Welcome to Westside Humanities Projects

The St. Mary’s University’s Westside San Antonio Humanities Project is provides an opportunity for St. Mary’s faculty and students to conduct collaborative multidisciplinary research with community members. The projects showcased in this database are all related to the Westside of San Antonio, historically known as Barrio Laredo (18th Century), Laredito (18th Century), and the Latin Quarter (20th Century).

This predominantly Mexican American section of the city has grown dramatically during the last two centuries, but few know of its rich history and culture. We are very excited to have attracted such a multidisciplinary group of faculty members and students to focus their research talents on our Westside communities.