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educator , historian

Jesús Francisco de la Teja, Cuban, American historian, educator. Recipient Presidio La Bahia award, 1995, book citation San Antonio Conservation Society, 1996, Carlos E Castañeda Service award Texas Catholic History Society, 1997; fellow University Texas, 1981-1982, 84-85; grantee John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 1991-1992, Sons Republic of Texas, 1992.


Teja, Jesús Francisco de la was born on July 17, 1956 in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Came to the United States, 1963.


Bachelor in Political Science, Seton Hall University, 1979. Master of Arts in Latin American History, Seton Hall University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Colonial Latin American History, University Texas, 1988.


Graduate assistant history department, Seton Hall U., 1979-1981;research assistant, University Texas, Austin, 1982-1984;adjunct instructor, Austin Community College, 1988-1990;assistant archivist, Texas General Land Office, Austin, 1985-1989;archivist, Texas General Land Office, Austin, 1989-1990;director archives and records, Texas General Land Office, Austin, 1990-1991;assistant professor of history, S.W. Texas State University, San Marcos, 1991-1996;associate professor, S.W. Texas State University, San Marcos, since 1996. Judge Presidio La Bahia award Sons of Republic of Texas, 1988, Summerfield G. Roberts award, 1992-1994, T.R. Fehrenbach Book award Texas Hist.Commn., 1993-1995. President Castlewood-Oak Valley Neighborhood Association, 1995-1997.


  • Other Work

    • Author: San Antonio de Béxar: A Community on New Spain's Northern Frontier, 1995. Managing editor: The Land Commissioners of Texas: 150 Years of the General Land Office, 1986, Guide to Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in South Texas, 1988, Catholic Southwest, since 1990. Technical editor Society Southwest Archivists Guide to Archival and Manuscript Repositories, 1993.

      Advisory editor Handbook of Texas, 1989-1996. Editor, compiler. A Revolution Remembered: The Memoirs and Selected Correspondence of Juan N. Segin, 1991.

      Newsletter editor Castlewood-Oak Valley Neighborhood Association, 1991-1995. Member editorial board Southwestern History Quarterly, since 1996. Book review editor Southwestern History Quarterly, since 1997.

      Editorial board New Mexico History Review. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member advisory committee Catholic Archives Texas, since 1989. Board directors Texas Conservation Fund, since 1991. Member American History Association, Conference Latin American History (demographic history and history statistics committee 1989-1991), Texas Catholic History Society, Society Southwest Archivists (program committee 1989 annual meeting 1988-1989), Southwest Council on Latin American Studies (life), Western History Association, Texas State History Association (life, chair program committee 1994 annual meeting 1993-1994, program committee 1993 annual meeting 1992-1993), Austin Library.



Son of Francisco R. de la Teja and Julia M. (Irimia) Castellano. Married Magdalena H. de la Teja, August 6, 1983. Children: Eduardo, Julia.

Francisco R. Teja

Magdalena H. de la Teja

Eduardo Teja

Julia Teja