Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Texas-Mexican Presbytery (PCUS) records, 1861-1954



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas-Mexican Presbytery (PCUS)
Title: Texas-Mexican Presbytery (PCUS) records
Dates: 1861-1954
Abstract Established by the Synod of Texas of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. in 1908, the Texas-Mexican Presbytery established Mexican-Presbyterian churches, placed ministers, disbursed support funds, and established two Mexican-Presbyterian educational institutions: The Texas Mexican Industrial Institute for Boys in 1912, and in 1924 the Presbyterian School for Mexican Girls. The Presbytery also established a Spanish speaking department at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. This collection consists of ten feet, nine inches of correspondence, reports, financial documentation, minute books, account books, diaries and printed matter; two feet of photographs and photographic slides; five audio recordings, eight 16 mm films, two VHS tapes, and one artifact (1861-1954) relating to the founding, organization, operation, and dissolution of the Texas-Mexican Presbytery of the Synod of Texas, particularly from 1946-1954.
Identification: 1994-190, 1996-052
Extent: Ten feet, nine inches of manuscript material, two feet of photographic material, eight 16mm films, five audio records, two VHS tapes, one DVD, and one artifact.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Administrative History

The Texas-Mexican Presbytery was established by the Synod of Texas of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. in 1908, based on the missionary work of Walter S. Scott and Robert D. Campbell. These men organized and aided in the development of Mexican Presbyterian churches and religious education programs in Texas, particularly in the southwest region. Scott was the first leader of the Presbytery, and when he left Campbell took over leadership. The Texas-Mexican Presbytery became the focus of home missionary work with Mexicans in Texas. G.W. Crofoot was appointed the first Superintendent of Mexican Work, and was succeeded in 1949 by E.A. Seddon, who held the position until the Presbytery’s dissolution in 1955.

The Texas-Mexican Presbytery established Mexican-Presbyterian churches, placed ministers, disbursed support funds, and established two Mexican-Presbyterian educational institutions: The Texas Mexican Industrial Institute for Boys in 1912, and in 1924 the Presbyterian School for Mexican Girls. The Presbytery also established a Spanish speaking department at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The Presbytery was responsible for financial support, through funds provided by the Synod of Texas as part of its home missionary work, of churches and ministers within the Presbytery because the congregations were often not wealthy enough to be self-supporting. Finances were a constant source of strain. The goal set forth for the churches in the Presbytery was to become self-supporting, at which point the churches would become part of their geographic Presbytery. When all churches became self-supporting and were absorbed into their geographic presbyteries by 1955, the Texas-Mexican Presbytery ceased to exist.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of ten feet, nine inches of correspondence, reports, financial documentation, minute books, account books, diaries and printed matter; two feet of photographs and photographic slides; five audio recordings, eight 16 mm films, two VHS tapes, and one artifact (1861-1954) relating to the founding, organization, operation, and dissolution of the Texas-Mexican Presbytery of the Synod of Texas, particularly from 1946-1954. The voluminous material is arranged in four sub-groups and twelve series. The sub-groups contain the papers of various leaders of the Presbytery, and the series are comprised of material relating more generally to the Presbytery, Synod and church. The bulk of the material dates from the last years of the Presbytery and documents the churches’ struggle, due to financial hardship or unwillingness to integrate, to merge into their geographic presbyteries.

The material in this collection seems largely to have been created and maintained by G.W. Crofoot and E.A.J. Seddon in the office of Superintendent of Mexican Work. Seddon and Crofoot’s correspondence with the leaders, congregants, and ministers of the Texas-Mexican Presbytery illuminate their peers’ and constituents’ esteem for and reliance on these men. Financial hardship is a major topic of discussion in the correspondence.

A series of tapes has been removed from this collection and is housed separately as the La Hora Presbiteriana Spanish Language Program Collection. Oversize photographs are housed separately in oversize storage drawers. Water damage has left portions of the collection illegible or difficult to read.

See series abstracts below for more detail.


Organization of Collection

RECORDS OF CHURCHES, 1944-1953
RECORDS OF MINISTERS / CHURCH WORKERS, 1946-1954
FINANCIAL, 1946-1953
PUBLICITY AND PUBLICATIONS, 1943-1953
SYNOD AND PRESBYTERY COMMITTEES, 1948-1953
CHURCHES AND CHURCH WORKERS, 1946-1950
PRESBYTERIAN INSTITUTIONS IN TEXAS, 1946-1953
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-WIDE PROGRAMS AND COMMITTEES, 1947-1953
GENERAL COUNCIL, 1950-1953
MEDIA, 1896-1953
GENERAL, 1939-1952
ARTIFACTS
SUB-GROUP: PAPERS OF WALTER S. SCOTT, 1861-1946
SUB-GROUP: PAPERS OF HENRY W. QUINIUS, JR., 1948-1954
SUB-GROUP: PAPERS OF E.A.J. SEDDON, 1942-1953
SUB-GROUP: PAPERS OF R.D. CAMPBELL, 1882-1927

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Usage Restrictions

Photographic slides, audio records, and 16mm film are restricted for preservation concerns.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Campbell, Robert Douglas, 1870-1955.
Crofoot, George W., 1928-2001.
Quinius, Henry W., Jr., 1919-2002.
Scott, Walter S., 1865-1937.
Seddon, E.A.J., 1910-2001.
Organizations
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.--Presbytery of Texas Mexican.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.--Synod of Texas.
Presbyterian School for Mexican Girls (Taft, Tex.).
Texas-Mexican Industrial Institute.
Subjects
Mexicans--Texas--Archives.
Presbyterian Church--Texas--Archives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas-Mexican Presbytery (PCUS) records, 1861-1954, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Alternate Form of Material:

The 16 mm films from this collection have been digitized by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI). An index to the films with links to streaming version on the TAMI website is available here:


Detailed Description of the Collection

Records of Churches, 1944-1953

Correspondence, financial documentation, reports and printed material document the activities and operation of the churches of the Texas-Mexican Presbytery.
Box
B147 Angleton, 1951-1953
Austin (El Buen Pastor), 1944-1953:
Correspondence
Insurance policies, church programs, invitations and announcements
Bay City, 1946-1953:
Correspondence
Monthly and general reports
Beeville, 1948-1953
Brownsville, 1949-1950
Corsicana, 1949-1953
Corpus Christi:
El Divino Salvador:
Rev. J. C. Palacio, 1948, 1953
Correspondence, 1948-1951
Budgets, 1949-1953
Church bulletins and orders of service, 1950-1951
Invitations,1951-1952
Printed material, [includes newsletter from FPC Corpus Christi], 1951-1952
Box
B148 Correspondence, 1952-1953
Council meeting notes, 1952-1953
Church bulletins and orders of service, 1952-1953
Programs of the Texas-Mexican Presbytery meeting at El Divino Salvador, 1952-1953
Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana:
Correspondence,1950-1953
Invitations and programs,1952-1953
Dallas (El Buen Pastor and El Divino Salvador):
Correspondence,1946-1953
Funeral notices, obituaries and biographical material,1951-1952
Del Rio:
Correspondence,1949-1953
Survey of Latin American work and bulletins,1951-1952
El Paso (El Paso Mexican Mission), 1946-1947
Falfurrias, 1949-1953
Fort Worth, 1946-1953
Galveston,1947-1953
Gonzales, 1949-1953
Harlingen:
Correspondence,1948-1953
Clippings and statistical information, 1952-1954
Houston:
Bonita Gardens,1953
First Mexican Presbyterian Church of Houston:
Correspondence,1949-1953
Historical report and bulletins, 1951
San Pablo Presbyterian Church, 1951-1953
Kingsville:
Correspondence,1946-1953
Women of the church, 1951-1952
Box
B149 Laredo:
Correspondence,1945-1951
Bulletins, 1951-1953
Printed material, 1953, undated
Lockhart:
NEXO, newsletter for Mexican Presbyterians in Lockhart and Gonzalez, 1949-1950
Correspondence,1949-1952
Financial and administrative notes, 1949, undated
Martindale, 1946-1947
Mercedes:
Correspondence,1949-1953
Reports and notes,1952, undated
New Braunfels:
Correspondence,1949-1953
Reports and invitations,1949-1952
New Gulf, 1949-1953
Palacios:
Correspondence,1949-1951
Correspondence,1952-1953
Reports and worship bulletins, 1950-1953
Robstown, [inc. Luisa Rodriguez], 1951-1952
San Antonio:
Bethel Presbyterian Church:
Correspondence,1949-1954
Surveys, bulletins, invitations and programs,1952-1954
Central Presbyterian Church,1949-1953
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1948-1953
Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana de San Antonio:
Correspondence,1949-1953
General,1950-1953
San Benito:
1949- 1953
1951-1952
Box
B150 San Marcos, 1949-1953
Sinton, 1951-1953
Taft, 1948-1953
Taylor,1949-1953
Victoria:
Correspondence,1949-1950
Correspondence,1950-1951
Correspondence,1951-1952
Correspondence,1953
Bulletins,1951-1953
Waco, 1948-1953
Wharton,1949-1953
Iglesia Nacional Presbyteriana, 1952



Records of Ministers / Church Workers, 1946-1954

Primarily correspondence, this series documents the activities of ministers, leaders, and lay-workers within the Texas-Mexican Presbytery.
Box
B150 Acevedo, C. C., 1946-1948
Armendariz, G. M., 1948-1954
Armendariz, Ruben, 1946-1954
Bello, E. Z., 1946-1948
Campbell, R.D., 1946-1954
Cantu, J. S., 1946-1948
Castaneda, E. P., 1946-1954
Cavazos, J. G., 1946-1954
Crofoot, G. W.:
1946
1947
Box
B164 1948
1948-1954
1950-1953
Curti, Josafat, 1948
Dean, E. A.:
1947-1949
1951-1953
1953
1954
Delgado, Pablo, 1949
Fernandez, Alberto, 1946
Fernandez, Beatrice, 1947-1953
Fernandez, Robert, 1953
Franco, J. C., 1946-1948
Gallaher, Thomas B., 1946-1948
Garcia, M.G., 1946-1948
Garza, P. G., 1953-1954
Gonzales, Eliza, 1951-1952
Granados, Cruz, 1946-1950
Guerrero, C. S., 1947-1954
Guerrero, J. L.,1946-1948
Gutierrez, Ben, 1950
Hernandez, Daniel, 1948
Hernandez, J. A., 1946-1948
Hernandez, L. C.:
1946-1948
1949-1950
1951-1953
Jones, T. E.:
1954
Box
B157 Lang, C. H.,1947-1953
Lapsley, S. B., 1946-1948
Long, Flynn, 1953-1954
Luna, Alberto, 1946-1954
McLane, Brooks, 1951-1954
McMillan, Homer, 1946-1948
Maldonado, I., 1946-1948
Martinez, J. F.:
1946-1948
1949-1954
Olivares, I. O.:
1946-1954
1953-1954
Palacio, Juan, G., 1947-1948
Pimentel, E. M., 1947-1954
Pritchard, Claude, H., 1946-1954
Box
B158 Quinius, Henry W., Jr.:
1951-1953
1954
Ramirez, S. G.,1946-1948
Rodriguez, E. S., 1946-1947
Rojas, J. F., 1946-1953
Rugerio, F. P., 1946-1951
Strickler, G. B., 1947-1949
Tijerina, G. Saul,1951
Valenzuela, G. M.,1946-1954
Van Dyke, Paul S.,1947-1951
Vasquez, E.,1951-1952
Vera, D. G., 1946-1954
Walls, G. A., 1946-1952
Warnshuis, Paul L., 1951
Westrup, Laubert, 1948
Unidentified,1950-1953



Financial,1946-1953

Correspondence, financial reports and forms, receipts, printed material, and certificates reflect the financial situation of the Texas-Mexican Presbytery. Much of the financial tension the presbytery endured is revealed in the correspondence.
Box
B158 Financial correspondence, 1947-1948
Appropriations – Requisitions, 1946-1947
Financial worksheets, 1946-1953:
Pay data sheets for workers, undated
Form “A”--Annual report and application:
1947-1948
1948-1949
1951-1952
1952-1953
1953
Form “B”—Information for Assembly’s Home Mission Council/Division of Home Missions:
1946-1948
1953
Salary schedule, 1947-1948
Salary/Appropriation formula:
1951-1952
1952-1953
Box
B151 Salary Distribution, 1950-1953
Payroll, Monthly, Presbytery of Texas-Mexican:
1947-1948
1951-1952
1952-1953
Budget—Correspondence:
1951-1952
1952-1953
Budget Reports, 1951-1952
Minutes—Budget Sheets—Latin American Division, 1951-1953
Budget, Synod of Texas, 1952-1953
Expenses:
Expense account statements,1949-1950
Invoices and receipts, 1949-1950
Expense account statements, 1950-1951
Invoices and receipts,1951-1952
Expense account statements,1952-1953
Invoices and receipts,1952-1953
Minister’s Annuity Fund:
Correspondence:
1947, 1949
1950-1951
1951-1952
Certificates of membership, 1949
Informational cards,1949
Pamphlet, 1949
Life insurance materials,undated
Statement of 2 ½ % and 7 ½ % dues:
1950
1951
1953
Certificate list, 1951
Board of Annuities and Relief :
Correspondence, 1952-1953
Printed material, 1952
Salaries:
Correspondence, 1948-1951
Box
B161 Payroll statements:
1949-1950
1950-1951
Financial reports, 1949-1950
Salary schedules, 1950-1951
Salary appropriation formula, 1949
Population estimates/salary appropriation formula, 1953
Form “A”—Annual Report and Application, 1949
Application for Aid,1953



Publicity and Publications,1943-1953

Printed material, published material and correspondence document the Texas-Mexican Presbytery’s publications and plans for publications for general purposes, publicity outside the presbytery, and as a resource for Mexican home missionary work.
Box
B161 El Presbitexano:
Correspondence,1950-1951
Correspondence and material for publication,1952
El Presbitexano [published issues]:
1949-1950
1951
1952
Flying Chips:
Material for publication:
1947
undated
Draft of Flying Chips, undated
Flying Chips, [published version], undated
Filmstrip scripts, undated
El Observador, 1953
Mailing lists,1950-1953
Mimeograph work, 1949-1953
Film -- “Latin American Presbyterianism in Texas:”
Creation of motion picture—Correspondence, 1946-1947
Box
B152 Scenes arranged for shooting, 1946
Synodical/Presbyterial Newsletters, 1949-1953
Presbyterian Program of Progress, 1949-1950
Church program promotion:
General,1952
Correspondence—Foundation of El Presbitexano,1952
Description of photographs of Latin American work,1951
Slide scripts, undated
Printed material, 1947, undated
Publicity:
Publications:
1943, 1947
ALFA1946, 1950
Nuestro Boletin, 1946-1948
“Texas Presbyterian”—Correspondence, 1952-1953
May 1947 Observance of Emphasis on Latin American Work, 1947
Radio,1947-1948



Synod and Presbytery Committees,1948-1953

Minutes, correspondence, legal and financial documentation, reports, handwritten notes, manuals, and rules of operation of committees of the Synod of Texas and Texas-Mexican Presbytery. Committees bulk around mission work and church extension. Not all committees are explicitly related to the Texas-Mexican Presbytery.
Box
B152 Synod of Texas, General,1952
Synod Council—Reports,1950-1951
Synod Council,1951
Synod Council, 1952
Synod Council, 1952-1953
Synod’s Office, E.A. Dean, Secretary-Treasurer, 1946-1949
Synod’s Institutions and Committees—Reports, 1948-1949
Synod Standing Rules and Manual of Operation, 1950-1953
Box
B162 Committee on Home Missions, Synod:
1948-1949
1949-1950
Committee of Home Missions:
1949-1950
1951-1952
Mission Committee of Presbytery, 1948-1950
Libro de Gobierno, 1953, undated
Education Committee of Tex-Mex Presbytery, 1952-1953
Commission of Ministerial Activities—Tex-Mex Presbytery,1949-1953
Committee on Evangelism—Synod, 1949-1950
Religious Education Committee—Tex-Mex Presbytery:
1949-1950
1950-1951
Synod’s Executive Committee on Church Extension:
1950
1953
Board of Church Extension—Town and Country—Tex-Mex Presbytery:
1950-1953
1951-1953
1953
Box
B165 Stewardship:
Per Capita Giving—Synod, 1951-1952
Printed material—Synod,1950-1952
Synod’s Stewardship Committee:
1948-1949
1948-1950
1949-1951
Comitede de Mayordomia—Tex-Mex Presbytery:
1950
1951-1952
Synod’s Home Missions Committee, 1946-1948
Synod’s Home Missions—Latin American Division, 1953
Synod’s Home Missions—Requisitions, 1947-1948
Synod’s Home Missions—Mission Churches, 1952-1953
Synod of Texas—Mission Churches Department,1951-1953
Presbytery’s Home Mission Committee,1947-1949
Box
C009 Minutes—Texas-Mexican Presbytery:
1908-1918
Box
C010 1918-1936
1937-1952
Box
C011 1953
Box
B165 1953



Churches and Church Workers, 1946-1950

Lists, reports, legal documentation, architectural drawings, and correspondence record biographical information regarding church workers and structural information regarding church buildings.
Box
B159 List of birthdays and weddings of Tex-Mex Presbytery workers, undated
List of birthdays and weddings of families of Tex-Mex Presbytery workers, undated
Annual report of workers:
Acevedo-Hernandez, 1946
De Lugo-Valenzuela, 1946
Church and Manses—Floor plans, needs, 1950
Church architecture, 1947-1948
Families of Church Workers—Report sheets, 1950
Prospective workers, 1947
Donation Contracts for Mexican Churches, 1952



Presbyterian Institutions in Texas, 1946-1953

Correspondence, minutes, and printed material document the organization, operation, and use of Presbyterian organizations in Texas. The Tex-Mex Industrial Institute, APTS Spanish Speaking Department and the Presbyterian Mexican School for Girls were operated by the presbytery, and Mo Ranch was used for religious and educational conferences.
Box
B159 Presbyterian Mo Ranch Assembly—Summer Conferences,1948-1949
Tex-Mex Industrial Institute; Kingsville, TX:
Board of Trustees, 1947-1949
General, 1946-1950
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Spanish Speaking Department, 1947-1948
Mo Ranch and Montreat—Conferences, 1949-1950
Mo Ranch Campaign, 1949-1952
Presbyterian Mexican School for Girls, Taft, TX, 1946-1953



Presbyterian Church-wide Programs and Committees,1947-1953

Correspondence, minutes, legal documents and printed material detail the operations of the Presbyterian Church. Programs and committees are often, but not always, explicitly related to the Texas-Mexican Presbytery, and reflect the presbytery’s position within the church at large.
Box
B159 Presbyterian Negro Work Campaign:
1952-1953
1953
Commission on Child Placement, 1953
Women of the Church, 1951-1953
Women of the Church—Correspondence—“A Personal Study of the Holy Spirit,” 1952
Youth fellowship, 1951
Women’s Auxiliary Birthday Offering Request 1950,1947-1948
Boy Scouts, 1949
Committee on Negro Work, 1949-1950
Box
B163 Kindergartens—Correspondence, 1953
Men of the Church, 1951-1953
Interdenominational Council on Spanish Speaking Work in USA—Annual meeting, 1948
Interdenominational Council on Spanish Speaking Work in USA, 1950-1952
Christian Education, 1950
International Council on Spanish Speaking Work:
1952
1953
Board of Church Extension:
1950
1951
1952-1953
1953
Board’s Annual Report and Presbyterian Survey—Correspondence, 1953
Printed material, 1951-1953
Board of World Missions:
Missionary Letters—Latin America, 1951-1952
Box
B166 Missionary Letters—Africa, 1951
Organizational Correspondence, 1952-1953
Papers and Reports, undated
Committee on Home Missions—Assembly:
1949-1950
Grant contracts, 1949
Assembly’s Home Mission Council—Minutes, 1947-1948



General Council, PCUS,1950-1953

This series comprised of correspondence, reports and printed material created by the General Council of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. contains statistical reports reflecting size and financial condition of the churches within each synod.
Box
B166 Correspondence, 1950-1953
Reports,1950-1953
Annual Reports, 1950-1952
Printed Material, 1950-1953



Media,1896-1953

The audio records, 16mm film, VHS, DVD, photographic slides and photographs in this series were created to record and promote the Texas-Mexican Presbytery. Discussion of films and slides can be found in the Publicity and Publications series. The two VHS tapes and the DVD are preservation and access copies made from the 16mm film. Further information about the photographic slides and photographs, including handwritten inventories, can be found in the holding record. A handwritten index of people and places in the film is also available in the holding record. Access to slides, records, and film is restricted.
Box
C015 Five audio records
Box
B172-B177 Eight 16mm films (see index in holding record)
Note: These films are available online through the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. To view, search for “presbytery” from the video library page: http://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php/Main_Page.
Box
C016 Two VHS cassettes [access copies of 16mm films listed above]
Box
D019a One DVD [access copy of 16mm films listed above]
Box
C003 Photographic prints of slides:
Port Aransas, TX (3)
Atlanta, GA (2)
Austin, TX (20)
Bay City, TX (10)
Beeville, TX (11)
Cameron, TX (1)
Corpus Christi, TX (13)
Corsicana, TX (21)
Dallas, TX (11)
Del Rio, TX (5)
Durant, OK (5)
Falfurrias, TX (5)
Ft. Worth, TX (10)
Galveston, TX (7)
Gonzales, TX (4)
Harlingen, TX (12)
Houston, TX (10)
Hunt, TX (7)
Kerrville, TX (11)
Kingsville, TX (6)
Laredo, TX (18)
Lockhart, TX (3)
Mercedes, TX (12)
Montreat, NC (2)
New Braunfels, TX (2)
Newgulf, TX (7)
San Antonio, TX (21)
San Benito, TX (29)
San Marcos, TX (31)
Sherman, TX (4)
Taft, TX (11)
Taylor, TX (6)
Tuscaloosa, AL (5)
Victoria, TX (14)
Waco, TX (5)
Waxahachie, TX (6)
Wharton, TX (5)
Unidentified location (2)
Box
B178 Slides:
Binder 1—Port Aransas, TX-Harlingen, TX
Box
C001 Binder 2—Houson, TX-San Benito, TX
Box
C002 Binder 3—San Marcos, TX-Wharton, TX, unidentified location, duplicates, slides without photographic prints
Box
C004 Photographs:
Alice, TX 1946
Angleton, TX, 1935, 1951, 1953
Austin, TX—R.K. Smoot, undated
Austin, TX—Iglesia Presbiteriana, El Buen Pastor, 1936-1951
Austin, TX—Duplicates, 1947
Austin, TX—APTS, 1947
Austin, TX—Home and Office of Secretary of Latin American Work, 1951
Austin, TX—Latin American Methodist Manse
Bay City, TX,1935-1936, 1953
Beeville, TX, 1953, undated
Cameron, TX,undated
Corpus Christi, TX, 1949-1952
Corpus Christi, TX, 1924, 1947
Corsicana, TX, 1928-1951
Coyoacan, Mex., 1905, undated
Box
C005 Dallas, TX—Mexican Presbyterian (Divino Salvador), Buen Pastor,1952, undated
Del Rio, TX, undated
Del Rio, TX, 1937, undated
Ft. Worth, TX,1943, 1947, undated
Galveston, TX, 1953, undated
Goliad, TX,undated
Gonzales, TX,1936, 1951-1952
Gulf, TX, 1937-1938
Harlingen, TX, 1950-1953
Houston, TX—Bonita Gardens (El Divino Redentor), 1949, 1953
Houston, TX,1942, 1953
Houston, TX,1930, 1953
Hunt, TX—Mo Ranch, 1950
Karnes City, TX,undated
Kerrville, TX—Westminster, 1947
Kerrville, TX (duplicate),1947
Kingsville, TX,1937, 1953, undated
Kingsville, TX, 1937, 1950
Laredo, TX, 1951, 1953
Livingston, TX—Town and Country Institute, 1953
Lockhart, TX, undated
Box
C006 Mackey, McAllen, Martindale, Matagorda, TX, 1896, 1916, 1935, undated
Mercedes, TX, 1929, 1950-1953
New Braunfels, TX, 1951, undated
Newgulf, TX, 1951
Palacios, TX, 1935-1937, 1951-1953
Reedville, TX—Reedville Mexican Presbyterian Church, undated
Robston, TX, 1950, undated
Sabinal, TX,1907, undated
San Antonio, TX—Bethel,undated
San Antonio, TX—Emmanuel, undated
San Antonio, TX—T. del Valle, 1896
San Antonio, TX—First Presbyterian Church, undated
San Antonio, TX—First Mexican (Central),1908, 1952-1953
San Benito, TX,1920, 1946, 1952-1953
San Marcos, TX, 1905, 1949-1950, undated
Sinton, TX, 1950
Box
C007 Taft, TX,1948, undated
Taft, TX—Presbyterian School for Mexican Girls,1936, 1946, 1951
Taylor, TX, 1928, 1931, 1947, 1953
Uvalde, TX, undated
Victoria, TX, 1950-1951
Waco, TX,1916, 1930, 1950-1953
Welasco, TX, 1950
Wharton, TX,undated
Zacatecas, Mex., undated
Portraits,undated
Stewardship Institutes,undated
Unidentified, undated
Box
C008 20 envelopes of negatives, listed by city or event:
Angleton, Austin, Bay City, Beeville, Cameron, Corpus Christi (First & Divino Salvador), Corsicana, Dallas (Divino Salvador, El Buen Pastor), Del Rio, Falfurrias, Fort Worth, Galveston, Gonzales, Harlingen, Houston, and Conventions (2 envelopes) and VCs Institutes



General,1939-1952

Correspondence, printed material, and creative works record general church activities, including the Presbyterian (USA) approach to Mexican home mission work.
Box
B166 Printed material and correspondence—Presbyterian Book Store; bulletin supplement, 1952-1953
Box
B156 Latin-American Presbyterian Orphans—Correspondence, 1946
Scholarships for Latin-American Students,1950-1951
Evangelism—Escuela De La Iglesia,undated
General Material,1950-1951, undated
Creating Church Histories—Printed Material,1939, 1949
Informes, Acuerdos, 1949
Informes, comites Presbiterio, 1949
Presbyterian (USA):
The Bulletin:
1950-1951
1951
1952
Brisas Misioneras,1950-1952
Leccion Biblica Dominical, 1950-1951
Printed material, 1951-1952
Blank forms, undated
Study in the Epistle of James, 1951
Study of the Holy Spirit, undated



Artifacts

Box
C014 Official Seal of the Texas-Mexican Presbytery



Sub-Group: Papers of Walter S. Scott, 1861-1946

Voluminous diaries, account books , ledgers, correspondence, scrapbook, notes, minutes, lists and published material created and maintained by Texas-Mexican Presbytery founder Walter S. Scott contains a rich history of the presbytery’s origins. Of particular note is the correspondence, which details the early steps toward formation of a presbytery for Mexicans in Texas.
Box
B167 Diaries (21):
1895-1898
1899, 1903
1904, 1908
1910, 1912
1913-1914
1918-1919
1920
1922
1923, 1926
1927-1928
Box
B168 1930-1931
1892-1910
Box
B170 Formation of Tex-Mex Presbytery:
Mission work,1884-1924
Correspondence,1908-1914
Lists of members:
Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana de Corsicana, TX,1926-1935
Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana de Crawford, TX, 1928
Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana de Grandview, TX,1923-1925
Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana de Reagan, TX,1926-1930
Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana de Rosebud, TX, 1923
Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana de Waco, TX,1918-1934
Lists of Baptisms and Infants:
Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana de Reagan, TX,1926
Iglesia Betel, Ladonia, TX,1904-1925
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B169 Account books (5):
1901-1905
1906-1908
1907-1910, 1916-1918
1918-1930
Box
B168 Inspector de Hacienda, Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana,1927-1928
Loose account book material:
undated
1919-1928
1920-1922
1922-1924
1922-1925
Ledgers:
Mexican Presbyterian Churches,1905-1911
Office of Treasurer of Mexican Presbyterian Church, Waco, TX,1934-1935
Notes and notebooks:
Presbytery notebook, ca. 1910s
Brief Biographies of Elders and Deacons of Presbyterian Church, ca. 1914
Handwritten notes—Mexican Presbyterian Church, 1924, 1933, undated
“Apuntes Históricos del Presbiterianismo en México,” [“Historical Notes on Presbyterianism in Mexico,” includes clippings], ca. 1930s
Box
B171 Scrapbooks—Mexican Work in Texas:
1896-1908
[Includes photograph of Rev. John W. Niel of FPC San Antonio], 1889-1903
Address books:
(2),undated
“Believers”—Points of Preaching Advance Field, 1924
Printed Material:
“Colton’s Map of Mexico,”1861
El Obrero Cristano, 1924
Mexican mission work—Newspaper and periodical clippings,1898-1933
Programs and invitations,1902-1911
El Eco, [WS Scott Memorial edition], 1937
Box
C012 Sessional Minutes:
La Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana de Crawford, TX, 1928-1935
La Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana de Reagan, TX,1926-1930
La Iglesia Betel, Ladonia, TX, 1919-1927
El Divino Salvador, Calvert, TX, 1921-1929
Box
C013 Mexican Presbyterian Church of Cameron, TX, 1935
Iglesia Presbiteriana de Rosebud, TX, 1921-1929
La Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana de Wichita Falls, TX, 1920-1926
La Iglesia Mexicana Presbiteriana de Bay City, TX, 1916-1946



Sub-Group: Papers of Henry W. Quinius, Jr.,1948-1954

Correspondence, financial documentation, and minutes created and maintained by Henry W. Quinius, Jr., record the activities of the Synod’s Committee on Latin American Work during the Synod’s push for the Texas-Mexican Presbytery to integrate.
Box
B146 Synod’s Committee on Latin American Work:
1948, 1953
1953-1954
Correspondence,1951-1952
Financial,1953-1954
Synod’s Committee on Latin American Work/Church Extension:
1952
1952-1953
1953
Latin American Division—Minutes, meeting notes and materials, 1952-1954
Tex-Mex Industrial Institute and School for Mexican Girls Board of Trustees Minutes, 1953
Survey Forms and Correspondence, 1949
“La Hora Presbiteriana” Fliers,undated



Sub-Group: Papers of E.A.J. Seddon,1942-1953

Correspondence, printed material, and account books illuminates the involvement of Superintendent of Mexican Work E.A.J. Seddon with Mexican home mission work.
Box
B146 Correspondence, 1942-1949
Correspondence, 1949-1950
Box
B160 Correspondence, 1949
Correspondence, 1950
Correspondence, 1951
Correspondence, 1952
Correspondence, 1953
Administration of Latin American mission work—Notebook, 1946-1950
Financial account books, 1949-1950
Printed Material:
1946-1952
Religious Education, 1953, undated



Sub-Group: Papers of R.D. Campbell, 1882-1927

Correspondence, minutes, and general material created and maintained by Texas-Mexican Presbytery founder R.D. Campbell contains mostly personal documents, and very little information regarding the presbytery.
Box
B160 Correspondence, 1927
Presbytery Minutes, 1915-1918
Family documents,1882, 1886, undated
Sketches, addresses, printed material, certificate, handwritten list, 1911-1916