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Photograph collection on Pancho Villa
MS 033  
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Description
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.
Background
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” Villa.
Extent
0.44 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright Unknown: Some material in this collection 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.
Availability
This collection is open for research.