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Posada (José Guadalupe) Collection of works published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo
BANC PIC 2010.025  
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  • Language of Material: Spanish
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Collection of works published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, chiefly illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada.
    creator: Posada, José Guadalupe
    creator: Vanegas Arroyo, Antonio
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 2010.025
    Physical Description: 390 items (approximately 390 prints in 2 pamphlet boxes, 2 clamshell boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 4 oversize folders) : etchings, engravings, lithographs, or woodcuts with letterpress ; approximately 40 x 60 cm or smaller.
    Date (inclusive): approximately 1890s-1925?
    Abstract: Mexican chapbooks, broadsides, single-fold pamphlets, handbills and other printed ephemera, chiefly issued by Mexico City's leading penny press publisher, Antonio Vanegas Arroyo. Most are illustrated, by José Guadalupe Posada.
    Language of Material: Spanish; Castillian
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Preferred Citation

    Collection of works published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, chiefly illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada, BANC PIC 2010.025, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The Collection of works published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, chiefly illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada were purchased by The Bancroft Library from Ricker Gallery, Spring 2010.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed in 2015.

    Biographical / Historical

    José Guadalupe Posada was born in Aguascalientes on February 2, 1852. He was a Mexican printmaker famous for his politically satirical cartoons and sketches. He used skulls, calaveras, and skeletons to make political and cultural critiques.

    Content Description

    Mexican chapbooks, broadsides, single-fold pamphlets, handbills and other printed ephemera, chiefly issued by Mexico City's leading penny press publisher, Antonio Vanegas Arroyo. Most are illustrated, many by José Guadalupe Posada. Included are songbooks; single-sheet corridos (popular ballads); booklets on writing love letters, cooking, etc.; gameboards; and devotional texts and images. Posada's signature "calaveras" (humorous skeletal figures) are well represented.
    Boxes 1-2: cuadernillos (chapbooks). Boxes 3-4: hojas chicas (small sheets). Box 5 (and oversize C folders): broadsides and single-fold sheets grouped as calaveras, cancioneros populares, gacetas politicas y callejaera [i.e. callejera?], and hojas chicas dobles. Box 6 (and oversize C folders): broadsides and single-fold sheets grouped as loterias, Menudencias (pages from three issues of newspaper El Boletín de Menudencias), gacetas religiosas, and varia (various genres, including sheet music and chapbooks on unfolded sheets). Collection contents were categorized by the seller (a dealer in Latin Americana), as 55 Calaveras, 36 Hojas Chicas Dobles, 24 Cancionero Popular, 155 Hojas Chicas, 19 Gacetas Religiosas, 27 Gaceta Politica y Callejaera, 4 Loteria, 6 Varia, and 56 Cuadernillo.

    Related Materials

    [José Guadalupe Posada chapbook collection], The Bancroft Library (NE546.P6 A4 1880.)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Popular literature -- Mexico
    Art, Mexican
    Ephemera -- Mexico
    Handbills--Mexico
    Broadsides--Mexico
    Chapbooks -- Mexico
    Prints
    Relief prints
    Corridos -- Mexico
    Mexican wit and humor, Pictorial
    Death in art -- Mexico
    Mexico--Social life and customs
    Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920.
    Posada, José Guadalupe
    Vanegas Arroyo, Antonio