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Lauerhass (Ludwig) Mexican Broadsides and Leaflets
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  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: Ludwig Lauerhass Mexican Broadsides and Leaflets
    Creator: Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782
    Creator: Lauerhass, Ludwig
    Creator: Abadiano y Valdés, Luis
    Creator: Gómez Marín, Manuel, 1761-1850
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2014.007
    Physical Description: 1 box
    Physical Description: .21 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1826-1851; undated
    Abstract: This collection consist of leaflets and broadsides pertaining to religious, social, and political themes from Mexico's post-independence period. The content of the collection is made up of prints from Mexico's iconic 19th-century printer and publisher, Luis Abadiano y Valdés. The collection presents a view of Mexican elite culture of post-independence Mexico that emphasizes the importance of religion, culture, and politics.
    Language of Material: This collection is in Spanish.

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    For information about citing archival material, see the Citations for Archival Material  guide, or consult the appropriate style manual.

    Scope and Contents

    Ludwig Lauerhass Mexican Broadsides and Leaflets Collection (1826-1851; undated) contains twenty-five broadsides and leaflets printed by Mexico's historic publishing house, Abadiano y Valdes. The content highlights Mexico's post-independence themes of religion, politics, and class. It also showcases Spanish and European literary influences on 18th century Mexico's social economic elite. The collection includes broadsides and leaflets displaying Catholic traditions that include orations, celebratory sonnets, ballads, and ejaculatory prayers for: Christ, St. Cecilia, St. Joseph, St. Alenjo, and St. James Matamoros (St. James the Moor-Slayer). The collection also highlights European influence in Elite Mexican culture through literature. Within the collection there are Spanish romance ballads like "Verdadero Romance De Lucinda Y Belardoand" and "Nueva Relacion, en que se da cuenta de los notables arrojos y valientes arrestos que hizo Doña Josefa Ramirez, natural de la ciudad de Valencia, y felicidad con que salio de todos ellos" that perpetuate Spanish influence and values to Mexican elites within post-independence Mexico. The collection also includes affluent classical literature that can give an overview on what elite Mexican citizens read such as Pietro Metastasio's sacred drama, "Isaac, Figura del redento. Drama Sagrado De Metastasio" and a monologue from Shakespeare's "Othello". The bulk of the collection is dedicated to Mexico's social and political conflicts. The satirical poem "El Currutaco Por Alambique", by Manuel Gomez Marin reflects the tension between Europeans and Mexicans as well as social and racial hierarchy in Mexico. The highlight of the collection is the fourteen volumes of post-independence liberal periodical, "El Quebrantahuesos". "El Quebrantahuesos" aimed to satirize the prominent conservative periodical, "Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer", advocacy of conservatism and Catholicism by invoking the enlightenment. This collection is in Spanish.

    Biographical / Historical

    Ludwig Lauerhass is an emeritus librarian and history professor at UCLA.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials in this collection were donated by Ludwig Lauerhass in 2014.

    Processing Information

    Materials processed by Oscar Sanchez Hernandez in 2014.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Broadsides -- 19th century
    Mexico -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century
    Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1861-1867 -- Periodicals
    Broadsides -- Mexico
    Mexico -- Religion
    Ballads, Spanish
    Spanish literature
    Verse satire