Finding Aid for the Roque Sáenz Peña Scrapbooks, ca. 1910-1914
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Title: Roque Sáenz Peña Scrapbooks,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1910-1914
Collection number: 1413
Creator: Sáenz Peña, Roque, 1851-1914
9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
Abstract: Roque Sáenz Peña (1851-1914) co-founded the journal,
Sud America, served as Argentina's foreign minister (1890), and was elected president of Argentina in 1910. His major contribution was
reform of Argentinian electoral laws (1912). The collection consists of scrapbooks related to Peña's candidacy (1909-10) and
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
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Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
The collection was assembled by Estanislao Severo Zeballos (1854-1923), an Argentine statesman and intellectual.
[Identification of item], Roque Sáenz Peña Scrapbooks (Collection 1413). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, UCLA.
Roque Sáenz Peña was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1851; graduated from law school, 1875; he was one of the founders
of the journal,
Sud America; became Argentina's foreign minister in 1890; retired from public life during his father's presidency of Argentina (1892-95);
returned to politics in 1895 and was elected president of Argentina in 1910; his major contribution was reform of Argentinian
electoral laws in 1912; retired from the presidency for health reasons in 1913 and died the following year.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of scrapbooks related to the candidacy (1909-10) and presidency (1910-13) of Argentinian president Roque
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged in the following series:
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sáenz Peña, Roque, 1851-1914.
Argentina. President (1910-1914: Sáenz Peña).
Argentina--Politics and government, 1910-1943.
Genres and Forms of Material
Other Index Terms Related to this Collection
Zeballos, Estanislao Severo, 1854-1923.
Physical Description: (2 vol.)
Box 1, Volumes 1-2
Correspondence and clippings concerning candidacy for presidency.
Volumes 1 and 3 are missing.
Box 2, Volume 2
Correspondence, invitations, clippings concerning early days of tenure.
Box 2, Volume 4
Correspondence, clippings, reports on inauguration, speculations on governmental plans, reactions abroad.
Box 3, Volume 5
Clippings, reports on social activities, possibility of changes in agricultural policy.
Box 3, Volume 6
Clippings concerning possible strikes, reports on commerce, congratulatory messages on president's 60th birthday.
Box 4, Volume 7
Clippings concerning presidential trips within country, deliberations on trade, relations with other Latin American countries.
Box 5, Volume 9
Clippings on day-to-day activities of president, relations with Chile, reports on discussions of electoral reforms, possible
visit of Alphonso XIII to Argentina and Saenz Peña's trip to Spain and other European countries.
Box 5, Volume 10
Clippings concerning illness of president, social notes, purchase of presidential yacht.
Box 6, Volume 11
Cartoons, mostly from
Ultima Hora and
Box 6, Volume 12
Clippings on Hague Conference, references to reorganization of diplomatic service, Italian obituary of President Saenz Peña
Nuova Antologia (September 1914), earlier (1910) clippings on presidential appointments, obituary from
La Nacion dated August 9, 1914, reports on his imminent death from various Spanish papers, reaction to his death at home and abroad,
funeral preparations and burial, sample of card sent out by family of president..
Box 7, Volume 12
Cartoons mostly from
(This is another volume numbered 12)
Box 8, Volume 13
Cartoons from various Argentine publications, predominantly
Box 8, Volume 14
Clippings on negotiations with deputies on pending legislation, social notes, concerns about educational reform.
Box 9, Volume 15
Clippings on legislation on justice and education, local trips of president, reports on president's health, various medical
opinions, difficulties in cabinet because of president's medical leave.
Box 9, Volume 16
Clippings on consultation about budget, reports on ministers' visits to presidential palace, reports of presidential illness,
rumors of resignation.
Box 10, Volume 17
Clippings and cartoons from
Ultima Hora and
Box 10, Volume 18