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Casasola (Agustín Victor) photograph collection
MS 029  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Agustín Victor Casasola photograph collection
    Date (inclusive): circa 1880-1976
    Collection Number: MS 029
    Creator: Casasola, Agustín Víctor, 1874-1938
    Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet (6 photograph albums)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The collection consists of photographs from the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) taken by Agustín Victor Casasola, a Mexican photographer and co-founder of the Mexican Association of Press Photographers. Photographs in the collection include depictions of daily life in Mexico, and Mexican presidents in the early 20th century. In addition to photographs taken by Casasola, there are additional photographs on Mexico and its politics taken by Casasola's sons after his death in 1938.
    Languages: The collection is primarily in Spanish.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Agustín Victor Casasola photograph collection (MS 029). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Dorothy Sloan Books, 1992.

    Processing History

    Processed by Julianna Gil, 2017.
    Processing of the Augstín Victor Casasola photograph collection was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

    Biographical Note

    Agustín Victor Casasola was born in Mexico City, Mexico on July 28, 1874. He began working at a young age as a typographer for a newspaper, which led him to become a reporter for various newspapers. He also began working as a photojournalist, documenting both sides of the conflict during the Mexican revolution that broke out in 1910.
    In 1912, Casasola started the first Mexican news agency, the Agencia Fotográfica Mexicana. Within the year, the agency expanded and was renamed Agencia Mexicana de Información Fotográfica. Casasola was also one of the founders of the Asociación Mexicana de Fotógrafos de Prensa (Mexican Association of Press Photographers).
    Casasola also cared deeply about preserving the history of Mexico, founding the Casasola Archive in 1900 with his brother Miguel Casasola to preserve their photography documenting all aspects of life in Mexico. The archive was continued by Casasola’s sons through the 1970s before being acquired by the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History.
    Agustín Victor Casasola passed away on March 30, 1938, in Mexico City.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of photographs from the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) taken by Agustín Victor Casasola, a Mexican photographer and co-founder of the Mexican Association of Press Photographers. Photographs in the collection also include depictions of daily life in Mexico, and Mexican presidents in the early 20th century. In addition to photographs taken by Casasola, there are additional photographs on Mexico and its politics taken by Casasola's sons after his death in 1938.
    Notable figures and events featured in the collection include Porfirio Díaz, Luis Echeverría Álvarez, Francisco "Pancho" Villa, the Ten Tragic Days, and the Occupation of Veracruz.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged topically.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Carranza, Venustiano, 1859-1920
    Casasola, Agustín Víctor, 1874-1938
    Díaz, Porfirio, 1830-1915
    Echeverría, Luis, 1922-
    Mexico.
    Mexico -- History -- Decena Trágica, 1913.
    Mexico--History--Revolution, 1910-1920.
    Presidents -- Mexico.
    Villa, Pancho, 1878-1923

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Photographs.