Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Pedro Villaseñor political papers
mssVillaseñor  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (61.65 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
The papers consist of materials that Pedro Villaseñor, a Mexican Roman Catholic nationalist, created and assembled that document the troubled church-state relations of Mexico and their effect in Los Angeles, chiefly in the 1930s.
Background
Pedro Villaseñor was born on October 29, 1907 in Coeneo, Michoacán, Mexico. Villaseñora, a Mexican Roman Catholic nationalist, was the Los Angeles leader of the Sinarquistas, a staunchly right-wing, nationalistic, and Roman Catholic organization. Before he worked with the Sinarquistas (which were founded in 1937 in León), he worked with the Asociación Católica de la Juventud Mexicana (founded in Mexico in 1913) in Los Angeles, and he established the Comité Popular de la Defensa Mexicana in Los Angeles in 1935. These too were Mexican right-wing Roman Catholic organizations opposed to the Mexican government's suppression of Roman Catholic practice and education. These activities reflect the impact of Mexico's Cristero War in Los Angeles, for Villaseñor's correspondents clearly had Cristero sympathies.
Extent
3 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site.