Spanish Language Collections

Special Collections holds several extensive and diverse Mexican and Spanish language collections dating from 1554 to the 1950s, with the majority dating from the late 17th century through the mid-20th century. The collections include both original manuscripts and microfilm.


Microfilm of Honduran records includes six major sections of the Honduras National Archives, eleven Municipal Archives, two Judiciary Archives, a large portion of the Bishopric of Comayagua’s Archives, records from the Cathedral San Miguel at Tegucigalpa, and two collections from the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History.


Yucatán collections include 1,078 reels of microfilm of records from the Archivo de la Mitra, 1557-1931; Archivo Notarial, 1689-1900; Archivo General del Estado, 1683-1933; and the Hereroteca del Estado, 1821-1980.


Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) contains Special Collections' detailed guides compiled specifically to describe the arrangement and contents of a collection and to comment on its research potential.


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If you have questions about the Spanish Language Collections, please contact Special Collections reference at or phone (817) 272-3393.

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