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Arranged. Collection is arranged in 7 series.
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, lists, and subject files of the Mexican Communist Party (Partido Comunista Mexicano) from the 1950s. Included are organizational records of the national party as well as many local groups, and folders on a great range of topics including workers in the petroleum industry, teachers, relations with other national communist parties, finances, front groups, factionalism within the party, party conferences, party history, and biographical data.
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Other Finding Aids
The current finding aid contains folder level descriptions from the Legacy Finding aid. The PDF document also contains research reports (An Introduction to The Papers of the Mexican Communist Party; Tentative Report on study of Seized Mexican Communist Documents) written by Daniel James in 1962 under the auspices of the Twentieth Century Fund. For more detailed frame range description within each folder, please consult the legacy finding aid for additional descriptions. The current folder level description finding aid was encoded to satisfy minimal access and requestable function.
Restrictions on Access
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Partido Comunista Mexicano records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Type of reproduction--Photocopies printed from a microfilm
Ownership and Custodial History
These papers are photocopies printed out from a microfilm of items selected from the files of the Mexican Communist Party Headquarters in Mexico City which was raided by the Mexican government in the Spring of 1959. This microfilm was prepared for the use of Daniel James who was to have prepared a study of the Party for the Twentieth Century Fund.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--20th Century Fund. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1964. Accession number--M-64.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.
June 2020 PDF partially replaced with full finding aid, YH