Revolutionary Mexico in Newspapers 1900-1929: Guide to the Microfilm Set




Benavides, Adán
McAlester, Agnes L.

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Benson Latin American Collection


The University of Texas at Austin General Libraries and its Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection have preserved on microfilm 227,930 pages from 560 Mexican newspaper titles which date primarily from 1900 to 1929. The project, which ran from October 2000 through September 2002, was supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PA-23563-00). The majority of the newspapers (326, 58.2%) were published in the Distrito Federal; but a substantial number (234, 41.8%) were published in Mexican cities from twenty-eight states. Of particular interest are the titles that were published during the pivotal decade of the Mexican Revolution, 1910 through 1919, many of which are from cities other than Mexico City. These newspaper issues are rarely held in U.S. libraries, and some are uniquely held in the Benson Collection - 489 newspaper titles in this set came from its holdings. The Library of Congress, Tulane University, Harvard University, and Boston Public Library provided other titles and supplementary issues. Tulane University alone supplied 61 unique titles, principally newspapers from Chiapas and Yucatán. The Library of Congress lent several unique titles as well as many supplementary issues, especially from the Distrito Federal. Well-known, long-running newspapers were omitted from the project if they were available on microfilm through U.S. research institutions. The arrangement of the newspapers within the microfilm is alphabetical by state and city thereunder (reels 1 to 125) with newspapers published in the Distrito Federal following (125 to 344). Addenda and errata appear in reel 345. This guide follows that arrangement and also contains an alphabetical list of the titles, which serves as an index to the newspapers. The reel and frame number in the alphabetical list refers to the first issue microfilmed and, if applicable, to the reel of addenda and errata; different newspapers with the same title are listed separately. The microfilm is available for purchase or through interlibrary loan.



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