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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Carlos Eduardo Castañeda Papers, 1916-1953, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Castañeda, Carlos E., 1896-1958
Title: Castañeda, Carlos Eduardo, Papers
Dates: 1916-1953, undated
Abstract: Carlos Eduardo Castañeda (1896-1958) was librarian of the Genaro Garcia Collection, now known as the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin. The papers include correspondence, literary productions, and a speech of Castañeda, along with catalog cards for Texas maps and industry and government documents.
Accession No.: 92-145; 2012-152
OCLC No.: 71016690
Extent: 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English. and Spanish
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Carlos Eduardo Castañeda (1896-1958) was born in Ciudad Carmargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, on November 11, 1896. He moved to Brownsville, texas with his family at a young age. Castañeda enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin in 1917 with a major in engineering. There he took a part-time job working for Dr. Eugene C. Barker in the History Department. This work with Dr. Barker led Castañeda to discover history and to change his major. He graduated with an A.B. in history in 1921 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation he taught in the public schools of Beaumont and San Antonio before returning to the University of Texas at Austin to work on his M.A., which he completed in 1923. His master's thesis was titled "A Report on the Spanish Archives in San Antonio, Texas". After a stint as an associate professor of Spanish at the College of William and Mary, Castañeda returned to UT and was named librarian of the Genaro Garcia Collection, now known as the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, in 1927. Castañeda was integral in building the Benson into a world-class collection. He earned his Ph.D. from UT in 1932 and served as an associate professor of history from 1939 to 1946 and a professor of Latin American history from 1946 until his death in 1958.

The Perry-Castañeda Library on the University of Texas at Austin campus is named for Dr. Castañeda and Ervin S. Perry, the first African American to be appointed to the academic rank of professor at the University.

Source:

"Carlos Eduardo Castañeda" on the History of the Perry-Castañeda Library website

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Scope and Contents

The Carlos Eduardo Castañeda Papers, 1916-1953, undated, include correspondence, working files, literary productions, and addresses delivered by Castañeda in his roles as historian and Latin American librarian at UT. The papers also pertain to Castañeda's duties as Acting Regional Director and Assistant to the Chairman, President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice, Office for Emergency Management, Executive Office of the President, from 1943 to 1945. Other materials include catalog cards for Texas maps from 1519 to 1835, government circulars relating to homesteading and vacant public lands, documents pertaining to the Mexican petroleum industry, and the 1921 Session Laws of Arizona.

Statements by, and a Senate Concurrent Resolution in honor of Castañeda document his work to eradicate discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, or ancestry in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Castañeda, Carlos E., 1896-1958
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Library. Latin American Collection
Phi Beta Kappa
Subjects
Latin American literature.
Discrimination
Petroleum industry and trade--Mexico.
Academic libraries
Catholic Church.
Places
Texas
Arizona
Mexico

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Related Material

See also Spanish Materials from Various Sources Collection.

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Separated Material

Documents for the Early History of Coahuila and Texas and the Approaches Thereto, 1600-1843, collected by Castañeda, can be found in the Spanish Materials from Various Sources Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carlos Eduardo Castañeda Papers, 1916-1953, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 1992, 1993.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, March 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/A101 "The Fight for Democracy" by Carlos E. Castañeda - address delivered at the San Jacinto Battlefield, April 21, 1943
News clipping from a San Antonio newspaper about an appearance and discussion by Castañeda at the annual Phi Beta Kappa Society of San Antonio meeting, 1942
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2Q460 "The Corregidor in Spanish Colonial Administration" by C. E. Castañeda, undated
Correspondence and working files
Latin American Library, 1928
President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice, 1943-1945
Statement of Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda, special assistant on Latin-American problems to the Chairman of the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice, before the Senate Committee on Labor and Education in the Hearings held September 8, 1944, on S Bill 2048, to prohibit discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, or ancestry, 1944
Senate Concurrent Resolution in honor of Castañeda, March 1953
"The Hope of Free Men" by Carlos E. Castañeda -address delivered in San Antonio for Pan American Day before the joint meeting of the Pan American Round Table and the Army Civilian Club, April 14, 1941
Notes/citations by Castañeda on Our Catholic Heritage in Texas, Von Boeckmann-Jones Co., Austin, Texas, 1938, Vol. III, undated
"The Castañeda Collection of Documents for the History of Texas", undated
"Earliest Catholic Activities in Texas" by Carlos E. Castañeda, Latin American Librarian, University of Texas, undated
"The First American Play" by Carlos E. Castañeda, Latin American Librarian, University of Texas, undated
Government circulars relating to homesteading and vacant public lands, 1916-1925
Documents related to the Mexican petroleum industry since 1918, undated
Session Laws of Arizona, 1921
250+ catalog cards for Texas maps, 1519-1835

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