Title:Selection of materials from a collection on Liga Nacional Defensora de la Libertad Religiosa and the Cristero Rebellion: Mexico,
Creator/Contributor:Palomar y Vizcarra, Miguel., creator
Creator/Contributor:Olivera de Bonfil, Alicia.
Palomar assembled and maintained this collection, which contains letters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and other records
on the rise of the rebellion, organization of La Liga Nacional Defensora de la Libertad Religiosa, course of the revolt, and
the aftermath of defeat. The Cristero Rebellion, rural based, had its intellectual inspiration and leadership from the city.
Palomar reflects the city view in contrast to the peasant leaders who did the fighting. The Palomar group carried on a bitter
debate with other lay Catholics and the hierarchy during the 1930's and 1940's concerning these events; this debate is included
in the collection : The 62 reels of microfilm also contain the correspondence of the leaders of the Cistero Rebellion against
the Mexican Government during the 1926-1929 period.
Subject:Liga Nacional Defensora de la Libertad Religiosa (Mexico)
Cristero Rebellion, 1926-1929
Wilkie, James W. and Edna Monzón de. México Visto en el Siglo XX. (Mexico, 1969). Pp. 411-490. Related publication based on
oral histories, includes an interview with Palomar.
Originals in: the Archivo Histórico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 8̊ piso Edificio Biblioteca Central, Ciudad
Universitaria, México 20, D.F.
Finding aid available.
The 62 reels in Bancroft are a copy of an original microfilm made by Alicia Olivera Sedano for the Archivo del Departamento
de Investigaciones Históricas del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.
Since Palomar's death in 1968, the original Palomar collection, of which the above 62 reels is a part, is now maintained at
the Archivo Histórico of the National University of Mexico.
62 microfilm reels : negative (Rich. 376:14-379:15) and positive.
BANC MSS M-B 16 FILM