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Baja California Government Documents Collection
MSS 0778  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative History
  • Restrictions
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Related Materials
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Digital Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: Spanish; Castilian
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Baja California Government Documents Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0778
    Physical Description: 5 Linear feet (12 archives boxes)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1831-1939
    Abstract: Municipal and government documents relating to official policies, civil matters, contracts, litigation, war, and state infrastructure development in Baja California, including Santo Tomas, Rosarito, Mexicali, Tecate, Tijuana, and other towns and cities.

    Administrative History

    The administrative and custodial history of these materials is unknown.

    Restrictions

    For preservation reasons, onsite researchers are required to use digitized versions of the documents. Permission to consult originals may be granted by the Program Director.

    Processing Information

    These materials were purchased in four batches from a bookseller who provided descriptions for most of the documents. When they were accessioned, the original arrangement of the papers was preserved so catalogers and researchers could refer to the existing descriptions. When the collection was prepared for digitization, bulky folders were divided up into their component files, still maintaining the original order, and the file descriptions were enhanced when possible. Strings and bindings that held discrete files together were removed, but all previously "sewn" files were rehoused together in their own folders to preserve context. The descriptions presented here may include inaccuracies or be incomplete. Corrections may be brought to the attention of Special Collections staff.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Municipal and government documents relating to official policies, civil matters, contracts, litigation, war, and state infrastructure development in Baja California, including Santo Tomas, Rosarito, Mexicali, Ensenada, Tecate, Tijuana, and other towns and cities. Documents include official handwritten correspondence, petitions, requests to purchase land, settlements and maps, mine registers, and other materials that document daily life and municipal administration in Baja, especially throughout the turbulent period including the Mexican War, 1846-1848 and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920.

    Related Materials

    A photograph album, Distrito Norte de la Baja California, Mex. al C. Primer Jefe del E. C. encargado del poder ejecutivo de la nacion, was seperated from the papers and cataloged in Special Collections & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 2015.

    Preferred Citation

    Collection of government documents from Baja California. MSS 778. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator(s) of the collection.

    Digital Content

    This collection was digitized in 2016 for inclusion in the Adam Matthew subscription database Frontier Life: borderlands, settlement & colonial encounters. The documents are viewable in that resource when accessed from a UC San Diego IP address, or via any institution that subscribes to that resource.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- History -- Sources
    Land tenure -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula)
    Maps -- Mexico -- Baja California -- 19th century
    Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920
    Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
    Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- Archives
    Railroads -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula)
    Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula) -- Pictorial works