The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 95, July 1991 - April, 1992 Page: 410
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Southwestern Hzstorical Quarterly
Three major collections relating to the history of Mexico in the nine-
teenth century have been acquired by the Special Collections Division
of the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. The collections were
acquired through the generous support of the UT System Board of Re-
gents, the Sid W. Richardson Foundation of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs.
Jenkins Garrett, Ms. Maritza Arrigunaga, and Mr. and Mrs. Franklin
Madis. The collections include: The Pe6n Family Papers, which date from
1833-1933 and consist of thirty boxes of material. The collection con-
tains the business and personal correspondence of Sim6n Pe6n Cano
(18o8-1869) and his family, as well as the administrative records of ha-
ciendas owned by the family. The Manuel Gonzdlez Papers date from
1866-1892 and include six boxes of material reflecting the political,
military, and business career of Gonzalez. Gonzalez, born in 1833, was
one of the more influential individuals in Mexico during the last half of
the nineteenth century. He was a prominent liberal who fought beside
Benito Juirez to expel the French in the 186os and he joined Porfirio
Diaz to overthrow the conservative national government during the
1870s. He held a number of positions in Mexico and was elected presi-
dent in 188o. Although not his presidential papers, these papers in-
clude military records for some of the key campaigns the liberal forces
under Gonzalez and Diaz waged against the conservative elements in
the country. They also include much on his governorship. The Jose Sala-
zar Ilarregz Papers date from November 1866-July 1867 and include
two boxes of material. The papers document Salazar's second term as
Emperor Maximilian's Imperial Commissioner for Yucatan and his un-
successful attempts to hold Merida, Yucatan's capital, against the at-
tacks of the Republican army under Gen. Manuel Cepeda Peraza. Ad-
ditionally, the papers reflect the civil and judicial administration of the
Imperial government in Yucatan before its collapse.
The Special Collections Divison actively collects historical materials
that reflect the history of Texas, Mexico from 18 lo- 1920, the Mexican-
American War of 1846-1848, and the cartographic history of Texas, the
Southwest, and the Gulf of Mexico region. For more information about
these collections contact Gerald Saxon, Special Collections Division,
UTA Libraries, Box 19497, Arlington 76019; 817/273-3393.
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