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Finding Aid for the Collection of Mexican Pamphlets and Other Printed Material, 1667-1887
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: A Collection of Mexican Pamphlets and Other Printed Material
    Date (inclusive): 1667-1887
    Collection number: 1365
    Extent: 17 boxes (8.25 linear feet)
    Abstract: Mexican pamphlets, broadsides, and other printed materials that cover a wide range of topics, including politics, religion, social issues, and commerce, primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries. Most of these ephemeral items were printed in Mexico City and, thus, they tend to present a view of Mexican reality as seen from the capital. Included is material on political polemics and church-state relations, devotional booklets, such as novenas, catechisms, and calendars, and items concerning the Virgin of Guadalupe, many of which are illustrated with engravings or lithographs. Among the works of particular significance are several by Carlos Maria de Bustamante and other written as answers to the "Pensador Mexicano" (J.J. Fernandez de Lizardi).
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in Spanish and Latin

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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

    This collection was acquired by UCLA Library ca. 1981.

    Processing History

    Boxes 1-14 processed by Jennifer Osorio, with assistance from Elizabeth Sheehan, 2006, and boxes 15-17 processed by Pablo Sierra, with assitance from Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2008, in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT).
    This collection was originally processed in 1984 and arranged at the folder-level in chronological order. The collection was partially reprocessed in 2007 (boxes 1-14) at the item-level by Jennifer Osario in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT). In 2008 the remaining boxes (15-17) were completed by Pablo Sierra, also in the CFPRT. Material is arranged in chronological order by year and then by title.
    The title of this collection was originally "A collection of Mexican pamphlets, 1719-1889."

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], A Collection of Mexican Pamphlets and Other Printed Material (Collection 1365). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462122 

    Scope and Content

    Mexican pamphlets, broadsides, and other printed materials that cover a wide range of topics, including politics, religion, social issues, and commerce, primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries. Most of these ephemeral items were printed in Mexico City and, thus, they tend to present a view of Mexican reality as seen from the capital. Included is material on political polemics and church-state relations, devotional booklets, such as novenas, catechisms, and calendars, and items concerning the Virgin of Guadalupe, many of which are illustrated with engravings or lithographs. Among the works of particular significance are several by Carlos Maria de Bustamante and other written as answers to the "Pensador Mexicano" (J.J. Fernandez de Lizardi).
    The bulk of the collection comprises the last years of colonial rule and the start of the early republic period. As a result, much of the early nineteenth century documentation focuses on the turbulence being experienced in Spain and Mexico as a result the Bourbon reforms, Napoleonic wars and the abdication of the Spanish throne. The impact of the Cortes de Cadiz and the 1812 Constitution is quite evident throughout the first half of the nineteenth century and influence much of the collection's political debates on the Latin American independence movements of the 1820s and 1830s. The inclusion of many religious writings during the war for independence also demonstrates the pro-clerical nature of the country at the time, which challenged the increasingly secular nature of Spanish politics and society. Finally, the mid-nineteenth century documents reveal a growing preoccupation with the modernization of the country, as evidenced in the debates of the Veracruz-Mexico City railroad.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Mexico -- Imprints.