1671-1958Origination : Texas Knights of Columbus Historical Commission
Catholic Archives of Texas, St. Edward's University, Austin.
Filmed in about 1972.
Texas Knights of Columbus Historical Commission Records (TKC), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Minutes (1929-1948), preliminary studies (1928-1940), reports (1926-1928), and correspondence (1941-1946) of the Texas Knights of Columbus Historical Commission; and photostats of typewritten transcripts documenting the history of Hispanic America (1671-1885).
Microfilm contains records of the Texas Knights of Columbus Historical Commission (1924-1958) including correspondence, newspaper clippings, typewritten and printed articles, minutes, and contracts for research projects; and personal papers of Paul Foik, including correspondence, biographical information, and papers concerning his citizenship.
With material on the Texas Centennial Exhibition of 1936, Catholics in Texas and the Southwest, the Irish in Texas, American Indians, anti-Catholic political parties, the Francis B. Steck controversy, and routine Commission business.
Correspondents include Carlos Castaneda, Bishop M.S. Garriga, Walter Prescott Webb, Monsignor Joseph G. O'Donohoe, the National Catholic Welfare Conference, Catholic Daughters of America, National Council of Catholic Women, and the Staatsverband societies.
Paul J. Foik, CSC, served as chairman of the commission from 1924 until his death in 1941; James P. Gibbons, CSC, served as chairman from 1941 to 1958.