Henry C. Schmidt
| Henry Conrad Schmidt
(Latin-American historian and retired professor at Texas A&M University)
|Born|| May 7, 1937 |
Place of birth missing
|Spouse|| Gretchen E. Schmidt
Schmidt received all three of his academic degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to history, he has studied anthropology and Latin American literature. Since retired, he joined the TAMU faculty in 1972 and conducted both lecture and seminar classes. He spent three years in Mexico and a year in Brazil in extended study.
In 1978, through the TAMU Press Schmidt published the book, The Roots of Lo Mexicano. His many articles include "Antecedents to Samuel Ramos: Mexicanist Thought in the 1920s," in the Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs. (Samuel Ramos was a Mexican philosopher and author.) In 1978, he published "The American Intellectual Discovery of Mexico in the 1920s" in The South Atlantic Quarterly. Still another Schmidt article is "History, Society, and the Popular Lyric in Mexico: A Study in Cultural Continuity" in the journal, Mexican Studies.
A specialist in border issues and fluent in Spanish, Schmidt has presented papers and appeared on panels throughout Mexico and Texas, including such institutions as UT, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, El Colegio de México, Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas A&M at Kingsville, and Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas at Brownsville. Schmidt and his wife, Gretchen Elizabeth Schmidt (also born 1937), reside in Bryan, Texas.
- Henry Schmidt. Mylife.com. Retrieved on May 30, 2020.
- Henry C. Schmidt Short Vita, Texas A&M University, October 23, 2010; no longer on-line.
- "Antecedents to Samuel Ramos: Mexicanist Thought in the 1920s," Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs, Vol. 18 (May 1976), pp. 179-202.
- "The American Intellectual Discovery of Mexico in the 1920s," The South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. 77 (Summer 178), pp. 335-351.
- "History, Society, and the Popular Lyric in Mexico: A Study in Cultural Continuity," Mexican Studies, Vol. 4 (Summer 1988), pp. 295-318.