Register of the Mexican subject collection

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca J. Mead and David Jacobs
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
© 1998
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6003

Title: Mexican subject collection
Date (inclusive): 1918-1998
Collection Number: 89001
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
Physical Description: 36 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 5 microfilm reels, 1 phonorecord, 2 maps (20.0 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Reports, policy statements, resolutions, bulletins, speeches, agenda, election material, serial issues, pamphlets, and other printed matter, relating to political conditions in Mexico. The collection focuses primarily on communist, socialist and Trotskyist organizations in Mexico, and consists largely of issuances of these organizations (especially the Partido Comunista Mexicano, the Partido Mexicano de los Trabajadores, the Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores, and the Partido Socialista Unificado de México) and of trade unions (especially of university workers) from the 1960s through the 1980s.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1989.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mexican subject collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sound recordings
Socialism -- Mexico
Communism -- Mexico
Labor unions -- Mexico
Universities and colleges -- Mexico
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Partido Comunista Mexicano
Fourth International
Partido Mexicano de los Trabajadores
Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores (Mexico)
Partido Socialista Unificado de México


SUBJECT FILE 1925-1994

Scope and Contents note

Reports, policy statements, meeting material, election material, contracts, bulletins, clippings, speeches, budgets, press releases, agenda, pamphlets, by-laws, petitions, circulars, printed articles, resolutions, leaflets, serial issues, flyers, lists, forms, and miscellany. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
box 1, folder 1

General. Serial issues 1968-1987

box 1, folder 2

Accion Proletaria. Serial issues 1971-1972

box 1, folder 3-4

Agrarian organizations. Flyers, clippings, declarations, leaflets, pamphlets, conference material, by-laws, newsletters, and reports, SEE ALSO: OVERSIZE FILE 1973-1985.

box 1, folder 5

Argentina. Clipping and pamphlet 1972-1975

box 1, folder 6

Asamblea Nacional Obrera Campesina y Popular. Flyers and resolutions 1983-1984

box 1, folder 7

Asociacion Civica Nacional Revolucionaria. Declarations, pamphlets, serial issues, flyers, and circulars 1972-1983

box 1, folder 8

Baja California. Newsletters 1976-1980

box 1, folder 9

Central America. Serial issue and pamphlet 1980-1981

box 1, folder 10

Centro Libre de Experimentacion Teatral y Artistica. Program statement, flyers, and newsletters 1975-1977

box 1, folder 11

Comandos Armados del Pueblo. Circulars and clippings 1971


Communism. SEE ALSO: Labor; also specific organizations

box 1, folder 12

General. Reports, position statements, pamphlets, serial issues, flyers, circulars, charts, clipping ca. 1930-1986

box 2, folder 1-2


box 2, folder 3

International. Pamphlets, flyer, and serial issues 1934-1984

box 2, folder 4-6

Latin America. Reports, mimeograph copy of Jose Arico, "El Comunismo Latinoamericano," printed excerpt of Julio Cuadros Caldas, El Comunismo Criollo, mimeograph report, El Eurocomunismo y America Latina, printed articles, serial issues, conference material, leaflets, flyers, and circulars 1960-1981

box 3, folder 1

Latin America

box 3, folder 2

Confederacion de Trabajadores de Mexico/Congreso del Trabajo. Conference material and clippings 1975-1978

box 3, folder 3

Coordinacion Proletaria. Serial issue 1984


Corriente Socialista

box 3, folder 4

General. Policy statements, resolutions, pamphlets, circulars, and reports 1980-1982


Tribuna Proletaria. SEE: OVERSIZE FILE

box 3, folder 5

Economic conditions. Clippings, pamphlet, and reports by primarily leftist analysts 1975-1985

box 3, folder 6

Federacion Latinoamericana de Periodistas. Newsletters and a pamphlet 1976-1978

box 3, folder 7

Federacion Nacional de Organizaciones Bolcheviques. Newsletters and a clipping 1981

box 3, folder 8

Fourth International. Bulletins, circulars, position statements, serial issues, circulars, pamphlets, flyers, and leaflets, Primarily relates to miscellaneous Trotskyist organizations. SEE ALSO: Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores (PRT), Liga Obrera Marxista (LOM), Partido Obrero Socialista (POS), and Liga Socialista (LS) 1935-1976.

box 4, folder 1

Frente Estudiantil Revolucionario. Report and policy statement 1971

box 4, folder 2

Frente Estudiantil Socialista. Newsletter 1970

box 4, folder 3

Frente Juventil Ferrocarrilero. Newsletters 1973

box 4, folder 4-5

Frente Marxista. Pamphlets, policy statements, meeting materials, declarations, circulars, newsletters, reports, bulletins, and resolutions 1975-1981

box 4, folder 6

Frente Nacional de Accion Popular. Flyer, clipping, and position statement 1977

box 4, folder 7

Frente Obrero. Letter to the DF committee of the Partido Comunista Mexicano (PCM) 1957

box 4, folder 8

Frente Sindical Independiente. Program statements and serial issue 1974-1977

box 4, folder 9

Frente Urbano Zapatista. Policy statements, reports, and a clipping 1972-1973

box 4, folder 10-11

Grupo Comunista Internacionalista. Discussion material, reports, circulars, flyers, and newsletters, SEE ALSO: NOTE relating to the Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores 1972-1976.

box 5, folder 1

Grupo Estudiantil Revolucionario. Newsletters ("El Sendero") 1978-1980

box 5, folder 2

Grupo V.I. Lenin. Program statement and newsletters ("Revista Leninista") 1974-1986

box 5, folder 3

"Hoja Popular". Newsletters ca. 1970

box 5, folder 4

Junta de Coordinacion Revolucionaria. Serial issues 1977

box 5, folder 5

Juventud Marxista Revolucionaria. Circular and newsletters ("Virus Rojo") ca. 1973


Labor. NOTE: Most of this material relates to trade unions and radical syndicalist movements

box 5, folder 6-7

General. Mimeograph copy of Jose Villasenor, "El Control Estatal del Movimiento Obrero, " newsletters, reports, political platforms, circulars, position statements, bulletins, serial issues, clippings, flyers, and pamphlets, 1963-1987 1900-1917,

box 5, folder 8

Communications workers. Clippings, position statements, pamphlet, conference material, and serial issue 1975-1979

box 6, folder 1

Educational workers. Bulletins, pamphlets, conference material, flyers, and miscellany 1960-1987

box 6, folder 2-6

Electrical workers. Reports, clippings, flyers, bulletins, circulars, serial issues, position statements, conference material, newsletters, and pamphlets, Primarily relates to the Sindicato Unico de Trabajadores Electricistas de la Republica Mexicana (SUTERM) 1966-1986.

box 7, folder 1

Government workers. Newsletters and flyers 1975-1984

box 7, folder 2

Health care workers. Reports, newsletters, and pamphlet 1975-1976

box 7, folder 3

Mining and metallurgical workers. Clippings, pamphlets, and flyers 1975-1981

box 7, folder 4

Petroleum workers. Mimeograph copy of Julio Valdivieso Castillo, "Historia del Movimiento Sindical Petrolero en Minatitlan, Veracruz,", program statement, newsletters, and clippings 1963-1983


Transport workers

box 7, folder 5

General. Clippings and flyers 1975

box 7, folder 6-7

Railways. Flyers, circulars, report, press release, leaflet, and newsletters, Includes material relating to the Movimiento Sindical Ferrocarrilero 1959-1983.

box 7, folder 8

Lacandones. Statement on political prisoners and circulars 1973


Liga Comunista 23 de Septiembre

box 7, folder 9-10

General. Policy statements, clippings, circulars, pamphlets, serial issues, and flyers; includes a book, Manifiesto al Proletariado de la Liga Comunista 23 de Septiembre and La Liga Comunista 23 de Septiembre: Origenes y Naufragio by Gustavo Hirales Moran 1972-1983

box 8, folder 1

"Madera". Newsletters 1972-1980

box 8, folder 2

Liga Comunista Internacionalista. Resolutions, meeting material, and newsletters, SEE ALSO: NOTE relating to the Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores 1974-1976.

box 8, folder 3

Liga Obrera Marxista. Position statements, and newsletters ("Boletin Obrero"); SEE ALSO: OVERSIZE FILE


Liga Socialista. SEE ALSO: NOTE relating to the Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores

box 8, folder 4

General. Resolutions, bulletins, meeting material, newsletters, and flyers 1973-1975


El Socialista ( Clave). SEE: OVERSIZE FILE

box 8, folder 5

"Lucha Popular". Newsletters, and pamphlet 1970-1979

box 8, folder 6

Movimiento de Accion Revolucionaria. Clippings and circulars 1971

box 8, folder 7

Movimiento de Accion y Unidad Socialista. Flyers, newsletters, printed articles, pamphlet, policy statements, flyers, and resolutions; includes material relating to the Movimiento de Organizacion Socialista and the Partido Socialista Revolucionario, SEE ALSO: OVERSIZE FILE 1970-1980.

box 8, folder 8

Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria Estudiantil- Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria. Circulars, policy statements, reports, notes, serial issues, newsletters, flyers, minutes, pamphlet, clippings, and miscellany 1967-1983

box 9, folder 1-3

Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria Estudiantil- Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria

box 9, folder 4

Movimiento Revolucionario del Magisterio. Flyers, leaflets, newsletters, resolutions, program statements, reports, and pamphlets 1969-1984


Movimiento Revolucionario del Pueblo

box 9, folder 5

General. Pamphlets, policy statements, reports, leaflets, and newsletters 1967-1983



box 9, folder 6

Movimiento Revolucionario 8 de Octubre. Reports n.d.

box 10, folder 1

Movimiento Sindical de Trabajadores de la Secretaria de Agricultura y Recursos Hidraulicos. Newsletters ("La Semilla") 1983

box 10, folder 2

Movimiento Urbano Popular. Report and newsletter 1983

box 10, folder 3

Nicaragua. Newsletters, reports, flyers, and circulars; relates to solidarity with the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN) 1976-1986


Organizacion Comunista Proletaria. Newsletters ("Proletariado y Revolucion"). SEE: OVERSIZE FILE

box 10, folder 4

Organizacion de Izquierda Revolucionaria-Linea de Masas. Reports, by-laws, resolutions, leaflets, and clippings 1982-1984


Organizacion Revolucionaria del Proletariado

box 10, folder 5

General. Policy statement 1978

box 10, folder 6

"Camaradas". Newsletters 1980-1981

box 10, folder 7

Partido Accion Nacional. Clipping, pamphlets, periodicals 1979-1994

box 10, folder 8

Partido Comunista de Mexico (Marxista-Leninista). Newsletters, flyers and leaflet concerning Chiapas rebellion 1979-1994


Partido Comunista Mexicano

box 10, folder 9-11

General. Policy statements, circulars, discussion bulletins, correspondence, mimeograph memoir, reports, leaflets, and pamphlets 1921-1981

box 11, folder 1-9

Central Committee. Clippings, reports, policy statements, minutes, meeting material, newsletters, pamphlets, resolutions, circulars, declarations, flyers, and election material 1925-1982

box 12, folder 1-4

Central Committee

box 12, folder 5

Electoral activity. Clippings, flyers, schedule, and outline 1976



box 12, folder 6-9

General. Pamphlets, reports relating to strategy, and conference material 1957-1982

box 12, folder 10

Educational workers. Discussion material and a newsletter. SEE ALSO: PCM/University organizations, PCM/Youth movements/Juventud Comunista Mexicana, and Student movements; also OVERSIZE FILE

box 12, folder 11

Electrical workers. Flyers ca. 1975

box 12, folder 12

Railway workers. Pamphlets 1965-1986

box 12, folder 13

Textile workers. Newsletters, circular, and a pamphlet 1973


National Assembly

box 13, folder 1

General. Pamphlets and resolutions 1974



box 13, folder 2-5

National Congresses. Reports, resolutions, instructions, and clippings 1926-1944, 1977

box 13, folder 6

Political reform. Report, newsletter, and flyer 1964-ca. 1980


Regional organizations. Meeting material, circulars, reports, flyers, position statements, reports, agenda, clippings, letters, notes, and miscellany, SEE ALSO: OVERSIZE FILE 1958-1981.

box 13, folder 7

Baja California

box 13, folder 8


box 13, folder 9


box 13, folder 10


box 13, folder 11


box 13, folder 12


box 13, folder 13

Nuevo Leon

box 13, folder 14-15


box 13, folder 16


box 14, folder 1-6

Valle de Mexico (including the Federal District)

box 15, folder 1

Valle de Mexico

box 15, folder 2


box 15, folder 3-5

University organizations. Discussion material, position statements, circulars, reports, clippings, newsletters, notes, holograph and typescript studies, pamphlets, and resolutions, Primarily relates to the PCM group at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) 1972-1981.


Youth organizations

box 15, folder 6

General. Conference material, circular, report, and newsletter 1929-1981

box 16, folder 1-2

Juventud Comunista de Mexico. Serial issues, reports, bulletins, circulars, position statements, flyers, notes, conference material, and pamphlet 1967-1981

box 16, folder 3

Partido de la Clase Obrera Mexicana. Pamphlets, position papers, flyers, reports, circulars, and newsletters ( El Organizador Socialista) 1972-1977

box 16, folder 4

Partido de la Revolucion Democratica. Pamphlets 1990-1992

box 16, folder 5

Partido de la Revolucion Social. Position statements, conference material, flyers, pamphlets, reports, and newsletters 1985-1988

box 17, folder 1-2

Partido de los Pobres. Clippings, circulars, and a report; includes material relating to the kidnapping of A. Martinez Verdugo and Felix Bautista 1972-1986

box 17, folder 3

Partido del Pueblo Mexicano. Position papers, newsletters, and circulars, Includes material relating to the Partido Popular Socialista and the Union General de Obreros y Campesinos de Mexico 1975-1984.


Partido Mexicano de los Trabajadores

box 17, folder 4-11

General. Reports, policy statements, circulars, election material, letter, pamphlets, clippings, meeting material, newsletters, flyers, cartoons, forms, and miscellany; includes material relating to PEMEX, women, youth, economics, education, agrarian activities, and regional groups in Puebla, Mexico and D.F. 1975-1985

box 18, folder 1-4


box 18, folder 5-7

Insurgencia Popular 1973-1983

box 19, folder 1

Insurgencia Popular 1983-1985



box 19, folder 2-4

"Semanario," 1982-1984

box 20, folder 1

"Semanario," 1984-1985


Partido Obrero Socialista. SEE: OVERSIZE FILE

box 20, folder 2

Partido Popular Socialista. Conference material, position papers, reports, poems, newsletters, electoral platform, flyers, serial issue, pamphlets, and by-laws, Includes material relating to Juventud Popular Socialista 1934-1976.


Partido Proletario. Voz Proletaria. SEE: OVERSIZE FILE


Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores. NOTE: The PRT resulted from a succession of fusions involving the Grupo Comunista Internacionalista (GCI), the Liga Comunista Internacional (LCI), and the Liga Socialista (LS). In general, material which spans these changes, particularly serials, has been arranged here, while earlier material may also be found under separate headings for the predecessor organizations

box 20, folder 3-4

General. Newsletters, circulars, policy statements, reports, election materials, declarations, discussion bulletins, minutes, flyers, leaflets, pamphlets, clippings, and resolutions 1971-1987

box 21, folder 1-2




box 21, folder 3-4

La Internacional. Newsletters 1969-1977

box 35, folder 5

Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). Pamphlets containing party documents and material concerning the presidential candidacies of Luis Donaldo Colosio and Ernesto Zedillo 1993-1994

box 21, folder 5

Partido Revolucionario Obrero. Voz Obrera 1968-1971

box 21, folder 6

Partido Revolucionario Obrero Clandestino Union del Pueblo-Frente Nacional Democratico Popular. Policy statements, circulars, and a report on political repression 1977-1983

box 22, folder 1

Partido Socialista de los Trabajadores. Conference material, program statements, resolutions, press release, flyers, reports, and by-laws 1973-1981

box 22, folder 2

Partido Socialista Revolucionario. Newsletters, program statements, resolutions, bulletins, speeches and writings, agenda and minutes, flyers, pamphlets, and clipping 1974-1980

box 22, folder 3-4

Partido Socialista Unificado de Mexico. Reports, policy statements, declarations, leaflets, meeting material, resolutions, flyers, newsletters, election material, letters, forms, serial issues, circulars, clippings, agenda, pamphlets, and miscellany, Includes material relating to the history of the party, conferences, and regional organizations 1982-1987.

box 23, folder 1-5

Partido Socialista Unificado de Mexico

box 24, folder 1-8

Partido Socialista Unificado de Mexico

box 25, folder 1-4

Partido Socialista Unificado de Mexico

box 26, folder 1-4

Partido Socialista Unificado de Mexico

box 27, folder 1-2

Partido Socialista Unificado de Mexico

box 27, folder 3

Politics and government. Election reports, press releases, speeches by Carlos Salinas de Gortari, and clippings 1975-1992

box 27, folder 4-6

Prisoners and human rights. Reports, policy statements, by-laws, printed articles, clipping, lists, circulars, flyers, pamphlet, agenda, and speeches, Primarily material relating to conferences of the Foro Nacional por la Amnistia General y la Presentacion de los Desaparecidos Politicos, 1969-1983 1969-1983.

box 27, folder 7

Railways. Financial reports for the Mexican Railway Company, Ltd., and a photocopy of a book by Antonio E. Vera entitled Arena en los Zapatos 1943-1954

box 28, folder 1

Recuento. Serial issues of Recuento 1979-1980

box 28, folder 2

"Socialismo Obrero". Newsletters 1974

box 28, folder 3

Student movements. Conference material, circulars, program statements, newsletters, resolutions, pamphlets, bulletins, and flyers 1966-1978

box 28, folder 4

Union de Lucha Revolucionaria. Newsletters 1982-1984

box 28, folder 5

Union del Pueblo. Policy statements, report, pamphlet, and circulars 1976-1979

box 28, folder 6

Union Nacional de Izquierda Revolucionaria. Policy statements and a leaflet ca. 1985


University organizations

box 28, folder 7

Federacion de Sindicatos de Trabajadores Universitarios (FSTU). Newsletters, flyers, program statements, and resolutions 1978

box 28, folder 8

Sindicato Unico Nacional de Trabajadores Universitarios (SUNTU). Meeting material, speech, pamphlets, and newsletters 1979-1980

box 29, folder 1

Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero. Policy statements, circulars, and flyers, Primarily relates to the Union Sindical de Catedraticos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero 1979-1980.


Universidad Autonoma de Puebla

box 29, folder 2

General. Flyers and leaflets n.d.


Sindicato Unico de Trabajadores de Universidad Autonoma de Puebla

box 29, folder 3-5

General. Policy statements, reports, contracts, meeting material, by-laws, petitions, pamphlets, circulars, clippings, agenda, and flyers 1973-1987

box 30, folder 1-6


box 30, folder 7

Corriente Renovacion Social. Flyers, circulars, and miscellany 1986

box 30, folder 8

Corriente Sindical Roja. Policy statements, circulars, and newsletters 1976-1977

box 30, folder 9

Tendencia Sindical Democratica. Policy statements, report, circulars, and newsletters 1976-1978

box 31, folder 1-2

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana. Conference material, newsletters, reports, and flyers, Relates to the PCM and the Sindicato Independiente de Trabajadores de la Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana 1976-1977.

box 31, folder 3

Universidad de las Americas. Sindicato de Trabajadores y Empleados de la Universidad de las Americas. Circulars and flyers 1976


Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

box 31, folder 4-5

General. Includes material relating to FSTU, SUNTU, STEUNAM, SPAUNAM, and STUNAM. Policy statements, reports, resolutions, by-laws, circulars, flyers, pamphlets, meeting material, newsletters, and miscellany 1972-1986

box 31, folder 6-8

Sindicato del Personal Academico de la UNAM (SPAUNAM). Policy statements, circulars, by-laws, newsletters, contracts, reports, bulletins, meeting material, clippings, pamphlets, flyers, and miscellany 1973-1977

box 32, folder 1-4

Sindicato del Personal Academico de la UNAM (SPAUNAM)

box 33, folder 1-3

Sindicato del Personal Academico de la UNAM (SPAUNAM)

box 33, folder 4-5

Sindicato de Trabajadores y Empleados de la UNAM (STEUNAM). Clippings, bulletins, circulars, meeting material, and newsletters 1967-1975

box 33, folder 6

Sindicato de Trabajadores de la UNAM (STUNAM). Policy statements, meeting material, reports, circulars, flyers, newsletters, bulletins, clippings, by-laws, pamphlets, and budgets 1974-1982

box 34, folder 1-6

Sindicato de Trabajadores de la UNAM (STUNAM)

box 35, folder 1-2

Sindicato de Trabajadores de la UNAM (STUNAM)

box 35, folder 3

Sindicato de Trabajadores de la UNAM (STUNAM). Delegacion de la Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociales. Position papers, circulars, by-laws, pamphlet, reports, and newsletters, SEE ALSO: OVERSIZE FILE 1976-1981.

box 35, folder 4

World War II. Flyers, leaflets, clippings, letters, newsletters, reports, circulars, press releases, and miscellany, Primarily anti-fascist material SEE ALSO: OVERSIZE FILE 1941-1943.


OVERSIZE FILE 1931-1988.

Scope and Contents note

Flyers, handbills, and serial issues; primarily Trotskyist and communist publications
box 36

Primarily Trotskyist and communist publications

box 37

Primarily Trotskyist and communist publications

box 38

Primarily Trotskyist and communist publications

box 39

Primarily Trotskyist and communist publications



Scope and Contents note

Five rolls of microfilm, one phonorecord, and two maps showing land ownership in portions of Mexico
oversize Microfilm cabinet

Five rolls of microfilm. Serials include El Machete, Tierra, Teoria, La Correspondance Internationale; subjects include education, agrarian issues, and politics in Yucatan. Itemized list available

oversize Phonorecord cabinet

One phonorecord entitled Mexico, Days of Struggle 1973

oversize Map cabinet

Two maps relating to land ownership