Students in the History Practicum course, offered under the direction of Drs. Gene Bourgeois and Frank de la Teja, have an opportunity to learn all facets of planning, researching, writing, editing, designing, publishing, and marketing guidebooks on selected historic places. The final products of the course, the guidebooks listed below, are then sold to the public to raise funds for History Department scholarships and projects.
San Antonio Missions: A Historical Guide to the Missions of San Antonio (2001). Historic San Antonio contains some of the most distinctive and popular sites in the United States. The Alamo and its sister missions, strung along the San Antonio River, tell stories of Indian peoples, Spanish friars, Texian revolutionary heroes, and determined preservationists. This 64-page, color-illustrated book tells the story of the area as a whole and each individual mission, accompanied by maps that will help you get around the city and each mission site.
$8 (ISBN: 0-9707338-1-X)