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Nicolás Rangel Letters

Identifier: MSS-1040-BC

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters written to Rangel by authors and political figures of early 20th Century Mexico, reflecting a wide network of acquaintances. Many letters concern historical and literary scholarship conducted by himself and other prominent authors of the era.


  • 1905-1935

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The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

Nicolás Rangel (León, Guanajuato, September 1, 1864 - Cuernavaca, June 7, 1935) was a Mexican historian, researcher and academic. He specialized biography, bullfighting, and the history of Mexican Independence. He was a professor at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria, where he taught history and geography from 1916 to 1928. He served as editor of the Boletín de la Biblioteca Nacional, was a senior historical researcher at the Archivo General de la Nación from 1920 to 1935, and a founding member of the Academia Nacional de la Historia.


1 box (.2 lin. ft.)


Sixty-five letters and cards addressed to Mexican historian Nicolás Rangel.
Finding Aid of the Nicolás Rangel Letters, 1905-1935
Wendy Pedersen
© 2019
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Finding aid is in English

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  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131