About This Site
Web de Anza is a growing, evolving, collaborative web site. It is designed to provide teachers, students, and scholars with primary source materials concerning Juan Bautista de Anza and his two historic 18th century expeditions from northern Sonora to northern California, leading to the colonization of San Francisco.
This site contains primary source diaries and letters in both English and Spanish written by the soldiers, colonists, and friars who traveled on the two 18th century expeditions led by Captain Juan Bautista de Anza from New Spain to northern California leading to the colonization of San Francisco. It also offers a wide array of secondary resources such as maps, chronologies, pictures and articles linked strategically to the diaries to facilitate historical research.
Important for studying and understanding the two Anza expeditions are the many types of Reference Materials contained in the site. These include an Image Gallery, an Atlas of Maps, a short Biography of Anza (with other biographies to come in the future), Collateral Materials written by scholars and research assistants, and a Bibliography of the materials consulted and used in creating Web de Anza. Each of these reference materials is an electronic book, with a table of contents to help you find the document or image you want to see.
Web de Anza's Search feature allows searching each diary individually, but in the future will allow searching across the entire web site.