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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material
  • Processing Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jose Maria Maytorena papers
    Dates: 1882-1946
    Bulk Dates: 1910-1940
    Collection number: H1967.1
    Creator: Jose Maria Maytorena
    Collection Size: 4.5 linear ft (8 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize box)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.
    Claremont, CA 91711
    Abstract: A protagonist of the 1910 Mexican revolution, General Maytorena (1867-1948) was governor of Sonora, a province of northern Mexico, and an ardent supporter of the short-lived presidency of Francisco Madero. Caught in the internecine conflict between the revolutionaries following Madero's overthrow and assassination, he fled to exile in Los Angeles. He provided an account of his role in Sonora and the revolution in Mi Gobieno en Sonora, one of the manuscripts found in his papers along with correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and documents - a collection of at least 2,272 pieces contained in over 4000 pages covering the years 1908 to 1946. The collection contains significant items from Maytorena's correspondence with Venustiano Carranza, a conservative landowner and politician who nonetheless worked to coordinate the various revolutionary forces; Francisco Madero, the overthrown president; Alvaro Obregon, a notable revolutionary field commander in Sonora; Victoriano Huerta, a professional soldier loyal to former president Diaz, who engineered the coup against Madero; the Chihuahauan guerilla leader Francisco "Pancho" Villa, and other revolution participants.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English Spanish


    Use of original materials restricted. Microfilm copy of collection is available for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jose Maria Maytorena papers. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Jose Maytorena, Jr., the general's son, to Claremont McKenna College in 1967


    General Maytorena was a participant in the 1910 revolution in Mexico. As governor of Sonora, a province of northern Mexico, and an ardent supporter of the short-lived presidency of Francisco Madero, he was caught in the conflict between the revolutionaries and fled to exile in Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains the personal papers of General Maytorena and provides an account of his role in the government of Sonora and the 1910 Mexican revolution. His account, "Mi gobierno en Sonora," is one of the manuscripts found in the collection, along with correspondence, broadsides, photographs, newspaper clippings and documents. Significant items from his correspondence relate to Venustiano Carranza, Francisco Madero, Alvaro Obregon, and other participants in the revolution.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Maytorena, Jose Maria, 1867-1948
    Madero, Francisco I., 1873-1913
    Carranza, Venustiano, 1859-1920
    Obregon, Alvaro, 1880-1928
    Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1910-1946
    Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920 -- Sources
    Sonora (Mexico : State) -- Politics and government
    Mexico History Revolution 1910

    Related Material

    Collection also available in microfilm.

    Processing Information

    Item-level description provided by Kathleen Bernath. Original hand written finding list transcribed by Pamela Martin, 2003.