University of Arizona

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Broadsides from Mexico Collection

Gobernador Felipe Cosio declaration, 1847

This collection contains about 2,000 state and federal Mexican broadsides, publicly distributed documents, issued by various offices of the federal, state, municipal, and local governments during the 19th and early 20th-centuries. Topics referred to in these broadsides include invasions by Spain, France and the United States of America; mobilization for wars, including the Mexican American War; soldiers; elections; government positions; decretos (decrees); courts; prisoners; and financial issues, such as taxes, budgets, and customs. Often the broadsides in the individual state folders contain information from the federal government which the governor of the state released and signed.