A collection of microfilmed documents relating to the history of the Order of Saint
Francis in the New World, including the exploration, settlement, and colonization of Mexico, Central, and South
America, the Caribbean, and the United States.
The Franciscan Order is the common term for the Order of Friars Minor; the Order of Friars Minor, Capuchin; the
Order of Friars Minor, Conventual; the Third Order Regular of St. Francis; and a number of other related
communities of men or women. Originally founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1209, the Order is mendicant
(dependent on charity for their livelihood), apostolic, and contemplative.
Number of containers: 20 cartons
Linear feet: 25
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Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: Much of the film is unspooled or in such poor
condition that conservation measures may be needed prior to patron access. Inquiries concerning these
materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.