Francisco Vázquez Goméz Papers, 1906-1940 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Diaz, Porfirio, 1830-1915.
Esquivel Obregón, Toribio, 1864-1946
Gómez, Ignacio, 1813-1879
Huerta, Victoriano, 1845-1916.
Limantour, José Yves, 1854-1935
Madero, Francisco I., 1873-1913.
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Orozco, Pascual, 1882-1915.
San Antonio (Tex.)
Sánchez Azcona, Juan, 1876-1938
Vázquez Gómez, Francisco, 1860-1933
The Francisco Vá¡zquez Goméz collection was donated to the university by his son, Ignacio Goméz Norma. It contains approximately 10,000 items spanning the life of Francisco Vázquez Goméz (1860-1933), a key political figure in the Mexican Revolution. About half of the collection pertains to the revolutionary events of 1911. Much of the collection consists of newspaper headlines (both English and Spanish) that follow the political maneuvers of the Anti-Reelectionist party, the group which eventually toppled the Mexican dictator Porfirio Diaz from power. Correspondence between the key players within the revolution and counter-revolution compromise the rest of the collection, which is arranged chronologically.
The collection includes many prominent figures in the revolution, such as Francisco I. Madero, Toribio Esquivel Obregan, Juan Sanchez Azcona, Francisco de la Barra, General Pascual Orozco, and Victoriano Huerta. There are documents detailing the Diaz cabinet activities before and during the revolution, which illuminate the role of Josa Limantour, Diaz' influential economic Minister. There are commentaries on Maderoa's revolutionary call to arms, the Plan San Luis Potosi, written in prison and released to the world while organizing a junta in San Antonio, Texas.
The Francisco Vázquez Goméz collection continues through the first decades of the century and documents the development of Mexican political history. The end of the collection revisits the early career of Francisco Vázquez Goméz , as well as federal telegraph reprints of war communiques between Madero and de la Barra. The last three boxes contain research material about the Mexican revolution from Mexican scholars, including some of Ignacio Vázquez Goméz Norma's working papers and notes about the collection itself.