Collected by Mexican historian Edmundo O’Gorman, this collection is focused on central Mexico and contains documents mostly dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. The digitized documents primarily concern the activities of the Catholic Church and religious orders, primarily the Franciscans and the Jesuits, and their the treatment of Indigenous and Black people during the colonial period.

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List of Available-Upon-Request Digitized Items
Date Range(s): 1570-1813
Country(ies): United States; Mexico
Course Subject(s): Borderland Studies; Digital Scholarship; Indigenous Studies; Latin American Studies; Literary Studies; Religious Studies; Women & Gender Studies; World Geography Studies; World History Studies
Topic(s): Catholic Church; Ritual; Economy; Labor; Architecture
Document Type(s): Testimonies; Correspondence; Church and Government Documents; Chronicles; Histories; Memoirs; Literature
Language(s): Spanish
Physical Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Edmundo O’Gorman Collection (Primary Sources)