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Bilateral Commission on the Future of United States-Mexican Relations Records and Papers
MSS 0630  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Historical Background
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bilateral Commission on the Future of United States-Mexican Relations Records and Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0630
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Languages: English
    Physical Description: 2.8 Linear feet (7 archives boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1986 - 1988
    Abstract: The Bilateral Commission on the Future of United States-Mexican Relations was formed in 1986 by a group of intellectuals, public servants and private citizens to assess policy, problems, and opportunities between the two countries. The collection includes drafts of the Commission's published 1989 report, The Challenge of Interdependence, and copies of other working papers, agendas, and reports documenting the group's activities.
    Creator: Bilateral Commission on the Future of United States-Mexican Relations.

    Historical Background

    The Bilateral Commission on the Future of United States-Mexican Relations was formed in 1986 by a group of intellectuals, public servants and private citizens to assess policy, problems, and opportunities at a moment in time when new administrations were being voted into office in both countries. The goal of the Commission was to improve the climate of conflict and recrimination between the United States and Mexico by making recommendations, via published papers and a 1989 report, on how the countries could improve relations. The Commission believed the five most important areas for enhanced bilateral cooperation were economics, immigration, illicit drugs, foreign policy, and education/public opinion. The staff directors were Rosario Green, director of the Matias Romero Institute in Mexico City, and Peter H. Smith, professor of political science and Latin American studies at UC San Diego.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Bilateral Commission on the Future of United States-Mexican Relations was formed in 1986 by a group of intellectuals, public servants and private citizens to assess policy, problems, and opportunities between the two countries. The collection includes drafts of the Commission's published 1989 report, The Challenge of Interdependence, and copies of other working papers, agendas, and reports documenting the group's activities.
    Arranged in two series: 1) REPORTS, and 2) WORKING PAPERS.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1990.

    Preferred Citation

    Bilateral Commission on the Future of United States-Mexican Relations Records and Papers, MSS 630. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bilateral Commission on the Future of United States-Mexican Relations.
    Mexico -- Relations -- United States
    United States -- Relations -- Mexico