Instructional Resources


Call to worship,  Mission Concepcion, San Antonio, TX.

This constitutes a preliminary list of films, music, and other multimedia available through this site, or via those vendors noted. You may also find us by way of postings.  If you are unable to find the videos or that music listed, please do search other online sources, such as the archives for the NEH Landmarks Fourteenth Colony workshop located at

Cattle Brands

Follow the links to the site where you may find each of those cattle brands identified with the Spanish missions and presidios of Alta California. See for all California missions brands.

During the course of the NEH Landmarks workshop convened in July of 2013, the cattle brands of those missions identified with the California central coast were used to organize teacher cohorts by grade level, and may be used to organize students into similar cohorts during classroom exercises. The specific cattle brands used may be found at the following link: NEH Cattle Brands.


The Mission. 1986. Director Roland Joffee, Warner Brothers. 125 minutes.

In Search of History: Saints and Sinners of The California Missions. 50 minutes. A&E, 1998. Documentary.

The Church Interior of Mission San Miguel Arcángel (Recorded in 1993; distributed in 2011). 48 minutes. Talk

Junípero Serra – His Life, His Legacy, And the Missions. 2013. 25 minutes. Documentary.

The Great Stone Church: A Treasure in Trust for Tomorrow. 2000. 8 minutes. Documentary.

Fort Ross – A Short History of Fort Ross State Historic Park. 18 minutes. Documentary.

Nuestras Acequias. 2004. 20 minutes. Documentary.

El Rancho De Las Golondrinas: Through the Seasons. 2006. 13 minutes. Documentary.

El Rancho De Las Golondrinas: Take a journey to the past. 1997. 12 minutes. Documentary.

Once upon a Time in Old Monterey.  2005. 23 minutes. Documentary.


Ramillete: a garland of choral songs. 2002. Coro Hispano De San Francisco Conjunto Nuevo Mundo. 77:52 running time.

Mission Project – European & Latin American Colonial Music Featuring Works from the Música Colonial Archive at the Guatemala City Cathedral.  2012. Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble. 59:01 running time.

A Musical Day of Times Past at the Spanish Colonial Missions of Alta California.  Concert Program (Excerpts) Recorded Live at the 21st Annual Conference of the California Mission Studies Association, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, California, February 13, 2004.