Collection Scope and Contents
Title: Mexican Revolution photographs
Date (inclusive): circa 1910-1920
Collection Number: MS 026
3.42 Linear Feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections
Abstract: The collection contains black and white
photographs taken during the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century. Photographs in
the collection cover various locations, battles, soldiers, and important figures such as
Álvaro Obregón, Francisco Madero, Pancho Villa and Pascual Orozco.
Languages: The collection is in Spanish and English.
The collection is open for research.
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.
[identification of item], [date if possible]. Mexican Revolution photographs (MS 026).
Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.
Purchased from Howard Karno Books, Inc., 1987.
Processed by Carlota Ramirez, 2017.
Processing of the Mexican Revolution photographs 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.
The Mexican Revolution, which took place from 1910-1920, was a national upheaval of power
often considered one of the most important events in Mexican history.
Revolution broke out first in 1910, after President Porfirio Díaz was unable to solve the
issue of presidential succession. This led to armed conflict, which spread from wealthy
landowners to the middle class and organized labor, turning into a national revolution.
While Díaz was ousted from power in 1911, the conflicts continued throughout the decade as
revolutionary forces split into factions and struggled for power.
This struggle for reform eventually led to the creation of the Mexican Constitution of
1917, which established Mexico as a Constitutional Republic and was the first document of
its kind to include social rights.
Collection Scope and Contents
The collection contains over 300 black and white photographs related to the Mexican
Revolution, including photos of Mexican and American soldiers, military leaders, various
battles, and photographs of the devastation caused by the revolution. Photographs also
include portraits of important revolutionary figures including Álvaro Obregón, Francisco
Madero, Pancho Villa and Pasucal Orozco.
This collection is arranged alphabetically by topic.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Fabela, Isidro, 1882-1964
Madero, Francisco I., 1873-1913
Obregón, Álvaro, 1880-1928
Orozco, Pascual, 1882-1915
Revolutions -- Latin America.
Villa, Pancho, 1878-1923
Genres and Forms of Materials