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Finding Aid to the Academy of American Franciscan History Microfilm Collection, 1526-1972, bulk 1700-1800
BANC MSS 2005/262  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Academy of American Franciscan History microfilm collection
    Date (inclusive): 1526-1972,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1700-1800
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2005/262
    Creators : Academy of American Franciscan History
    Extent: Number of containers: 20 cartons Linear feet: 25
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: A collection of microfilmed documents relating to the history of the Order of Saint Francis in the New World, including the exploration, settlement, and colonization of Mexico, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: Much of the film is unspooled or in such poor condition that conservation measures may be needed prior to patron access. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Academy of American Franciscan History Microfilm Collection, BANC MSS 2005/262, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    Documents relating to the Franciscan order in Mexico, 1688-1707, BANC MSS M-M 427
    Papeles Franciscanos. ms., Primera serie :1562-1810, BANC MSS M-M 191 and 192

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Christianity and culture--Latin America--History
    Missions--Latin America--History
    Latin America--Church history
    Franciscans

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Academy of American Franciscan History Microfilm Collection was loaned to The Bancroft Library from the Academy of American Franciscan History, Inc. on February 23, 2005.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the container level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Lincoln Cushing in 2006.

    Organizational History

    The Franciscan Order is the common term for the Order of Friars Minor; the Order of Friars Minor, Capuchin; the Order of Friars Minor, Conventual; the Third Order Regular of St. Francis; and a number of other related communities of men or women. Originally founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1209, the Order is mendicant (dependent on charity for their livelihood), apostolic, and contemplative.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A collection of microfilmed documents relating to the history of the Order of Saint Francis in the New World, including the exploration, settlement, and colonization of Mexico, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Almost all of the materials are copies of documents held in libraries and archives in Spain, Italy, and the Americas. In addition to records detailing Franciscan missions, policies, and practices, the collection includes letters and diaries of explorers and missionaries, regional histories, and two-way dictionaries of Spanish and indigenous languages. Authors include Caetano Baluffi, Fray Juan Crespi, Marion Habig, Fr. Mathias Keimen, Jay Frederick Lehnhertz, Fr. Junipero Serra, and Fr. Pedro Tomás Torrubia.