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timeline of the bexar archives

1718
The earliest Spanish colonial-era & Mexican Republic-era documents of the colonial frontier Provincia de Tejas in New Spain are recorded with its capital first at Los Adaes.
1737
Second capital in San Antonio de Béxar is established.
1737
Mexico gains independence.
1737
Texas emerges as a Federalist Republic and is part of the State of Coahuila y Texas.
1737
Texas separates from Mexico in the wake of the Texas Revolution.
1737
The Bexar Archives are broken in two when the then County Clerk, Frank Newton, obtained an “aye” vote from Commissioner’s Court to have them shipped to the University of Texas in Austin Library.
1737
The University of Texas sends bound copies of translations to the Bexar County Spanish Archives.
1737
Bexar County Spanish Archives obtain a complete set of microfilm images of the materials sent to Austin.
1900s
Bexar County Spanish Archives digitally image the microfilm images of the materials sent to Austin.

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