The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 273
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ciation, he was the indefatigable sponsor and producer of a large
amount of work in Latin American and Texas history.
Dr. Castafieda was born in Camargo, Mexico, on November
11, 1896, and came to Texas in 19o8. After graduating from the ,
Brownsville High School in 1916, he attended the University of
Texas and received the B.A. degree in 1921, the M.A. degree in
1923, and the Ph.D. degree in 1932. He began his professional
career as a teacher in the public schools of Beaumont (1921)
and San Antonio (1922-1923), after which he became an asso-
ciate professor of Spanish at William and Mary College (1923-
1927) . In 1927 he returned to the University of Texas to become
librarian of the Latin American Collection (1927-1946), asso-
ciate professor of history (1936-1946), and professor of Latin
American history (1946-1958). After returning to the University
of Texas, he was also invited to teach at various times at the Uni-
versity of New Mexico, the University of Mexico, Our Lady of
the Lake College, and the Catholic University of America.
Classroom, religious, and civic functions were all vital facets
of Dr. Castafieda's dynamic career. In addition, however, he
produced a prodigious bibliography of scholarly historical writ-
ings that includes some seventy-eight articles and the following
(With Frederick C. Chabot), Early Texas Album: Fifty Illustra-
tions with Notes. Austin (Privately printed), 1929.
(ed.), Excerpts from the Memorias for the History of Texas ...
of Fray Agustin Morfi. Translated and annotated by Fred-
erick C. Chabot. San Antonio (Naylor Company), 1932.
(ed.), La Guerra de Reforma Segun el archivo del General
Manuel Doblado, z857-z86o. Vol. III of Nuevos documentos
ineditos o muy raros para la historia de Mexico. San Antonio
(Casa Editorial Lozano), 1930.
(With Jack Autrey Dabbs), Guide to the Latin American Manu-
scripts in the University of Texas Library. Cambridge (Har-
vard University Press), 1930.
(With Samuel Guy Inman), A History of Latin America for
Schools. New York (Macmillan Company), 1944.
(With E. C. Delaney), The Lands of Middle America. New York
(Macmillan Company), 1948.
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