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Mexican photograph albums
MSS.PHOTO.0591  
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Description
Five sets of photography which span nearly six decades of Mexican history. The collection captures various aspects of the era, including school room settings, government projects, nationalized petroleum production, and military training. Includes: 106 black-and-white photographs of Mexican president Luis Echeverría Álvarez, who was in office during a significant era of Mexico's Dirty War (1970 to 1976); a photo album of work done by the Secretary of Agriculture's water program in Baja California, Mexico; a photographic presentation of the construction of schools in Nayarit, put forth by the 1945 government program issued by Governor Gilberto Flores Muñoz, commemorating the projects completion/progress featuring an introduction explaining the construction of the schools written by Nicolás Echevarría Pérez; an album of photography of the Mexican petroleum company "El Aguila", featuring photos of work sites, workers, company outings, and other leisure activities glued in; and a photo album of young boys, most likely from a school in Tepotzotlan, which features photographs of 93 children glued to doubled pages with oval, square, and diamond designs highlighting the photos. Nearly all children have their names and ages written next to them in the first half of the book, whereas the rest bear no names and age. Included in a separate envelope labeled "Manuel Ortíz" are the photographs of 37 other children, each with a name written on the backside of the photograph.
Background
No single creator is responsible for all five sets of photographs. Rather, they have been assembled together as a larger collection by the bookseller.
Extent
0.98 Linear Feet two flat boxes, one manuscript box
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners o
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.