Finding Aid for the Roque Sáenz Peña Scrapbooks, ca. 1910-1914

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Roque Sáenz Peña Scrapbooks,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1910-1914
Collection number: 1413
Creator: Sáenz Peña, Roque, 1851-1914
Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Abstract: Roque Sáenz Peña (1851-1914) co-founded the journal, Sud America, served as Argentina's foreign minister (1890), and was elected president of Argentina in 1910. His major contribution was reform of Argentinian electoral laws (1912). The collection consists of scrapbooks related to Peña's candidacy (1909-10) and presidency (1910-13).
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

The collection was assembled by Estanislao Severo Zeballos (1854-1923), an Argentine statesman and intellectual.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roque Sáenz Peña Scrapbooks (Collection 1413). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976734 


Roque Sáenz Peña was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1851; graduated from law school, 1875; he was one of the founders of the journal, Sud America; became Argentina's foreign minister in 1890; retired from public life during his father's presidency of Argentina (1892-95); returned to politics in 1895 and was elected president of Argentina in 1910; his major contribution was reform of Argentinian electoral laws in 1912; retired from the presidency for health reasons in 1913 and died the following year.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of scrapbooks related to the candidacy (1909-10) and presidency (1910-13) of Argentinian president Roque Sáenz Peña.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Candidacy.
  2. Presidency.

Indexing Terms

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


Sáenz Peña, Roque, 1851-1914.
Argentina. President (1910-1914: Sáenz Peña).
Argentina--Politics and government, 1910-1943.

Genres and Forms of Material


Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Zeballos, Estanislao Severo, 1854-1923.

Container List



Physical Description: (2 vol.)
Box 1, Volumes 1-2

Correspondence and clippings concerning candidacy for presidency. 1909-1910




Volumes 1 and 3 are missing.
Box 2, Volume 2

Correspondence, invitations, clippings concerning early days of tenure.

Box 2, Volume 4

Correspondence, clippings, reports on inauguration, speculations on governmental plans, reactions abroad. 1910-1911

Box 3, Volume 5

Clippings, reports on social activities, possibility of changes in agricultural policy. ca. 1911

Box 3, Volume 6

Clippings concerning possible strikes, reports on commerce, congratulatory messages on president's 60th birthday. ca. 1911

Box 4, Volume 7

Clippings concerning presidential trips within country, deliberations on trade, relations with other Latin American countries. 1910

Box 4, Volume 8

Cartoons. 1910

Box 5, Volume 9

Clippings on day-to-day activities of president, relations with Chile, reports on discussions of electoral reforms, possible visit of Alphonso XIII to Argentina and Saenz Peña's trip to Spain and other European countries. 1912

Box 5, Volume 10

Clippings concerning illness of president, social notes, purchase of presidential yacht.

Box 6, Volume 11

Cartoons, mostly from Ultima Hora and La Nacional. 1911

Box 6, Volume 12

Clippings on Hague Conference, references to reorganization of diplomatic service, Italian obituary of President Saenz Peña published in Nuova Antologia (September 1914), earlier (1910) clippings on presidential appointments, obituary from La Nacion dated August 9, 1914, reports on his imminent death from various Spanish papers, reaction to his death at home and abroad, funeral preparations and burial, sample of card sent out by family of president.. [1910, 1914]

Box 7, Volume 12

Cartoons mostly from Ultima Hora. 1910-1912


(This is another volume numbered 12)
Box 8, Volume 13

Cartoons from various Argentine publications, predominantly Ultima Hora. 1910-1912

Box 8, Volume 14

Clippings on negotiations with deputies on pending legislation, social notes, concerns about educational reform. 1911-1912

Box 9, Volume 15

Clippings on legislation on justice and education, local trips of president, reports on president's health, various medical opinions, difficulties in cabinet because of president's medical leave. 1913-1914

Box 9, Volume 16

Clippings on consultation about budget, reports on ministers' visits to presidential palace, reports of presidential illness, rumors of resignation. 1913-1914

Box 10, Volume 17

Clippings and cartoons from Ultima Hora and Critica. 1913

Box 10, Volume 18

Cartoons from Critica. 1914