MINNEAPOLIS, USA. July 21, 2020 – East View Information Services, in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), is pleased to announce the release of Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers, the latest Open Access collection produced as part of the East View Global Press Archive’s CRL Alliance.
For this collection, CRL advisors have selected a number of newspapers published in Mexico during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – a tumultuous time in Mexico’s history. The Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers collection traces the evolution of Mexico during this pivotal period and provides rare documentation of the dramatic events of this era, including coverage of Mexican partisan politics, yellow press, political and social satire, as well as local, regional, national and international news.
Most of the titles in the Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers collection are from the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, a renowned research library at the University of Texas at Austin for area studies on Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the Latino presence in the United States.
The Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers collection will ultimately include approximately 1,000 titles from Mexico’s pre-independence, independence and revolutionary periods (1807-1929). There are currently close to 135,000 pages from 477 titles on platform and more will be added throughout the rest of the year.
Once digitization for all titles in this collection is complete, MARC records will be available though CRL’s catalog, and also OCLC’s WorldCat database and as a Knowledge Base collection through Collection Manager.
Open Access to Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers (gpa.eastview.com/crl/irmn) is made possible through the generous support of the Center for Research Libraries and its member institutions as part of the East View Global Press Archive’s CRL Alliance. This collection is the third of six Open Access collections planned through the CRL Alliance. Previous collections are Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers (gpa.eastview.com/crl/lqrcn) and Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers (gpa.eastview.com/crl/mena).
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