INVENTORY OF THE MEXICAN PRINT COLLECTION, 1826-1851

Finding aid prepared by Oscar Sanchez Hernandez
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collections
University Library, Room 5039
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3895
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
©2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: Mexican Prints Collection,
Dates: 1826-1851
Collection Number: "Consult repository."
Collector: Lauerhass, Ludwig
Extent: 1 box, [.25 linear ft]
Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room 5039
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
Abstract: The Mexican Print collection ranging from 1826-1851 consist of leaflets and broadsides pertaining to religious, social, and political themes from Mexico’s post-independence period. The content of the collection is made up of prints from Mexico’s iconic 19th-century printer and publisher, Luis Abadiano y Valdés. The collection presents a view of Mexican elite culture of post-independence Mexico that emphasizes the importance of religion, culture, and politics.
Language: Collection material is in Spanish

Administration Information

Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], MEXICAN PRINT COLLECTION, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were donated by Ludwig Lauerhass in 2014.

Processing Information

Materials processed by Oscar Sanchez Hernandez in 2014.

Biography

Ludwig Lauerhass is an emeritus librarian and history professor at UCLA.

Scope and Content

The Mexican Print collection ranges from 1826-1851 and includes broadsides and leaflets printed by Mexico’s historic publishing house, Abadiano y Valdes. The content highlights Mexico’s post-independence themes; religion, politics, and class. It also showcases Spanish and European literary influences on 18th century Mexico’s social economic elite.
The collection includes broadsides and leaflets displaying Catholic traditions that include orations, celebratory sonnets, ballads, and ejaculatory prayers for; Christ, St. Cecilia, St. Joseph, St. Alenjo, and St. James Matamoros (St. James the Moor-Slayer).
The collection also highlights European influence in Elite Mexican culture through literature. Within the collection there are Spanish romance ballads like ‘Verdadero Romance De Lucinda Y Belardoand“ and “Nueva Relacion, en que se da cuenta de los notables arrojos y valientes arrestos que hizo Doña Josefa Ramirez, natural de la ciudad de Valencia, y felicidad con que salio de todos ellos” that perpetuate Spanish influence and values to Mexican elites within post-independence Mexico. The collection also includes affluent classical literature that can give an overview on what elite Mexican citizens read such as Pietro Metastasio’s sacred drama, “Isaac, Figura del redento. Drama Sagrado De Metastasio” and a monologue from Shakespeare’s “Othello”.
The bulk of the collection is dedicated to Mexico’s social and political conflicts. The satirical poem “El Currutaco Por Alambique”, by Manuel Gomez Marin reflects the tension between Europeans and Mexicans as well as social and racial hierarchy in Mexico. The highlight of the collection are the fourteen volumes of post-independence liberal periodical, “El Quebrantahuesos”. “El Quebrantahuesos” aimed to satirize the prominent conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, advocacy of conservatism and Catholicism by invoking the enlightenment.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series:
  • Series I. Religious leaflets and broadsides.
  • Series II. Literature.

Indexing Terms

Subjects

Broadside--Mexican--1826-1851.
Mexico--Race relations--History--18th century.
Mexico--Politics and government--1827--Periodicals.
Mexico--Religion--16th century.
Mexico--Periodicals.
Spanish ballads
Spanish literature.
Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782. Isaac, Figura Del Redento Drama Sagrado. Libretto. Spanish
Saints--Cult--Spain.
Satirical poetry

Personal Names

Lauerhass, Ludwig
Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782
Abadiano y Valdés, Luis
Manuel Gomez, Marin

Corporate Names

Imprenta de Luis Abadiano y Valdes

Geographic Names

Mexico (City)


Container List

 

Series I. Religious leaflets and broadsides, ca. 1847

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Series includes Catholic broadsides and leaflets from early post independence Mexico.
Box 1, Folder 1

Cecilia; Broadside, 1847

Note

Oration broadside used for St. Cecilia’s procession. Printed in Mexico.
Box 1, Folder 2

Oracion : Broadside, n.d.

Note

Act of contrition oration. Printed in Mexico. (3 copies).
Box 1, Folder 3

Soneto; Broadside, n.d.

Note

Broadside containing a Soneto celebrating the life of St. James Matamoros (St. James the Moor-Slayer). Printed in Mexico.
Box 1, Folder 4

Octava; Broadside, n.d.

Note

Oration for St. Joseph. Printed in Mexico by Luis Abadiano.
 

Series II. Literature, 1826-1851

Physical Description: 20 folders

Scope and Content Note

20 literary leaflets from early post independence Mexico.
Box 1, Folder 5

Unipersonal De Otelo, O Moro De Venecia; Leaflet, 1839

Note

Spanish ballad written for the legend of Doña Josefa Ramirez of Valencia, in two parts. Printed in Mexico by Lus Abadiano Y Valdes, Calle De Santo Domingo Num, 12. (4 copies).
Box 1, Folder 6

Nueva Relacion, en que se da cuenta de los notables arrojos y valientes arrestos que hizo Doña Josefa Ramirez, natural de la ciudad de Valencia, y felicidad con que salio de todos ellos. Con todo lo demas que veria el curioso; Parte Una y Dos; Leaflet, 1851

Note

Monologue from Shakespeare’s Othello. Printed in Mexico by Luis Abadiano.
Box 1, Folder 7

El Enamorado De Cristo; Leaflet, 1840

Note

Part one of the sacred Spanish ballad, “El Enamorado De Cristo”. Printed in Mexico City by Luis Abadiano Y Valdes. (5 copies).
Box 1, Folder 8

Verdadera Relacion de la Prodigiosa Vida y Dichosa Muerte del Buenaventuraro San Alenjo; Leaflet, 1851

Note

Part one, of the sacred Spanish ballad for St. Alenjo. Printed in Mexico City by Luis Abadiano at las Escalerillas, No. 13. (2 Copies).
Box 1, Folder 9

El Curutaco Por Alambique; Leaflet, 1851

Note

El Currutaco Por Alambique was a satirical ballad by Manule Gomez Marin that reflected the tension between Europeans and Mexicans as well as social hierarchy in Mexico during the end of the 1700’s. Leaflet is a reprint by Luis Abadiano at Calle Santo Domingo No. 12 in 1851.
Box 1, Folder 10

Verdadero Romance De Lucinda Y Belardo; Leaflet, 1851

Note

Spanish romance ballad of star crossed lovers. Ballad depicts a love affair between the daughter of a Sultan of Constantinople and a Christian slave. Printed in Mexico, by Lus Abadiano at Calle de las Escalerillas No. 13.
Box 1, Folder 11

Isaac, Figura del redento. Drama Sagrado De Metastasio, Traducido Del Italiano; Leaflet, 1850

Note

Part one of "Isaac as Redeemer" the sacred drama in music by Pietro Metastasio. Printed in Mexico by Luis Abadiano Y Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 12

El Quebrantahuesos No. 1; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 1 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 13

El Quebrantahuesos No. 2; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 2 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 14

El Quebrantahuesos No. 3; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 3 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 15

El Quebrantahuesos No. 4; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 4 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 16

El Quebrantahuesos No. 6; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 6 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 17

El Quebrantahuesos No. 4; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 7 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 18

El Quebrantahuesos No. 8; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 8 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 19

El Quebrantahuesos No. 12; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 12 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 20

El Quebrantahuesos No. 13; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 13 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 21

El Quebrantahuesos No. 18; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 18 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 22

El Quebrantahuesos No. 19; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 19 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 23

El Quebrantahuesos No. 20; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 20 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 24

El Quebrantahuesos No. 21; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Issue No. 21 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.
Box 1, Folder 25

El Quebrantahuesos, Supplement No. 1; Leaflet, 1827

Note

Supplement No.1 of Post-independence Mexican periodical “El Quebrantahuesos”, that satirized the conservative periodical, “Hay Va Ese Hueso De Roer”, attempts to re-established and promote good Catholicism in post-independence Mexico. Printed in Mexico by Alejandro Valdes.