juvenile
Doria, Cesare Filippo. Edicion Critica de la Vida del V.P. Juan Maria de Salvatierra, S.J. Escrita por el V.P.
Cesar Felipe Doria, S.J. Edited by Alfonso Rene Gutierrez. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las
Artes, Coordinacion Nacional de Descentralizacion, 1997. 258 pp. Notes: Critical edition of Doria's (1688-1750)
work on Baja California missionary Salvatierra (1648-1717). In Spanish.
Draper, Allison Stark. Mission San Francisco de Solano. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: An overview
history of the Sonoma mission at the juvenile reading level.
____________. Mission San Juan Bautista. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: An overview history of
the mission along with information on the Ohlone Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Duggan, Marie Christine. "Market and Church on the Mexican Frontier: Alta California, 1769-1832." Ph.D.
diss., New School for Social Research, 2000. 391 pp.
Dwyer, Daniel Patrick. "Mystics in Mexico: A Study of Alumbrados in Colonial New Spain." Ph.D. diss.,
Tulane University, 1995. 273 pp. Notes: Describes the religious sect, Alumbrados, in its Spanish setting and then
in its colonial setting of New Spain and its heretical doctrines of carnality and the elimination of most all Catholic
Edgar, Kathleen J. and Susan E. Edgar. Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo. New York: PowerKids Press,
2000. 64 pp. Notes: An overview history of the mission along with information on the Indians of the area at the
juvenile reading level.
____________. Mission San Diego de Alcala. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: An overview history of
the mission along with information on the Indians of the area at the juvenile reading level.
____________. Mission San Francisco de Asis. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: An overview history
of the mission along with information on the Ohlone or Costanoan Indians at the juvenile reading level.
____________. Mission San Juan Capistrano. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: An overview history of
the mission along with information on the Juaneno Indians at the juvenile reading level.
____________. Mission of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: An overview
history of the mission along with information on the Chumash Indians at the juvenile reading level.
____________ and Nancy A. Edgar. Mission San Miguel Arcangel. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: An
overview history of the mission along with information on the Indians of the region at the juvenile reading level.
Egan, Betty. From Missions to Ranchos to Farms. N.p.: 1993. 92 pp. Notes: A teacher's resource on California missions
Eich, Jennifer Lee. The Mystic Tradition and Mexico: Sor Maria Anna Agueda de San Ignacio. Ph.D. diss., University
of California, Los Angeles, 1993. 233 pp. Notes: A study of the mysticism of eighteenth century Mexican nun Maria
Anna Agueda de San Ignacio (1695-1756).
Eliot, Paula. "Saintly Images in New Mexico." Gilcrease Magazine of American History and Art 12:4(1990):
11-19. Notes: Examines religious folk art found in the missions and homes, 1750-1851.
Emert, Phyllis Raybin. California Missions: A Play and a Debate. Carlisle, MA: Discovery Enterprises, 1997. 20
pp. Notes: Contains a dramatic play about Serra and missionary work with the Indians.
____________. The Missions of California. Carlisle, MA: Discovery Enterprises, 1997. 68 pp.
Espinosa, J. Manuel. "The Origin of the Penitentes of New Mexico: Separating Fact from Fiction." Catholic
Historical Review 79(July 1993): 454-477. Notes: Pursues the unclear beginning of the Hermanos Penitentes, a Catholic
religious order that believed in flagellation.
Esponera Cerdan, Alfonso. "Presencia del Valenciano Covento de Predicadores en la America de la Segunda Mitad
del Siglo XVIII: Fr. Luis Sales O.P. (1745-1807)." Ph.D. diss., Universitat de Valencia, 1996. 594 pp. Notes:
Explains the effect that the Royal Priory of Preachers of Valencia in the latter half of the eighteenth century
had on Baja California and New Spain especially in one of the elected preachers, Luis Sales. In Spanish.
Farnsworth, Paul. "Missions, Indians, and Cultural Continuity." Historical Archaeology 26(1992): 22-36.
Notes: Analyzes the archaeological data found at three missions (Soledad, San Antonio and La Purisima) and reveals
that though the missions differ that Indian culture remained traditional.
Farris, Glenn J. Prominent Indian Families at Mission La Purisima Concepcion as Identified in Baptismal, Marriage,
and Burial Records. N.p.: California Mission Studies Association, 1999. 27 pp.
Fee, Nancy Hopwood. "The Patronage of Juan of Palafox y Mendoza: Constructing the Cathedral and Civic Image
of Puebla de Los Angeles, Mexico." Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 2000. 370 pp. Notes: Centers on the work
of New Spain's Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza especially the development and completion of the Puebla Cathedra
and its Mexican Baroque architecture in the seventeenth-century.
Finzi, Claudio and Adolfo Morganti, eds. Un Francescano tra gli Indios: Diego Valades e la Rhetoria Christiana:
Atti del Convegno di Perugia, Maggio 1992. Rimini, Italy: Il Cerchio, 1995. 246 pp. Notes: Essays from a conference
that specifically addresses the preaching of Franciscan missionary Valades (b. 1533) in New Spain. Mostly in Italian
with three essays in Spanish.
Fleming, Martin Van Buren. "Franciscan Millennial Eschatology in Sixteenth Century New Spain: A Flowering
of Anti-Scholastic Historiography." M.A. thesis, Tulane University, 1995. 95 pp. Notes: Contends that Franciscan
millennial was a collection of priestly historical writings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to counter
Spanish governmental attacks against them.
Foerster, Leland. Stone Legacy: Photographs of Mission Churches in Baja California. N.p.: The Author, 1996. Notes:
Font, Pedro. Diario Intimo. Edited by Tomas Eixarch and Julio Cesar Montane Marti. Hermosillo, Sonora: Universidad
de Sonora, Plaza y Valdes Editores, 2000. 524 pp. Notes: Font's (d. 1781) diary contains information on exploration,
missions, and Yuma Indians. In Spanish.
____________. Fray Pedro Font, Diario Intimo, y Diario de Fray Tomas Eixarch. Edited by Julio C. Montane Marti.
Mexico City: Plaza y Valdes Editores, 2000. 524 pp. Notes: Contains the diaries of Font (d. 1781) and Eixarch who
were part of the Anza exploration journeys with information on Indians and Franciscan missions in California. In
Fontana, Bernard L. "Church and Crown." Journal of the Southwest 32(1990): 451-461. Notes: Addresses
the use of the concept of "Southwest" by missionaries and Spanish military and government for exploitation
____________. Trailing the Holy Cross: Soldier's Feet, Apache Ears, and the Santa Clara Valley. Tucson: Peccary
Press, 1991. 23 pp. Notes: A discussion of the history of missionary activities in the Santa Cruz River Valley
of Arizona and New Mexico. A fine printing edition.
Francez, James Donald. The Lost Treasures of Baja California. Chula Vista, CA: Black Forrest Press, 1996. 64 pp.
Notes: Assesses the artifacts from the Jesuit missions of Baja California.
Frank, Ross. "The Life of Christ and the New Mexican Santo Tradition." Catholic Southwest: A Journal
of History and Culture 7(1996): 32-80. Notes: Traces the tradition of religious carving and painting of Christ
in New Mexico, 1790-1860.
____________. "Making New Mexican Santos: Franciscans and Vecino Dominance in Late Colonial New Mexico."
New Mexico Historical Review 75(2000): 369-396. Notes: Explores the transference of religious folk art making (santos)
from Pueblo Indians to the vecino or citizen because the Franciscan priests were dissatisfied with the Indians
response to Christianity which resulted in land and money for the vecino.
Frankfurter, Alexander M. "A Gathering of Children: Holy Infants and the Cult of El Santo Nino de Atocha."
Palacio 94(1988): 30-39. Notes: Examines the history of the saint cult in northern New Mexico, "El Santo Nino
de Atocha" beginning in the sixteenth century.
Geier, Marguerita. San Buenaventura: Serra's Last Mission. Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, 1999. 98 pp. Notes: Fiction
centering on the activities of two Indian boys at the juvenile reading level.
Geiger, Maynard J. and Francis J. Weber, eds. "Fray Estevan Tapis, O.F.M. (1754-1825)." Southern California
Quarterly 80(1998): 377-398. Notes: Details the life of Tapis, third president of California missions, and discusses
the difficulties he had with the secular government.
Genet, Donna. Father Junipero Serra: Founder of California Missions. Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1996.
128 pp. Notes: A Biography of Serra at the juvenile reading level.
Gerhard, Peter and Michael W. Mathes. "Peregrinations of the Baja California Mission Registers." Americas
52(1995): 71-80. Notes: Discovers that about 45% of the mission registers from Baja California are available, mostly
in U.S. archives and describes their content and worth.
Gibson, James R. "A Russian Orthodox Priest in Mexican California." Californians 9:6(1992): 20-26. Notes:
Concentrates on the 1824 visit of Russian priest, Ivan Veniaminov, to Fort Ross and San Francisco Bay based on
his travel journal.
Gil, Fernando. Primerias 'Doctrinas' del Nuevo Mundo: Estudio Historico-Teologico de las Obras de Fray Juan de
Zumarraga (1548). Buenos Aires: Publicaciones de la Facultad de Teologia de la Pontifica Universidad Catolica Argentina,
1993. 750 pp. Notes: Examines the doctrinal works of Catholic minister Zumarraga (1468-1548) of New Spain. In Spanish.
Gleiter, Jan, Kathleen Thompson, and Charles Shaw. Junipero Serra. Austin: Steck-Vaughn, 1993. 32 pp. Notes: A
biography of Serra at the juvenile reading level.
Gonzalez, Michael J. "'The Child of the Wilderness Weeps for the Father of Our County': The Indian and the
Politics of Church and State in Provincial California." California History 76(1997): 147-172. Notes: Discusses
the varied treatment of the native peoples by secular and religious institutions and the motivational factors.
Gormley, Regina Marie. "The Liturgical Music of the California Missions, 1769-1833." Ph.D. diss., Catholic
University of America, 1992. 171 pp.
Graham, Elizabeth. "Mission Archaeology." Annual Review of Anthropology 27(1998): 25-62. Notes: Addresses
mission archaeological research in New Spain.
Graziose, Mary Doval. "The Virgin of Guadalupe: Nahua Goddess and Spanish Virgin." M.A. Thesis, University
of California, Davis, 1994. 102 pp.
Green, Carl R. The Mission Trails in American History. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2001. 128 pp. Notes:
Describes the historical importance of the Chihuahua Trail connecting Mexico City with Santa Fe and the Camino
Real of California at the juvenile reading level.
Green, Terisa Marion. "Spanish Missions and Native Religion: Contact, Conflict, and Convergence." Ph.D.
diss., University of California, Los Angeles, 1999. 373 pp. Notes: Primarily about the Chumash Indians.
Griffin, R. Clinton. Mission San Diego de Alcala: Index to Baptisms for the Mission and Vicinity, 1769-1850. San
Diego: R.C. Griffin, 1994. 37 pp.
Griffiths, Nicholas and Fernando Cervantes, eds. Spiritual Encounters: Interactions between Christianity and Native
Religions in Colonial America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. 304 pp. Notes: A collection of essays
with a few concerning New Spain.
Gronning, Robyn McAtavey. "Revising the Revisionists: Re-Evaluating Turner's 'Frontier' and Limerick's 'Conquest'
Through Three Novels About the California Mission Era." Ph.D. diss., University of Denver, 1994. 264 pp.
Guerra, Eloy. "El Teatro Religioso Popular en Nuevo Mexico: Desarollo y Categorias." Ph.D. diss., Texas
Tech University, 1996. 360 pp. Notes: In Spanish.
Guest, Francis F. "The California Missions Were Far From Faultless." Southern California Quarterly 76:3(1994):
255-307. Notes: Thorough analysis of Franciscan treatment of the native peoples along with discussions of the environmental
conditions of the missions.
____________. Hispanic California Revisited: Essays by Francis F. Guest, O.G.M. Edited by Doyce B. Nunis. Santa
Barbara: Santa Barbara Mission Archdiocese Library, 1996. 389 pp. Notes: An anthology of essays on Spanish and
Mexican California, 1769-1840s, by a California mission scholar.
____________. "Principles for an Interpretation of the History of the California Missions (1769-1893)."
Hispania Sacra [Spain] 40(July-December 1988): 791-802. Notes: Suggests using an anthropological approach in the
study of the treatment of the native peoples especially in the investigation of corporal punishment by the Catholic
Gundolf, Hubert. Der Reitende Padre: Auf den Spuren des Welschtiroler Jesuitenmissionars Eusebio Kino in Amerika.
Schwaz, Germany: Berenkamp, 1995. 159 pp. Notes: A biography of Jesuit missionary Kino (1644-1711), who was from
Tyrol, Austria, and his work in New Spain. In German.
Gutierrez, Ramon A. When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico,
1500-1846. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991. 424 pp.
Hackel, Steven William. "Indian-Spanish Relations in Alta California: Mission Carlos Borromeo, 1770-1833."
Ph.D. diss., Cornell University, 1995. 396 pp.
____________. "The Staff of Leadership: Indian Authority in the Missions of Alta California." William
and Mary Quarterly 54(1997): 347-376 Notes: Examines the role of elected Indian officials at the missions in daily
operation and also the negative aspects of their positions.
Hall, Douglas Kent. Frontier Spirit: Early Churches of the Southwest. New York: Abbeville Press, 1990. 216 pp.
Notes: An illustrated guidebook of Southwest mission buildings.
Hanlon, Don. "The Spanish Mission Church in Central New Mexico: A Study in Architectural Morphology."
Anthropologica [Canada] 34:2(1992): 203-229. Notes: Addresses the architectural origins of mission churches concluding
that rather than having a merely a Spanish orientation, the architecture suggests strong kiva influence.
Hatch, Lynda. Pathways of America: The California Trail. Torrance, CA: Good Apple, 2000. 95 pp. Notes: Curriculum
material for teaching California missions.
Heinrich, M. Katherine. "For Cross and Crown: Catholic Missions in the Southwestern U.S." National Parks
69(May-June 1995): 44-47. Notes: A brief look at the missions that are preserved at the national parks in the Southwest
and their adoption of Native American technical practices and cultural artistry.
Heinrichs, Ann. California Missions. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2002. 48 pp. Notes: A history of the establishment
of the missions and the treatment of the Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Hendricks, Rick. "The Exile and Return of Fray Isidro Cadelo, 1793-1810." New Mexico Historical Review
70:2(1995): 129-157. Notes: An examination of the challenges to religious and secular authorities in New Mexico
by an independent-minded priest.
Hernandez, Leonardo F. "Patterns of Disintegration, Patterns of Change: Indian and Spanish Contacts in Southern
California Mission History, 1769-1803." Senior Honors thesis, Brandeis University, 1990. 132 pp.
Hickerson, Nancy P. "The Visits of the 'Lady in Blue': An Episode in the History of the South Plains, 1629."
Journal of Anthropological Research 46(Spring 1990): 67-91. Notes: Investigates the curious myth of a nun with
a blue cloak who visited the Jumano Indians during 1620-1631 and converted many. Fray Alonso de Benavides writes
of this, and it is felt that the nun is Mother Maria of Agreda, a Spanish nun who was spiritually transported to
the Southwest from her cloisters in Spain.
Hill, Justin. San Juan Capistrano: Old Mission. Los Angeles: Kreig Pub. Co., 1990. 24 pp. Notes: Profiles the mission
Holler, Jacqueline Susan. '"Escogidas Plantas': Nun and Beatas in Mexico City, 1531-1601." Ph.D. diss.,
Emory University, 1998. 412 pp. Notes: Discusses the religious and secular work of the women who were residents
at the twenty-one convents found in Mexico City.
Holmes, Phillip, ed. Two Centuries at Mission San Jose, 1797-1997. Fremont: Fremont Museum of Local History, 1997.
Hurt, Wesley R. The 1939-1940 Excavation Project at Quarai Pueblo and Mission Buildings: Salinas Pueblo Missions
National Monument, New Mexico. Santa Fe: Division of History, National Park Service, 1990. 241 pp. Notes: Professional
paper number 29 of the Southwest Cultural Resources Center, Santa Fe.
Hurtado, Albert L. "Sexuality in California's Franciscan Missions: Cultural Perceptions and Sad Realities."
California History 71(1992): 370-385. Notes: Traces the cultural differences in sexual practices between the Franciscans
and the California Indians and because of venereal diseases the Spaniards reduced the Indian population severely.
____________. "When Strangers Met: Sex and Gender on Three Frontiers." Frontiers 17:3(1996): 52-75. Notes:
Analyzes how sexual activities among Indians, Hispanics and Europeans influenced societal practices found in the
fur trade, missions and the Gold Rush of California.
Isaacs, Sally Senzell. Life in a California Mission. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2002. 32 pp. Notes: Captures the
daily life at the missions. Juvenile reading level.
Ivey, James E. In the Midst of a Loneliness: The Architectural History of the Salinas Missions: Salinas Pueblo
Missions National Monument Historic Structure Report. Santa Fe: Southwest Cultural Resources Center, National Park
Service, 1988. 461 pp. Notes: A Southwest Cultural Resources Center Professional Paper no. 15.
Jackson, Robert H. and Anne Gardzina. "Agriculture, Drought, and Chumash Congregation in the California Missions
(1783-1834)." Estudios de Historia Novohispana [Mexico] 19(1999): 69-90. Notes: Evaluates the evidence as
to why the Chumash left their tribal grounds and came to the five missions in
their region. The explanation given has routinely been the abundant supply of food at the missions, but this article
criticizes the evidence as being unreliable.
____________. "The Changing Economic Structure of the Alta California Missions - A Reinterpretation."
Pacific Historical Review 61(1992): 387-415. Notes: The author argues that the economic system at the missions
remained agriculture and not changed to livestock ranching as has been the general historical standard.
____________. "La Colonizacion de la Alta California: Un Analisis del Desarrollo de Dos Comunidades Misionales."
Translated by Angelinas Torre. Historia Mexicana 41(1991): 83-110. Notes: Discusses the details of the exploitation
of Chumash Indians at missions La Purisima and Santa Ines, mission construction and population issues. In Spanish.
____________. "Congregation and Population Change in the Mission Communities of Northern New Spain."
New Mexico Historical Review 69:2(1994): 163-183. Notes: Analyzes the data on mission Indian populations in California,
Baja California, and Texas and how burial rate exceeded birth rate.
____________. "La Dinamica del Desastre Demografico de la Poblacion India en las Misiones de la Bahia de San
Francisco, Alta California, 1776-1840." Historia Mexico 40:2(1990): 187-215. Notes: Addresses the decimation
of the Indian population in the San Francisco Bay Area (where five missions were functioning) because of poor sanitation,
disease and large congregations. Spanish translation of the author's "The Dynamic of Indian Demographic Collapse
in the San Francisco Bay Missions, Alta California, 1776-1840."
____________. "The Dynamic of Indian Demographic Collapse in the San Francisco Bay Missions, Alta California,
1776-1840." American Indian Quarterly 16:2(1992): 141-156. Notes: Argues that death at the missions was due
largely to overpopulation at the settlements and subsequent diseases and even psychological stress.
____________. From Savages to Subjects: Missions in the History of the American Southwest. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe,
2000. Notes: Discusses treatment of the mission Indians.
____________. "Grain Supply, Congregation, and Demographic Patterns in the Missions of Northwestern New Spain:
Case Studies from Baja and Alta California." Journal of the West 36(1997): 19-25. Notes: Stresses that adequate
and increased grain supply at the missions did not stave off quickly declining Indian populations - that overcrowding
at the missions led to increased mortality.
____________. Indian Population Decline: The Missions of Northwestern New Spain, 1687-1840. Albuquerque: University
of New Mexico Press, 1994. 229 pp. Notes: Traces the historiography of historians treatment on the devastation
of Native Americans concentrating on the emergence of a multiethnic historical approach.
____________ and Edward Castillo. Indians, Franciscans, and Spanish Colonization: The Impact of the Mission System
on California Indians. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995. 214 pp.
____________. "Patterns of Demographic Change in the Missions of Central Alta California." Journal of
California and Great Basin Anthropology 9(1987): 251-272. Notes: Concludes that Indian population decline was because
of disease and dramatic changes from traditional native culture.
____________. "Population and the Economic Dimension of Colonization in Alta California: Four Mission Communities."
Journal of the Southwest 33(1991): 387-439. Notes: Discusses how the missions supported the military, which protected
them and brought in the supply of Indian labor, by supplying food and goods.
____________. The Spanish Missions of Baja California. New York: Garland Pub., 1991. 388 pp.
Jimenez-Sandoval, Saul. "Cuerpo y Experiencia en la Construccion Poetica de la Comunidad: Luis Vaz de Camoes
y Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz." Ph.D. diss., University of California, Irvine, 2001. 217 pp. Notes: Critics
the work of Southwest nun Sor Juana Ines.
Johnson, John R. The Chumash Indians After Secularization. Santa Barbara: California Mission Studies Association,
1995. 20 pp. Notes: Notes: A short account of the Chumash after the Mexican government secularized the missions.
____________. "Mission Registers as Anthropological Questionnaires: Understanding Limitations of the Data."
American Indian Culture and Research Journal 12:2(1988): 9-30. Notes: Compares five California mission registers
with mission records the author used when researching the Chumash pointing out the problems encountered in the
entries and suggesting methods to resolve them.
Junipero Serra and His Missions. Stockton, CA: Stevens and Shea, 1992. 13 pp. Notes: A short play on Serra. Part
of the Reader's Theatre Plays series.
Kalman, Bobbie and Greg Nickles. Spanish Missions. New York: Crabtree Pub., 1997. 32 pp. Notes: Written for the
juvenile reading level, presents mission life in the Southwest and the travail of mission Indians.
Kaspar, Oldrich. Los Jesuitas Checos en la Nueva Espana, 1678-1767. Translated by Eva Mankova. Mexico City: Universidad
Iberoamericana, Departamento de Historia, 1991. 129 pp. Notes: A Spanish translation of a brief history of Czechoslovakian
Jesuit missionaries in New Spain.
Kelsey, Harry. San Juan Capistrano Mission Chapel and Cemeteries: A Research Report. San Juan Capistrano?: N.p.,
1991. 26 pp. Notes: A photocopy of a yypescript.
Kessell, John L. "Restoring Seventeenth-Century New Mexico, Then and Now." Historical Archaeology 31(1997):
46-54. Notes: A look at the Pueblo Indians, missions and Franciscans through archaeological information.
____________ and Rick Hendricks, eds. The Spanish Missions of New Mexico. New York: Garland, 1991. 455 pp. Notes:
No. 18 of Spanish Borderlands Sourcebook. Considers missions before 1680.
Kino, Eusebio Francisco. A Kino Keepsake: Facsimile of an Original Eusebio Francisco Kino Field Diary, Preserved
at the University of Arizona Library, Describing Southern Arizona in 1699. Tucson: Friends of the University of
Arizona Library, 1991. Notes: Kino (1644-1711) was a Jesuit missionary.
Kleber, Louis. "California's Spanish Missions." History Today 42(September 1992): 42-47. Notes: An overview
history of the missions with traditional discussions on Spanish intent and exploitation of the native peoples.
Koegel, John. "New Sources of Music from Spain and Colonial Mexico at the Sutro Library." Notes 55(March
1999): 583-613. Notes: Describes the Spanish music manuscripts found at Sutro.
____________. "Spanish and French Mission Music in Colonial North America." Journal of the Royal Musical
Association 126(Spring 2001): 1-54. Notes: Addresses the music used by Jesuits and Franciscans in their missionary
work as a tool to convert the native peoples.
Kornegay, Paula B. "The Altar Screens and an Anonymous Artist in Northern New Spain: The Laguna Santero."
Journal of the Southwest 38(1996): 63-79. Notes: An examination of five wooden altar screens found in New Mexico,
created by an unknown artist, and their influence on future artwork, 1768-1808.
Kottman, Karl. "Islands of Time Before: The Miraculous Translation of Californian." American Indian Culture
and Research Journal 23(Fall 1999): 115. Notes: Ponders the application of the missionary educational policy of
"Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith" used by the Jesuits in Baja California in 1697.
Kurillo, Max and Erline M. Tuttle. California's El Camino Real and Its Historic Bells. San Diego: Sunbelt Publications,
____________. The Mission Bells That Never Rang. Los Angeles: Borden Pub. Co., 1995. 110 pp.
Lamadrid, Enrique R. and Thomas J. Steele. "The Indigenous Voice in Nuevomexicano Anti-Clerical Satire: Humor,
Rumor, and Marginalia, from the 'Mano Fashico' Numskulls to the 'Anti Cristo' of Taos." Catholic Southwest:
A Journal of History and Culture 9(1998): 53-74. Notes: Discussion of Pueblo Indian's resistance to missionary
authority through humor beginning 1598.
____________. "La Indita de San Luis Gonzaga": History, Faith, and Inter-Cultural Relations in the Evolution
of a New Mexican Sacred Ballad. Albuquerque: Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, University of New Mexico, 1994.
13 pp. Notes: A seminar paper present at the institute. A discussion of Gonzaga (1568-1591) and the ballad attributed
to him. Text in English but lyrics is in Spanish.
Lamy, John Baptist. The Complete Sermons of Jean Baptiste Lamy, Archbishop Lamy: In His Own Words: Fifty Years
of Sermons (1837-1886). Edited and Translated by Thomas J. Steele. Albuquerque: LPD Press, 2000. Notes: The text
is in English and Spanish.
Langer, Erick D. and Robert H. Jackson. "Colonial and Republican Missions Compared: The Cases of Alta California
and Southeastern Bolivia." Comparative Studies in Society and History 30(1988): 286-311. Notes: Compares California
and Bolivia Spanish missions and finds them virtually the same in terms of control and exploitation of the native
___________________________, eds. The New Latin American Mission History. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press,
1995. 212 pp. Notes: Has an essay on Soledad mission in Alta California.
LaRosa, Michael. "Food Supply and Native American Conversion at Four Alta California Missions, 1810-1830."
Journal of the West 33(January 1994): 106-115.
Larson, Daniel O., John R. Johnson, and Joel C. Michaelsen. "Missionization Among the Coastal Chumash of Central
California: A Study of Risk Minimization Strategies." American Anthropologist 96(1994): 263-299. Notes: Examines
the plight of the Chumash Indians where 85% of them joined the missions, 1780-1830, caused by changing environmental
Laverty, Philip Blair. Disciplinary Tactics at Mission Santa Cruz: A Foucaultian Approach to California Missions.
B.A. senior thesis, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995. 46 pp.
Lavrin, Asuncion. "Indian Brides of Christ: Creating New Spaces for Indigenous Women in New Spain." Mexican
Studies-Estudios Mexicanos 15(Summer 1999): 225.
Lazcano Sahagun, Carlos. Fernando Consag: Textos y Testimonios. Ensenada, Mexico: Fundacion Barca, Museo de Historia
de Ensenada, 2001. 405 pp. Notes: A collection of documents regarding Jesuit Baja California missionary Consag
(1703-1759) and an analysis. In Spanish.
LeBeau, Bryan F. and Menahem Mor, eds. Religion in the Age of Exploration: The Case of Spain and New Spain. Omaha:
Creighton University Press, 1996. 161 pp. Notes: A collection of papers delivered at the Fifth Annual Symposium
of the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University on October 25 and 26,
1992. Mostly about Jewish religion but some on Catholicism.
Lemke, Nancy. Missions of the Southern Coast. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1996. 80 pp. Notes: Concise history
of the missions San Diego, San Juan Capistrano and San Luis Rey with information on the Indians of the region at
the juvenile reading level.
Leon, Luis D. "Religious Movement in the United States-Mexico Borderlands Toward a Theory of Chicana/Religious
Poetics." Ph.D. diss., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997. 426 pp. Notes: Addresses the historical
development of religion in the borderlands.
Leon Portilla, Miguel. Loreto's Key Role in the Early History of the Californias. Santa Barbara?: California Mission
Studies Association, 1997. 22 pp. Notes: Examines the role of Loreto in Baja California had in early California
Levick, Melba and Stanley Young. The Missions of California. Rev. ed. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998. 134
pp. Notes: Largely a pictorial presentation.
Lilly, Melinda. Spanish Missions. Vero Beach, FL: Rourke Pub., 2002. Notes: Written at the juvenile reading level,
a short account of Southwest missions.
Linse, Barbara, George Kuska, and Cynthia Clark. Our Missions Past for Kids: Bi-Lingual-English and Spanish: Exploration,
Missions, Settlements, Ranchos. Larkspur, CA: Arts' Publications, 2000. 95 pp. Notes: A condensed edition of the
authors' Live Again Our Mission Past and at the juvenile reading level.
Lyngheim, Linda and Phyllis Garber. The Indians and the California Missions. 2d ed. Van Nuys, CA: Langtry Publications,
1990. 158 pp. Notes: An enlargement of the 1984 first edition. Juvenile reading level.
MacMillan, Dianne M. Missions of the Los Angeles Area. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1996. 80 pp. Notes: A
concise history of missions San Gabriel, San Fernando and San Buenaventura with information on the Chumash and
Gabrielino Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Magana-Mancillas, Mario A. "Las Misiones Domincias en Baja California: Santo Domingo de la Frontera."
Colonial Latin American Historical Review 8:2(1999): 185-206. Notes: Focuses on the mission Santo Domingo de la
Frontera, 1775-1875, in Baja California recounting its switch from a religious facility to rancho.
____________. Poblacion y Misiones de Baja California: Estudio Historico Demografico de la Mision de Santo Domingo
de la Frontera, 1775-1850. Mexico City: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 1998. 140 pp. Notes: A study on the Indian
population at the Baja California mission of Santa Domingo. In Spanish.
Mancall, Peter C. and James Hart Merrell, eds. American Encounters: Natives and Newcomers from European Contact
to Indian Removal, 1500-1850. New York: Routledge, 2000. 594 pp. Notes: Contains an essay on the 1824 Chumash uprising
by James A. Sandos.
Marchetti, Angela Maria. Un Trentino nell'America del '600: Il Servo di Dio Eusebio Francesco Kino: Missionario,
Esploratore e Astronomo. Cinisello Balsamo: San Paolo, 1996. 182 pp. Notes: A biography of Jesuit missionary Kino
(1644-1711) in the Southwest. In Italian.
Margaret, Amy. Mission San Buenaventura. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: A concise history of the
mission with information on the Chumash Indians at the juvenile reading level.
____________. Mission San Jose. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: A concise history of the mission
with information on the Costonoan Indians at the juvenile reading level.
____________. Mission Santa Barbara. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: A concise history of the mission
with information on the Chumash Indians at the juvenile reading level.
____________. Santa Clara de Asis. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: Notes: A concise history of the
Santa Clara mission with information on the Ohlone Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Martinez, Juan Francisco. "Origins and Development of Protestantism Among Latinos in the Southwestern United
States, 1836-1900." Ph.D. diss., Fuller Theological Seminary, School of World Mission, 1996. 491 pp. Notes:
Explores the history of Protestant denominations of Methodist, Presbyterians, Baptist and Congregational and their
establishment in the Southwest.
Mathes, W. Michael. Cronistas y Cronicas Jesuitas del Noroeste de Nueva Espana. Culiacan, Sinaloa: Colegio de Sinaloa,
1998. 68 pp. Notes: History, biography and bibliography of the Jesuits in New Spain, 1540-1810. In Spanish.
____________. The Father of the Missions Recalls the First Centenary of the Founding of Nuestra Senora de Loreto.
Santa Barbara?: California Mission Studies Association, 1997. 4 pp. Notes: A recollection of the founding of the
Baja California mission.
McCormack, Brian Timothy. "Marriage, Ethnic Identity, and the Politics of Conversion in Alta California, 1769-1834."
Ph.D. diss., University of California, San Diego, 2000. 469 pp.
McCreery, Lian Joy. "A Justified Illusion: Mission Restoration at San Juan Capistrano and La Purisima Concepcion."
M.A. thesis, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1998. 75 pp. Notes: Discusses the history of the buildings
at the two California missions, and the preservation methods employed to reconstruct the buildings.
McGinty, Alice B. Mission San Gabriel Arcangel. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: A concise history
of the mission with information on the Indians of the region at the juvenile reading level.
McMillin, James. "Anglo Methodist Missionaries and Mexicans in the Southwest and Mexico, 1836-1910."
M.A. thesis, S.M.U., 1994. 118 pp.
Meigs, Peveril. La Frontera Misional Dominica en Baja California. Mexicali, Mexico: Secretaria de Educacion Publica,
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, 1994. 334 pp. Notes: A history of the Dominican missions in Baja California.
Mendieta, Geronimo de. Historia Eclesiastica Indiana: A Franciscan's View of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico. Edited
by Felix Jay. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1997. 139 pp. Notes: Mendieta (1525-1604) account of the treatment
of Indians in the Caribbean area and New Spain. In English.
Messmacher, Miguel. La Busqueda del Signo de Dios: Ocupacion Jesuita de la Baja California. Mexico City: Fondo
de Cultura Economica, 1997. 418 pp. Notes: A history the Jesuit missions in Baja California. In Spanish.
Meyer, Kathleen Allan. Father Serra: Traveler on the Golden Chain. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1990. 65
pp. Notes: A biography of Serra, as an explorer and as a missionary, for the juvenile reading level.
Milliken, Randall. The Founding of Mission Dolores and the End of Tribal Life on the Northern San Francisco Peninsula.
Santa Barbara?: California Mission Studies Association, 1996. 30 pp. Notes: Partly drawn from the author's work
A Time of Little Choice.
Moises Coronado E. Descripcion e Inventarios de la Misiones de Baja California, 1773. La Paz, Baja California:
Gobierno del Estado de Baja California Sur, Consejo Nacional para las Cultura y las Artes, 1994. 267 pp. Notes:
Examines the condition of the Franciscan missions in Baja California in 1773. In Spanish.
Moore, Jerry D. and Mary J. Norton. "'I Solemnly Baptize': Religious Conversion and Native Demography in Northern
Baja California." Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 14:2(1992): 201-215. Notes: Analyzes
the use of baptismal records at a Baja mission for population and religious statistics.
Moore, Patricia Elaine. "Santos de Santa Fe: Mediators of Family and Faith, Culture and Place." Ph.D.
diss., University of New Mexico, 2000. 452 pp. Notes: Explains how the Santos, wooden artwork of statues and paintings,
has historically affected the people in the region of Colorado and New Mexico, and that the art was especially
created for the local people of Hispanic background.
Mora, Vicente. "Edificar en Desiertos": Los Informes de Fray Vicente de Mora Sobre Baja California en
1777. Edited by Salvador Bernabeu Albert. Mexico City: Embajada de Espana, 1992. 62 pp. Notes: A collection of
Mora's letters from his missionary work at Loreto in Baja California in 1777. In Spanish.
Morales Polo, Sergio. La Paz: Algunos Hechos Relevantes Acerca de la Historia de la Perla de Mar Bermejo, de los
Guaycuras a la Asuncion Como Capital en 1837. La Paz, Baja California: Editorial Londo, 2000. 32 pp. Notes: A discussion
of Jesuits, missions, and Indians in La Paz. In Spanish.
____________. Loreto: Some Relevant Facts About the History of the Keystone of California Culture. Loreto, Baja
California Sur, 1993. 24 pp. Notes: A collection of facts concerning Mission Loreto in Baja California and the
Jesuit and Dominican missionaries.
____________. San Xavier Vigge-Baundo, 300, 1699-1999. La Paz, B.C.S.: Editorial Londo, 1999. 20 pp. Notes: A history
with biography of the Baja mission San Xavier. In Spanish.
Morejon Ramos, Jose Alipio. "Angelologia Franciscana en Mexico (1523-1586)." Ph.D. diss., Universidad
de Navarra, 1996. Notes: Examines the doctrine of angels as taught by Franciscans in New Spain.
Morgan, Richard J. A Guide to Historic Missions and Churches of the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands. Tucson: Adventures
in Education, 1995. 116 pp. Notes: Numerous photos.
Mosquera, Daniel Octavio. "Motolinia Olmos, and the Staging of the Devil in Sixteenth-Century New Spain."
Ph.D. diss., Washington University, 1998. 315 pp. Notes: Analyzes the occult in New Spain and especially the effect
the concept of devil had on the existing cultures.
Mott, Margaret. "The Rule of Faith Over Reason: The Role of the Inquisition in Iberia and New Spain."
Journal of Church and State 40(Winter 1998): 57-81. Notes: Stresses that the Inquisition worked for missionaries
because it was stark authority holding Indians, military, government to the punishment and grace of the church
resulting in social stability of a multicultural society.
Nelson, Libby. Projects and Layouts. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1998. 104 pp. Notes: For the juvenile reading
level, presents construction methods for a model of a California mission along with a short history of the missions.
Neuerburg, Norman. The Architecture of Mission La Purisima Concepcion. Santa Barbara: Bellerophon Books, 1987.
24 pp. Notes: Covers 1787-1803.
____________. California Missions to Cut Out. 2 vols. Santa Barbara: Bellerophon Books, 1995. Notes: A concise
history and description of the missions with models to cut out.
____________. The Decoration of the California Missions. Santa Barbara: Bellerophon Books, 1996. 80 pp. Notes:
A discussion of the themes and motives of mission murals and decoration.
____________. Saints of the California Missions. Santa Barbara: Bellerophon Books, 1995. Notes: Describes, with
illustrations, the mission paintings of the Spanish and Mexican periods.
____________. "Saint Bonaventura, Seraphic Doctor." Ventura County Historical Society Quarterly 37(Fall
Norris, Jim. "The Breakdown of Franciscan Hegemony in the Kingdom of New Mexico, 1692-1752." Ph.D. diss.,
Tulane University, 1992. 311 pp. Notes: Provides insight into the control Franciscans had on every aspect of colonial
life being the final authority for things secular and religious.
___________. "The Franciscans in New Mexico, 1692-1754: Toward a New Assessment." Americas 51:2(1994):
151-171. Notes: Offers the idea that Franciscan history in New Mexico should be broken into three periods of time
rather than basing it on the 1680 Pueblo revolt, before and after.
Nunis, Doyce B. "The Franciscan Friars of Mission San Fernando, 1797-1847." Southern California Quarterly
79(1997): 217-248. Notes: Profiles the lives of 17 Franciscan priests at the mission and their work while stationed
there plus their various degrees of piety.
Officer, James E., Mardith Schuetz-Miller, and Bernard L. Fontana, eds. The Pimeria Alta: Missions & More.
Tucson: Southwestern Mission Res. Center, 1996. 120 pp.
O'Neil, Ann and Don O'Neil. Loreta, Baja California, First Mission and Capital of Spanish California. Studio City,
CA: Tio Press, 2001. 282 pp.
Ostrow, Kim. Mission La Purisima Concepcion. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: A concise history of
the mission with information on the Chumash Indians at the juvenile reading level.
____________. Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: A concise history
of the mission with information on the Ohlone Indians at the juvenile reading level.
____________. Mission Santa Cruz. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: A concise history of the mission
with information on the Ohlone Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Overmyer-Valazquez, Rebecca. "Christian Morality Revealed in New Spain." Journal of Women's History 10(Summer
1998): 9-38. Notes: Discusses the text of the sixteenth century Book Ten of the Florentine Codex which records
the culture of Mexico.
Palou, Francisco. Cartas Desde la Peninsula de California, 1768-1773. Edited by Jose Luis Soto Perez. Mexico City:
Editorial Porrua, 1994. 549 pp. Notes: Palou's letters from his missionary work in Baja California. In Spanish.
____________. Recopilacion de Noticias de la Antigua y de la Nueva California (1767-1783). Edited by Jose Luis
Sota Perez and Lino Gomez Canedo. 2 vols. Mexico City: Editorial Porrua, 1998. Notes: Originally published in 1857
as a different title and later republished with various titles. A history of the missions through 1783 and Palou's
association with them. In Spanish.
Pardo, Osvaldo Fabian. "Nueva Teologia es Menester: Cultura Cristiana y Evangelizacion en Mexico, Siglo XVI."
Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1993. 232 pp. Notes: Considers the nature of the two stages of evangelization
in New Spain of the sixteenth-century and suggests that the later stage was one more of adaptation rather than
erosion. In Spanish.
Pattanayak, Satya Ranjan. "Church-State Relations in Upper California, 1769-1834." Indian Journal of
American Studies [India] 17(1987): 29-36. Notes: Keys on the economic viability of the missions in that it supplied
the military with food and goods as it protected the California from foreign encroachment.
Payeras, Mariano. Writings of Mariano Payeras. Translated by Donald Cutter. Santa Barbara: Bellerophon Books, 1995.
384 pp. Notes: From the series "Publications of the Academy of American Franciscan History." English
translation of Franciscan missionary Payeras (1769-1823).
Perry, Mary Elizabeth and Anne J. Cruz, eds. Cultural Encounters: The Impact of the Inquisition in Spain and the
New World. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. 288 pp.
Polzer, Charles W. Kino: His Missions, His Monuments. Tucson: Jesuit Fathers of Southern Arizona, 1998. 72 pp.
Notes: A history of the mission buildings in the Southwest and Sonora, Mexico planted by Jesuit missionary Kino
Poole, Stafford. "Some Observations on Mission Methods and Native Reactions in Sixteenth-Century New Spain."
Americas 50(January 1994): 337-350. Notes: A discussion of the difficulties missionaries faced to convert native
peoples in Mexico during the sixteenth century.
Quasha, Jennifer. Mission San Luis Rey de Francia. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: A concise history
of the mission with information on the Luiseno Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Radding, Cynthia. "Crosses, Caves, and Matachinis: Divergent Appropriations of Catholic Discourse in Northwestern
New Spain." Americas 55(October 1998): 177-179. Notes: Addresses the adoption of Christianity by the native
peoples of Sonora, Mexico, in the eighteenth century and their blending of Christian symbols and practices with
Ramos Medina, Manuel. Misticas y Descalzas: Fundaciones Femeninas Carmelitas en la Nueva Espana. Chimalistac, Mexico:
Centro de Estudios de Historia de Mexico Condumex, 1997. 397 pp. Notes: The history of the Carmelite nuns in New
Spain. In Spanish.
Rausch, Jane M. "Frontiers in Crisis: The Breakdown of the Mission in Far Northern Mexico and New Granada."
Comparative Studies in Society and History 29(April 1987): 340-360.
Rawls, James J. "The California Mission as Symbol and Myth." California History 71(1992): 342-361. Notes:
Traces the early California story detailing how its telling has changed through the last hundred years from the
myth of cruelty to the myth of romance and back again to cruelty.
____________, Alex Haley, and George Guzzi. Never Turn Back: Father Serra's Mission. Austin: Raintree Steck-Vaughn,
1993. 52 pp. Notes: A biography of Serra with information on the Diegueno Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Reff, Daniel T. "Contextualizing Missionary Discourse: The Benavides 'Memorials' of 1630 and 1634."Journal
of Anthropological Research 50(Spring 1994): 51-68. Notes: Explains that Benavides texts of Franciscans in New
Mexico are useful to research unlike other seventeenth century writing which is fraught with exaggeration or untruths.
____________. "The 'Predicament of Culture' and Spanish Missionary Accounts of the Tepehuan and Pueblo Revolts."
Ethnohistory 42(Winter 1995): 63-91. Notes: The two revolts occurred in northern New Spain in the seventeenth century
were viewed as evil by the missionaries and not seen as the results of Spanish colonial practice and disease a
theme recognized by modern scholars.
Reinstedt, Randall A. Hands-On History: Projects and Activities to Accompany Tales and Treasures of California's
Missions. Carmel, CA: Ghost Town Publications, 1993. 56 pp.
____________. Tales and Treasures of California's Missions. Carmel, CA: Ghost Town Publications, 1992. 119 pp.
Riley, Carroll L. The Kachina and the Cross: Indians and Spaniards in the Early Southwest. Salt Lake City: University
of Utah Press, 1999. 336 pp. Notes: Addresses the clash between cultures in the 17th century.
Rio, Ignacio del. Conquista Aculturacion en la California Jesuitica, 1697-1768. 2d ed. Mexico City: Universitdad
Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1998. 238 pp. Notes: Discusses Jesuit missionary efforts and the Indians of Baja California.
____________. Cronicas Jesuiticas de la Antigua California. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico,
2000. 170 pp. Notes: A history of Jesuit missions in Baja California. In Spanish.
Robin, Lois. Indian Ghosts at California Missions. Aptos, CA: R. McBurney, 1998. 19 pp.
Rocha Chavez, Ruben. Obispos de la Nueva Vizcaya, 1620-1991. Chihuahua, Mexico: N. p., 1991. 80 pp. Notes: A history
of Catholic bishops in the area of New Spain. In Spanish.
Rodriguez, Joseph A. "Becoming Latinos: Mexican Americans, Chicanos, and the Spanish Myth in the Urban Southwest."
Western Historical Quarterly 29(Summer 1998): 165-186. Notes: Examines the hostility felt by contemporary Latinos
towards the exploitation found in early Spanish colonialism.
Rodriguez, Rosa Elba. "Las Fronteras de la Identidad: Los Cazadores-Recolectores Bajacalifornios Hacia el
Final de la Epoca Misional." Historias [Mexico] 44(1999): 35-41. Notes: Focuses on two distinct periods of
frontier life in Baja California that were different in settlement and economics beginning in 1697. In Spanish.
Rodriguez Tomp, Rosa Elba. "La Resistencia Cultural entre Los Cazadores-Recolectores de Baja California."
Historias [Mexico] 42(1999): 43-55. Notes: A description of the destruction of Baja California native peoples through
the mission system and its devastation of traditional native culture. In Spanish.
Rodriguez, Vicente. "Colegio de Queretaro: Ultimo Reclutador de Misioneros." Archivo Ibero-Americano
[Spain] 47(1987): 161-178. Notes: Presents briefly the organization and activity of the school, Colegio de Santa
Cruz de Queretaro, in its responsibility to train missionaries that were sent to the area of New Spain, 1683-1822.
Rogers, Joyce. A Guide to the Book Collection from the San Felipe de Neri Church Museum. 4 vols. Albuquerque: The
Author, 1994. Notes: Includes a history and the catalog to the museum's library which is located in Albuquerque.
Rosewall, Michael Paul. "Sacred Polyphony in New Spain: Performance Issues in the Choral Music of Mexico,
1550-1650." D.M.A. diss., Stanford University, 1992. 112 pp. Notes: Discovers that musical performance in
New World churches and cathedrals in terms of the numbers of participants and instruments was much greater in size
than earlier thought.
Routt, Kristin Eva. "Authoring Orthodoxy: The Body and the Camino de Perfeccion in Spanish American Colonial
Covent Writings." Ph. D. diss., Indiana University, 1998. 208 pp. Notes: Analyzes writings of Catholic nuns
at convents in New Spain.
Rowntree, Lester B. "Drought during California's Mission Period, 1769-1834." Journal of California and
Great Basin Anthropology 7(1985): 7-20. Notes: Addresses the problem of drought during the mission era primarily
its effect on agricultural production.
Rubial Garcia, Antonio. La Santidad Controvertida: Hagiografia Conciencia Criolla Alrededor de los Venerables no
Canonizados de Nueva Espana. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras,
1999. 323 pp. Notes: Chronicles the history of the canonization of Christian saints of New Spain. In Spanish.
Rubio i Mora, Alberto. Los Jesuitas en Baja California. Madrid: N.p., 1991. 19 pp. Notes: A short account of the
Jesuits in Baja California. Reprinted from the periodical Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, November 1991. In Spanish.
Ruscin, Terry and Sue Diaz. Mission Memoirs: A Collection of Photographs, Illustrations, and Twentieth-Century
Reflections on California's Past. San Diego: Sunbelt Publications, 1999. 203 pp.
Sacristan, Maria Cristina. Locura e Inquisicion en Nueva Espana, 1571-1760. Mexico City: Colegio de Michoacan,
Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1992. 159 pp. Notes: Addresses mental disorder issues and the Spanish Inquisition in
New Spain. In Spanish.
Salvatierra, Juan Maria de. La Fundacion de la California Jesuitica: Siete Cartas de Juan Maria de Salvatierra,
S.J. (1697-1699). Edited by Ignacio del Rio. Mexico City: Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur, 1997. 189
pp. Notes: An analysis of six (Jesuit missionary) Salvatierra letters from Mission Loreto, Baja California. In
____________. Loreto, Capital de las Californias: Las Cartas Fundacionales de Juan Maria de Salvatierra. Edited
by Miguel Leon Portilla. Mexico City: FONATUR, 1997. 133 pp. Notes: A collection of (Jesuit missionary) Salvatierra's
letters of 1697 from Loreto, Baja California. In Spanish.
Sanchez Vazquez, Luis. Salvatierra, 300 Anos. Mexicali, Baja California, 1997. 264 pp. Notes: A celebratory examination
of Jesuit missionary Salvatierra's (1648-1717) foundational work at mission Loreto, celebrating the 300-year anniversary
(1697-1997) of the conquest and evangelization of Baja California.
Sandos, James A. "Between Crucifix and Lance: Indian-White Relations in California, 1769-1848." California
History 76(1997): 196-229. Notes: Recounts the destructiveness of European insurgence on the Indian population
and discusses the historiography of the topic.
____________. "Christianization Among the Chumash: An Ethnohistoric Perspective." American Indian Quarterly
15(1991): 65-89. Notes: Addresses the Chumash Indians reception of mission policy, the revolt of 1824, and the
Chumash method of surviving or adapting to a foreign culture.
____________. "Junipero Serra and California History." Californians 7:2(1989): 18-25. Notes: Assesses
Serra's pending church canonization and the record of his religious effort.
Sands, Shirley Jean. "Religious Art: Reflectors of Change in the Catholic Church in New Mexico, 1830-1910."
Ph.D. diss., Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1999. 401 pp. Notes: Appraises
the take over by French clergy from Spanish clergy in New Mexico after the United States defeated the Mexicans
in 1846 and the resultant changes in religious custom.
Santaballa, Sylvia Rosa. "Representing the Virgin of Guadalupe in Francisco de Florencia's 'La Estrella del
Norte de Mexico': Dynamics of Seventeenth-Century Creole Historiography." Ph.D. diss., Brown University, 1996.
290 pp. Notes: Explores the literary value of the seventeenth century writings concerning the Mexican virgin.
Savage, Christine E. New Deal Adobe: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Reconstruction of Mission La Purisima,
1934-1942. Santa Barbara: Fithian Press, 1991. 162 pp.
Schaeffer, Keith, ed. La Pastorela: A Shepherd's Trek through the Millenium: A Historical and Contemporary Account
of an Old Southwestern Folk Art Tradition. Tucson: Borderlands Theater, 1999. 28 pp. Notes: A collection of essays
that address the history of Mexican Christmas plays primarily in Arizona.
Schwarzmann, Diane. California Missions. Rev. ed. Yorba Linda, CA: Yorba Linda Public Library, 1999. 56 pp.
Scmidt, Thomas B. "Interpreting the 'Land of Sunshine': Anglo-Californians and the Spanish Mission Heritage,
1846-1931." M.A. thesis, University of San Diego, 2001. 106 pp.
Serafin, Kim. Mission San Antonio de Padua. New York: PowerKids Press, 2000. 64 pp. Notes: Concise history of the
mission with information on the Indians of the region at the juvenile reading level.
Sheridan, Thomas E. The Franciscan Missions of Northern Mexico. New York: Garland, 1991. 360 pp. Notes: No. 20
of the Spanish Borderland Sourcebooks series containing 450 researched articles.
Shimek, Suzanne. "The Tenth Muses Lately Sprung Up in the Americas: The Borders of the Female Subject in Sor
Juana's First Dream and Anne Bradstreet's Contemplations." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 17(January
2000): 1. Notes: Examines the similarities of two female writers of the seventeenth century - one a Catholic nun
in New Spain and the other a Puritan.
Shoup, Laurence H. and Randall T. Milliken. Inigo of Rancho Polsomi: The Life and Times of a Mission Indian. Novato,
CA: Ballena, 1999. 182pp. Notes: A biography of Lope Inigo, a Costanoan Indian, and the Rancho Polsomi.
Skowronek, Russell K. "Sifting the Evidence: Perceptions of Life at the Ohlone (Costanoan) Missions of Alta
California." Ethnohistory 45(1998): 675-708. Notes: An evaluation of the decades of literature either vilifying
the mission system's destruction of the Ohlone or romanticizing the missions concluding that the native peoples
retain more of their ancient culture than thought.
Steele, Thomas J. New Mexican Spanish Religious Oratory, 1800-1900. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press,
1997. 229 pp. Notes: Mostly English text with some sermon examples in Spanish.
Stevens, Joanne Darsey. "Santos by Twentieth Century Santeras: Continuation of a Traditional Art Form."
Ph.D. diss., University of Texas, Dallas, 1986. 259 pp. Notes: Centers on religious art by women in northern New
Mexico, beginning in the eighteenth century.
Stienecker, David and Gene Biggs. A Mission Padre. Vero Beach, FL: Rourke Book Co., 1994. 32 pp. Notes: Introduction
to the life of a Franciscan missionary at California missions at the juvenile reading level.
Storey, Ann Elizabeth. "The Eloquence of Tradition: An Examination of the Spanish Colonial Legacy in the American
Southwest as Exemplified by San Xavier del Bac and San Jose de Laguna." M.A. thesis, University of Washington,
1993. 179 pp. Notes: A study of the architecture of the mission buildings at the two missions.
Supahan, Sarah. A Time of Resistance: California Indians During the Mission Period, 1769-1848. Hoopa, CA: Klamath-Trinity
Joint Unified School District's Indian Education Program, 1997. 62 pp. Notes: For schools.
Swain, Diana R. "One Thousand Sisters: Religious Sensibility and Motivation in a Spanish American Convent,
Santa Maria de Gracia, 1588-1863." Ph.D. diss., University of California, San Diego, 1993. 353 pp. Notes:
A history of the convent found at Guadalajara, Mexico.
Thies, Jeffrey S. Mexican Catholicism in Southern California: The Importance of Popular Religiosity and Sacramental
Practice in Faith Experience. New York: P.Lang, 1993. 250 pp. Notes: A history of Mexican Catholics in the Santa
Thompson, John. "Santo Nino de Atocha." Journal of the Southwest 36(1994): 1-18. Notes: The "Christ
Child" (Santo Nino de Atocha) statue found at Plateros (Zacatecas, Mexico), coming from Atocha, Spain in 1789,
is believed to cause miracles.
Tinker, George E., ed. Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide. Minneapolis: Fortress
Press, 1993. 182 pp. Notes: A collection of essays on missionaries, Indians, and historiography of the topic.
Toomey, Donald F. The Spell of California's Spanish Colonial Missions. Santa Fe: Sunstone Press, 2001. Notes: An
Torrez, Robert J. "Santiago: Observation of an Ancient Tradition in a Northern New Mexico Village." Palacio
95:2(1990): 46-55. Notes: Presents the history of the religious festival, "Santiago," held every July
25th, mostly in northern New Mexico, commemorating Spain's conversion to Christianity by St. James the Elder.
Trexler, Richard C. Religion in Social Context in Europe and America, 1200-1700. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval
and Renaissance Studies, 2002. Notes: Addresses religion and society in New Spain.
Trieb, Marc and Dorothee Imbert. Sanctuaries of Spanish New Mexico. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
352 pp. Notes: Covers missions and churches beginning with the seventeenth century.
Truxillo, Charles A. Hispanic Catholicism in New Spain and New Mexico with Special Reference to Mora. Albuquerque:
Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, University of New Mexico, 1999. 37 pp. Notes: A short history of the Catholic
Church in the area of Mora County, New Mexico.
U.S. Catholic Historical Society. Hispanic Churches: Historical Explorations and Cultural Analysis. East Brunswick,
NJ: The Author, 1990. 221 pp. Notes: A collection of essays with some on the Spanish mission issues in the Southwest.
Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth. The California Missions. New York: F. Watts, 1995. 63 pp. Notes: A general history at
the juvenile reading level.
Vecsey, Christopher. On the Padres' Trail. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996. 440 pp. Notes: Begins
in the sixteenth century.
Velasco Vargas, Magali and David Hernandez Miranda. Chisme Entre Brujas: Mentalidad Magico-Religiosa en la Nueva
Espana, Siglo XVII. Veracruz, Mexico: Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz, Instituto de Cultura, 1997. 43 pp. Notes:
Examines the evidence concerning the tales of witchcraft in New Spain during the seventeenth century.
Villa Flores, Javier. "Defending God's Honor: Blasphemy and the Social Construction of Reverence in New Spain,
1520-1700." Ph.D. diss., University of California, San Diego, 2001. 278 pp.
Villar, Susan McMillen. "Drama and the Theater in the Millennial Project of the Franciscans in New Spain."
Ph.D. diss., 1993. 252 pp. Notes: Addresses the evangelistic process of the Franciscans through theater to thrust
European and Christian values on an indigenous people.
Wakely, David and Thomas A. Drain. A Sense of Mission: Historic Churches of the Southwest. San Francisco: Chronicle
Books, 1994. 132 pp. Notes: Largely a pictorial presentation of Spanish mission buildings in the Southwest.
Walker, Kathleen. San Xavier: The Spirit Endures. Phoenix: Arizona Highways, 1998. 80 pp. Notes: Some history and
mostly photos of the Tucson mission, San Xavier del Bac.
Webb, Edith Buckland. The Mission Villages or Rancherias. Santa Barbara?: California Mission Studies Association,
1998. 46 pp.
Weber, Francis J. "Archival Sources for the History of Religion in California: Part I: Catholic Sources."
Southern California Quarterly 72:2(1990): 157-172. Notes: Important bibliography of Spanish language sources and
their locations for the study of early California.
____________. Catholic California Essays: Some Historical Reflections. Los Angeles: Archdiocese of Los Angeles,
Archives, 1994. 265 pp. Notes: Collected essays from The Tidings concerning the history of the Catholic Church
____________. Prominent Visitors to the California Missions, 1786-1842. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1991.
____________. Some Essays About the California Missions inHonor of the V Centernary of Evangelization of the Americas.
Santa Barbara: McNally & Loftin, 1992. 217 pp. Notes: Published for the California Catholic Conference by the
Knights of Columbus Council 3016.
"When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sex and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846." American
Indian Culture and Research Journal 17:3(1993): 141-177. Notes: Appraisal by historians of Ramon A. Gutierrez's
publication that centered on interactions of the genders, 1500-1846.
White, Florence Meiman. The Story of Junipero Serra. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Pub., 1996. 100pp. Notes: A biography
of Serra at the juvenile reading level.
White, Tekla N. Missions of the San Francisco Bay Area. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1996. 80 pp. Notes:
Concise histories of the missions San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Jose, San Rafael, and Solano with information
on the Ohlone and Coast Miwok Indians at the juvenile reading level.
Whittaker, Martha Ellen. "Jesuit Printing in Bourbon Mexico City: The Press of the Colegio de San Ildefonso."
Ph.D. diss., University of California, Berkeley, 1998. 242 pp. Notes: The study's timeframe is the eighteenth century.
Wiget, Andrew. "Father Juan Greyrobe: Reconstructing Tradition Histories, and the Reliability and Validity
of Uncorroborated Oral Tradition." Ethnohistory 43(Summer 1996): 459-482. Notes: Examines the value of certain
early resource material in regard to the study of the Zuni Indians and the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.
Will, Martina Elaine. "God Gives and God Takes Away: Death and Dying in New Mexico, 1760-1850." Ph.D.
diss., University of New Mexico, 2000. 311 pp. Notes: Discusses how the line between the living and the dead was
merged in the belief patterns of Spanish/Mexican New Mexicans of the period leading to a practice of strong spirituality.
Wilson, Brian Charles. "The New World's Jerusalems: Franciscans, Puritans, and Sacred Space in the Colonial
Americas, 1519-1820." Ph.D. diss., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1996. 327 pp.
Wilson, Christopher Chadwick. "Mother, Missionary, Martyr: St. Teresa of Avila in Mexican Colonial Art."
Ph.D. diss., George Washington University, 1998. 287 pp. Notes: Describes the work of St. Teresa (1515-1582), who
was canonized in 1622, and its depiction in the local art to aid in the understanding of her faith and religious
Witchey, Holly Rarick and Jerome Tupa. An Uncommon Mission: Father Jerome Tupa Paints the California Missions.
New York: Welcome, 1999. 96 pp. Notes: A catalog from the Tupa exhibition of 1999-2000 shown at San Diego, Santa
Barbara and Fresno.
Wobeser, Gisela von. El Credito Eclesiastico en Nueva Espana, Siglo XVIII. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autonoma
de Mexico, Instituto de Investigaciones Historicas, 1994. 275 pp. Notes: An examination of Catholic Church financial
credit in New Spain during the eighteenth century. In Spanish.
Womack, Randy L. The Best Ever Book About California Missions. Redding, CA: Golden Educational Center, 2000. 218
pp. Notes: A textbook for grades 4th through 8th.
Weber, Francis J. A Bibliography of California's Miniature Mission Books. Santa Buenaventura, CA: Junipero Serra
Press, 1993. 34 pp.
Wright, David. Los Franciscanos y su Labor Educativa en la Nueva Espana (1523-1580). Mexico City: Instituto Nacional
de Antropologia e Historia, 1998. 81 pp. Notes: An investigation into the educational practices of Franciscans
in regard to the Indians of New Spain. In Spanish.
Wright, Robert E. "Local Church Emergence and Mission Decline: The Historiography of the Catholic Church in
the Southwest During the Spanish and Mexican Periods." U.S. Catholic Historian 9(1990): 27-48. Notes: Explains
that there were many reasons for mission declination and among them was the rise of strong churches, and while
singling out Moises Sandoval's Fronteras, there has been relatively very few research studies on the topic.
Young, Robert. A Personal Tour of la Purisima. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1999. 64 pp. Notes: The text is
at the juvenile reading level and presents the mission from the perspectives of a priest, Chumash Indians at the
mission, and military officers.
Zarur, Elizabeth Netto Calil and Charles M. Lovell, eds. Art and Faith in Mexico: The Nineteenth Century Retablo
Tradition. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2001. 359 pp. Notes: A collection of essays on altar-pieces,
their symbolisms and artistic characteristics.
Zayaz-Bazan y Perdomo, Hector. "Las Misiones de Alta California: Estudio Geopolitico-Religioso." Anales
de la Academia de Geografia e Historia de Guatemala 59(1985): 225-253. Notes: An overview of the history of the
California missions including reasons for their demise. In Spanish.