The Academy of American Franciscan History is a research institute
affiliated with the Franciscan School of Theology at the Graduate
Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. The Academy is dedicated to the
encouragement of the study of the Franciscan Order in the Americas. It
does this through the publication of monographs, documents, and a
Since its founding in 1943, the Academy has published over forty volumes,
all dealing with the history of the Franciscans in the Americas. Its
publications include numerous monographs on topics of American Franciscan
history as well as definitive editions of the writings of American
Franciscan missionaries, such as Junpero Serra, Fermn Francisco de
Lasun, Francisco Palu, Toribio de Motolina, and others. Follow this
link for the Publications List.
The Academy's quarterly journal, The Americas, has been one of the
leading journals of Latin American History since its inception in 1944.
It publishes articles and reviews books on the history of all
geographical regions of the Americas throughout their rich history. The
editorial offices are located in the Department of History and Politics at
University in Philadelphia, PA.
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