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Zapatismo Collection

Identifier: MSS-806-BC

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the administrative papers, collected publications, and research of Zapatismo. Materials pertain to the struggle of the indigenous people in Chiapas, Mexico and the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN). The collection is arranged in two series:

Administrative includes statement of purpose, ongoing activity reports, correspondence, and event flyers.

Publications are collected from U.S., Mexican, and EZLN sources. Included are three issues of Palabras del Sur, the publication of Zapatismo. Three videorecordings (on DVD), including Cuentos para Una Soledad Desvelada are also part of this series.


  • 1991-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1998-2000

Language of Materials

English Spanish

Access Restrictions

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.

Biography / History

Zapatismo, formerly known as The Chiapas Committee, was an organization founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico to support indigenous rights and autonomy in Chiapas, Mexico. Zapatismo worked in coordination with human rights observers and other non-governmental organizations in support of the autonomous, indigenous pueblos of Chiapas by sending U.S. delegations to Chiapas, Mexico. In addition, its efforts included hosting guest speakers and women from Chiapas and holding classes and discussion groups in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Zapatismo also organized appearances on Community Cable Channel 27, weekly vigils in front of the Albuquerque Mexican Consulate, letter writing campaigns and fund raisers.


1 box (.45 cu. ft.)


This collection contains the papers of Zapatismo, formerly known as The Chiapas Committee of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The papers document the human rights alliance between this U.S. committee and the on-going struggles of the indigenous people in Chiapas, Mexico.


Arranged in two series:
  1. Administrative
  2. Publications

Related Archival Material

Carol Sullivan Wounded Knee Papers. Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico.

Separated Material

Original VHS tapes are stored in B3. DVDs are housed in the collection for patron use.
Finding Aid of the Zapatismo Collection, 1991-2001
For Approval
Annette M. Rodriguez
© 2008
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • 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