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Researching Twentieth-Century Mexico

This guide provides a selection of resources of researching the history of twentieth-century Mexico.

Basic Recommendations

  • Plan your visit in advance!
  • Seek information about the archives that you would like to visit including hours of operation, requirements for consultation, holiday schedules, location, and reproduction policies.
  • Determine whether you need letters of introduction. If so, determine what information needs to be included and whether you need to ask your professor to write or sign them. (If you need a letter from your professor, ask for it well in advance of your planned archive visit!) 
  • If you need gloves and/or a mask, consider acquiring those in advance.
  • Anticipate challenges and setbacks and plan to adjust accordingly.