LARRP Supports Digitization of Post-Revolutionary Mexican Materials

B.A. Roque Estrada's October 6, 1917 letter to Gen. Alvaro Obregón reiterating their friendship

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Judy Alspach -

Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) supported a collaborative project between the University of New Mexico and the Fideicomiso Archivo Plutarco Elías Calles and Fernando Torreblanca (FAPECFT) in Mexico City to digitize over 300,000 images from FAPECFT. Of these, over 10,000 documents dating from 1909-1980 are now available via University of New Mexico Digital Collections. Bilingual (English/Spanish) subjects and descriptions make these materials accessible to a broad audience.

This collection documents political, military, religious, and labor history in post-revolutionary Mexico and is a rich resource for scholars and students. The collaboration between UNM and FAPECFT also models a partnership between Latin American and U.S. institutions to provide open access resources on a scale that rivals commercial endeavors.

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