This collection consists of manuscript documents in Spanish and Nahuatl from the town of Tulancingo (Hidalgo, Mexico). The
documents consist primarily of civil litigation case files, but also include a small amount of criminal case files and several
government printed broadsides.
This collection of manuscripts was in the private collection of John H. Grepe of Dallas, Texas from approximately 1957 to
1975. In September 1975, Grepe sold the items as one collection to Gene Hanrahan, president of R & D Books of Salisbury,
North Carolina. In August 1977, this same collection was sold via Libros Latinos of Los Angeles, California to the University
of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). In August 1981, more Tulancingo manuscripts were acquired by UCLA from Howard Karno Books,
Inc. and added to the collection.
8 boxes (4 linear ft.)
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.