Vargas Project Records, 1642-1999
The collection is divided into three series. Project files contain correspondence, notes, research material, draft manuscripts, citations and records of office operations. The original filing system and file titles have been maintained. Archival documents include photocopies of colonial documents with corresponding control cards, transcriptions, translations and research notes. Many of these documents are from archives in Spain, Mexico and the United States and are difficult or impossible to access. These archives include Archivo General de Notarías del Distrito Federal (Mexico City), Archivo Histórico de Protocolos (Madrid), Archivo del Marqués de la Nava de Barcinas (Madrid), Archivo de Rafael Gasset Dorado (Madrid), Archivo General del Ministerio de Justicia (Spain), Archivo de Notarías de Torrelaguna (Spain), Archivo Histórico de Parral (Chihuahua), and Ritch Collection (Huntington Library, CA). The photocopied documents and transcriptions/translations from these archives are not only valuable in relation to this project, but could offer additional historical information for researchers of the period. Archives research material includes loose transcriptions, bibliographies, document lists and notes, archival resource guides and indexes, hard to find academic journal articles and genealogies.