Álvaro Obregón Inauguration photograph album

Finding aid prepared by Carlota Ramirez, 2017.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Álvaro Obregón Inauguration photograph album
Date (inclusive): 1920
Collection Number: MS 034
Creator: Díaz Reyna, Enrique, 1895-1961
Extent: 0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: The collection consists of a photo album of nearly 200 black and white images taken by photojournalist Enrique Díaz Reyna of the festivities relating to the 1920 inauguration of Mexican President Álvaro Obregón.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Álvaro Obregón Inauguration photograph album (MS 034). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Processing History

The collection was processed by Carlota Ramirez in 2017.
Processing of the Álvaro Obregón Inauguration photograph album was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Colection & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Managment Librarian.

Biographical Note

Álvaro Obregón was a general in the Mexican Revolution who became the President of Mexico from 1920-1924. Obregón's presidency was the first stable presidency since the Mexican Revolution began in 1910. During his term as president he saw educational reform, moderate land reform and obtained U.S. diplomatic recognition of the Mexican government in 1923. After his hand-picked successor, Plutarco Elías Calles, was elected president in 1924, Obregón retired to Sonora but remained influential in Mexican politics. He ran for president again in 1928 and won, but was assassinated in July of that year before he could begin his term.

Collection Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a photo album of nearly 200 black and white images taken by photojournalist Enrique Díaz Reyna of the festivities relating to the 1920 inauguration of Mexican President Álvaro Obregón. The photos are mounted on pages with marginal designs by painter, muralist, and illustrator Roberto Montenegro. Photographs in the album depict the many events surrounding the inauguration, including parades, dinners, dances, sporting events, and a variety of performances. Also depicted are the attendees of these events, including Obregón and other Mexican officials and dignitaries, as well as general crowds and onlookers.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Díaz Reyna, Enrique, 1895-1961
Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920.
Montenegro, Roberto, 1887-1968
Obregón, Álvaro, 1880-1928
Presidents -- Inauguration.
Presidents -- Mexico.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Photographs.