The collection consists mainly of
photographs of Francisco “Pancho” Villa, a Mexican Revolutionary general and prominent
figure during the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century. Photographs in the
collection include portraits of Villa, Villa with his troops and other military figures,
Villa's murder in 1923, and photographs of Villa’s family.
Francisco “Pancho” Villa, was born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula on June 5th, 1878, in
Durango, Mexico. By the early 20th century Villa had become a member of a band of bandits,
and in 1902, after he was arrested for theft and assault he was forcibly inducted into the
Federal Army as punishment. He deserted, and in 1903 began to be known as Francisco “Pancho”
0.54 Linear Feet
(1 photograph album, 1 box)
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries,
Special Collections & University Archives. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Distinctive
Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University
of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
This collection is open for research.