Violetas del Anáhuac was a feminist weekly that emerged during the government of Mexican President Porfirio Díaz. Supporting Positivism, the weekly advocated for the instruction of women to promote “progress” and motherhood.
To mark the Benson’s centennial, this exhibition looks at knowledge production from different communities in the Americas. Special attention is paid to community stories, craftwork, harvest and subsistence, medicine, and flora and fauna.
Broadsides and circulars that relate primarily to the history and politics in Mexico, particularly the Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821) and the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920).
Collection of Mexican satiric penny press publications for workers, many of which were illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada.
These assignments provide opportunities for students to learn and explore a few key concepts central to language documentation and description with real primary language documentation data from a 1977-1984 project studying lexical and morphosyntactic variation across the many Indigenous Mixtec (Otomanguean; Mexico) languages.
Manuscripts and archives acquired by Genaro García, Mexican historian, educator, lawyer, politician, and bibliophile, relating primarily to the history, politics, and culture of Mexico from the 16th-20th centuries, including archives of prominent Mexican political figures.
Materials documenting activities of the Catholic Church in Mexico from 1580-1890, including original official documents and transcripts.
Personal archives of Guillermo Dupaix, military captain and pioneer archaeologist, including correspondence, literary productions, and official documents concerning his archaeological expeditions in Mexico.
Photographs and other images, mostly from the 19th century, of people and scenes in Mexico.
Printed ephemera , some of which are illustrated, mostly discussing topics related to the Mexican Revolution.