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Partido Comunista Mexicano records, 1933-1959

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0982
Bib ID 4079104 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Partido Comunista Mexicano
Title Partido Comunista Mexicano records, 1933-1959
Physical Description 4 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language(s) Spanish; Castilian .
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.

Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged. Collection is arranged in 7 series.

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

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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

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Partido Comunista Mexicano records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Reproduction Note

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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF partially replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial reccords Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Membership lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Communism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Communism -- Mexico Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Meetings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oil industry workers -- Mexico Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Petroleum workers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Teachers -- Mexico Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World politics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Series I: Organizations and Membership, 1953-1959

Arranged alphabetically by states.



Box 1 Folder 1 Membership lists, 1955-1956


Box 1 Folder 2 Lists of Members, Sympathizers, Addresses, 1958


Box 1 Folder 3 Membership lists, 1956-1958


Box 1 Folder 4 Federal District, 1957-1959



Box 2 Folder 5 Aguascalientes, 1956-1958


Box 2 Folder 6 Baja California, 1958


Box 2 Folder 7 Coahuila, 1956-1958


Box 2 Folder 8 Chiapas, 1956-1958


Box 2 Folder 9 Chihuahua, 1956-1958


Box 2 Folder 10 Durango, 1956-1958


Box 2 Folder 11 Guerrero, 1958

Documents from PCM file entitled "Guerrero" regarding 1958 election signed by Professor Gonzalo Sosa C.


Box 2 Folder 12 Jalisco, 1956-1958


Box 2 Folder 13 Michoacán, 1956-1958


Box 2 Folder 14 Morelos, 1957-1958


Box 2 Folder 15 Nuevo León, 1956-1958


Box 2 Folder 16 Nayarit, 1956-1958



Box 3 Folder 17 Oaxaca, 1954-1957


Box 3 Folder 18 Puebla, 1956-1957


Box 3 Folder 19 San Luis Potosí, 1956-1958


Box 3 Folder 20 Sinaloa, 1956


Box 3 Folder 21 Sonora, 1956-1958


Box 3 Folder 22 Tamaulipas, 1956-1958


Box 3 Folder 23 Veracruz, 1957-1958


Box 3 Folder 24 Yucatán, 1953-1958


Box 3 Folder 25 Zacatecas, 1956-1957


Box 3 Folder 26 State Organization - PCM, 1957

Series II: Labor Force, 1956-1958


Box 3 Folder 27 Labor, 1956-1958


Box 3 Folder 28 Labor - Agrarian


Box 3 Folder 29 Labor - Electrical Workers, 1957-1958


Box 3 Folder 30 Labor - Petroleum Workers, 1957-1958


Box 3 Folder 31 Labor - Teachers, 1957


Box 3 Folder 32 Labor - Frente Obrero, 1956-1958



Box 4 Folder 33 Labor - General, 1956-1958

Series III: Foreign Relations, Press, Propaganda, 1956-1958


Box 4 Folder 34 Foreign Relations - General, 1958


Box 4 Folder 35 Foreign Relations, 1957


Box 4 Folder 36 Relations with other CPC, 1956-1958

Arranged alphabetically by country.


Box 4 Folder 37 Discussion of XX CPSU Congress (20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union), 1956


Box 4 Folder 38 Foreign Relations - Press and Propaganda


Box 4 Folder 39 Fondo de Cultura Popular


Box 4 Folder 40 Press and Propaganda, 1958

Series IV: Finances, 1952-1958



Box 5 Folder 41 Finances, 1958


Box 5 Folder 42 Finances, 1957


Box 5 Folder 43 Financial, Investigations by Control Commission for Finances, 1957


Box 5 Folder 44 PCM Financial Records, Monthly Reports, 1957


Box 5 Folder 45 PCM Financial Account Cards, Individual Accounts of Party Leaders, 1957


Box 5 Folder 46 Finances, 1954-1955


Box 5 Folder 47 Finances, 1953


Box 5 Folder 48 Finances, 1952


Box 5 Folder 49 PCM Control and Security, 1951-1957

Control Commission


Box 5 Folder 50 PCM Training and Education, 1957-1958


Box 5 Folder 51 Relations with other Political Parties, 1957-1958

Series V: Communist Fronts, 1956-1958


Box 5 Folder 52 Communist Fronts - Youth, Juventud Comunista de México (JCM)/Communist Youth of Mexico, 1957-1958



Box 6 Folder 53 Communist Fronts - Women, Unión Democráticade Mujeres Mexicanas (UDMM)/Democratic Union of Mexican Women, 1956-1958


Box 6 Folder 54 Communist Fronts - Peace, 1957-1958


Box 6 Folder 55 Communist Fronts - Miscellaneous, 1956

Series VI: Internal Politics and Conferences, 1933-1958


Box 6 Folder 56 Materials Concerning PCM Organization, 1957-1958


Box 6 Folder 57 Materials Relating to PCM Program


Box 6 Folder 58 Materials Relating to the XIII PCM Congress, 1958


Box 6 Folder 59 Materials Concerning or Reflecting Fractionalism within PCM, 1956-1958


Box 6 Folder 60 PCM Electoral Activities, 1956-1958


Box 6 Folder 61 PCM Plenum, 1957 October


Box 6 Folder 62 PCM Conference, 1957 August-September



Box 7 Folder 63 PCM Conference, 1957 August-September


Box 7 Folder 64 PCM Federal District Meeting, 1957 August


Box 7 Folder 65 PCM CC Plenum, 1957 June


Box 7 Folder 66 PCM CC Plenum, 1957 May 18-23


Box 7 Folder 67 PCM CC Plenum, 1957 May


Box 7 Folder 68 PCM History, 1933-1957

Series VII: Biographic Data, 1956-1958


Box 7 Folder 69 A


Box 7 Folder 70 B



Box 8 Folder 71 C


Box 8 Folder 72 D


Box 8 Folder 73 E


Box 8 Folder 74 F


Box 8 Folder 75 G


Box 8 Folder 76 H-M


Box 8 Folder 77 N-Q


Box 8 Folder 78 R


Box 8 Folder 79 S


Box 8 Folder 80 T-Z


Box 8 Folder 81 Miscellaneous materials of value not included in previous folders