Historic documents and information that include the Spanish Colonial Missions Collection, the María Antonietta Berriozábal Collection, the Mexican American Collection, among others. Make an appointment with OLLU library staff to see items in person.
This archival collection contains approximately 38,000 non-circulating items, including documents, books, maps, letters and other artifacts, pertaining to the Republic of Texas, history of Texas, San Antonio, and the Alamo.
The Dupee Collection offers nearly 200 broadsides published after the Mexican republic secured its independence in 1821. Chronicled within the broadsides are Mexican partisan politics, religious and anti-clerical debates, popular literature and drama, domestic revolutions and armed conflict with the United States. Most are Spanish-language sources written by Mexican citizens and published in Mexico.
The Institute of Oral History was established in 1972 for the purpose of "preserving the history of the region adjacent to the Rio Grande both in the United States and in Mexico." Since that time, the Institute has built one of the largest border-related oral history collections in the United States. While an emphasis has been on the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez region, the collection also contains interviews dealing with the history of communities all along the U.S.-Mexico border. These materials cover a wide range of subjects, spanning social, economic, political, cultural and artistic concerns.
Digitized broadsides, pamphlets, and prints by Mexican artist and printer José Guadalupe Posada. Subject matter includes stories, politics, religious events, and folklore. From Stanford Libraries digital collections.
This digital collection from SMU's DeGolyer Library contains many items related to the Mexican Revolution. Each item includes any information and details about Mexico and Mexican history that are available.
146 photographs and postcards related to Leonor Villegas de Magnón’s personal life, political activism with the international relief service La Cruz Blanca (the White Cross), and the Mexican Revolution. Photographs highlight her pioneering work along the Mexico-Texas border as well as her relationships with fellow activists, participants of the Revolution, and friends and family. From the University of Houston Digital Library.
A digital collection of the first books printed in the Americas (Mexico and Peru) before 1601. These monographs are very important because they represent the first printing in the New World and provide primary sources for scholarly studies in a variety of academic fields. Includes documents in Spanish, Huastec, Latin, Mixtec, Nahuatl, Otomi, Tarascan, and Zapotec.
Free online database that includes full transcriptions of over 1500 Spanish pronumciamientos. Often defined as 'revolt', the pronunciamiento was a written protest/petition, generally drafted as a list of grievances or demands, signed by a group of individuals and/or corporate body (high-ranking officers, town council officials, villagers, members of a particular garrison, Indian pueblo, etc.) that could result in an armed rebellion if the government did not attend to them.
Includes documents from Relaciones Geograficas collection about the Spanish conquest of Middle America dating from 1578-1586; documentary photographs of daily life in Chihuahuan village in 1983; documents from the 2001 Zapatista "Marcha por dignidads;" and more.
The Taller de Gráfica Popular (known as TGP) was founded 1937 by the talented Mexican artists Leopoldo Méndez, Luis Arenal, and Pablo O'Higgins. The TGP became the first self-supporting art workshop in Mexico to create and publish their own work. Their work had a variety of objectives; some overtly political, some comic, and some artistic. From Princeton University Digital Library.
The Texas Slavery Project examines the spread of American slavery into the borderlands between Mexico and the United States during the 1820s to the 1850s. Includes interactive maps, a searchable slave and slaveholder statistical database, and primary documents such as correspondence, newspaper articles, constitutions, legal documents, and laws.
Digital collections including a digitized edition of The Account and Commentaries of Governor Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca. Spanish conquistador Cabeza de Vaca was shipwrecked in 1528 on what is now Galveston Island and was the first European to explore what is now Texas and the Southwest. Also, a behind the scenes look at the making of the television miniseries Lonesome Dove and documents relating to the Branch Davidians of Waco.
Digital collection includes text and images of Texas constitutions from 1824-1876, papers of Justice Tom C. Clark relating to some of the most important Supreme Court cases of the 20th century, description of the Justices of Texas from 1836-1986, and more.
Digitized collections from the Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) Library and the UTSA Libraries include Hemisfair '68, Contemporary Indians of Texas, San Antonio Light photographs, San Antonio River Authority, Mexican manuscripts, UTSA history and much more.
A collection of digitized photographs taken by John Davidson Wheelan, one of the many newspaper and magazine reporters and photographers who covered the Mexican Revolution. From Texas A&M University Libraries.
Comprehensive full image coverage of U.S. Congressional publications 1789-present, including hearings, prints, reports, Serial Set maps, bills and laws, Congressional Record, Congressional Research Service Reports, and information on Congressional members and committees. Updated daily.
DNSA contains a wealth of significant primary documents relating to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945 obtained through the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Divided into 53 collections on Cuba, Mexico, South and Central America, Afghanistan, the former Soviet Union, South Africa, Iran, China, Korea, Vietnam, Philippines and other areas. Documents include memos, diplomatic dispatches, meeting notes, independent reports, briefing papers, White House communications, emails, and confidential letters. Also see National Security Archive.
The digital facsimile of Foreign Relations of the United States is a project of the University of Wisconsin - Madison Libraries in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries. This is an incomplete run from 1861 - 1960 with missing volumes being added as they can be acquired and processed.
The official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Available in a web-based edition or downloadable e-book edition. Search within the volumes or browse them by administration. From the 1800s through the Reagan Administration. Department of State, Office of the Historian.
CFR's Latin America Studies program brings relevant issues to the forefront of research, public debate, and policy discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing the Western Hemisphere. It will stimulate public dialogue and contribute to a better understanding of how the United States might invest in constructive ties with the region. Current projects focus on Brazil, Mexico, Globalization and Democracy, and Cuba.