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Finding Aid to the Silvestre Terrazas Papers, [ca. 1883-1944]
BANC MSS M-B 18  
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Description
Contains not only excellent files of his own newspapers, but a mass of letters and documents concerning his most active years, especially beginning with the 1910 election. Among his correspondents were such men as Miguel and Vito Alessio Robles, Venustiano Carranza, Felipe Angeles, Governor Fidel Avila of Chihuahua, the Banco Nacional de Mexico, Plutarco Elias Calles, Enrique C. Creel, Ignacio C. Enriquez, Adolfo de la Huerta, Ricardo Flores Magon, and literally hundreds of others, many of national stature.

Pt. I: correspondence; drafts and copies of newspaper articles, columns and editorials; accounts; clippings; pictures; and personalia. Mainly concerning his newspaper career as editor of El Correo de Chihuahua, Mexico, and La Patria, El Paso, Texas; his role in the Mexican revolutionary movement; and political positions held in Pancho Villa's government. Pt. II: papers of the Banco Minero de Chihuahua, 1882-1915. MICROFILM USE ONLY. MSS. VERY FRAGILE.
Background
Silvestre Terrazas was born in Chihuahua on December 31, 1873. During the 1870s and 1880s, Mexico was largely controlled by the military clique and the great landowners, and Don Silvestre, as a member of one of the most distinguished families in Chihuahua, was well educated both at home and in Mexico City. In 1896 he began his long newspaper career with the publication of La Revista Católica and La Lira Chihuahuense, both of which were sponsored by the Bishop of Chihuahua. Three years later he founded the short-lived El Correo de Chihuahua, and in 1902, reorganizing his assets, he combined all three papers into the successful El Correo de Chihuahua.
Extent
Number of containers: Part I: 120 boxes, and 4 oversize folders Part II: 10 boxes
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. However, the original manuscripts in Part II are fragile. Use microfilm only.