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Papers of Jose Maria Arana

Artwork of a Card to Arana, page 1

José Maria Arana was a prominent businessman and politician in Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico. He was also the leader of anti-Chinese campaigns in Sonora, Sinaloa, and Baja California.

The materials consist mainly of letters to Arana from supporters and opponents of the anti-Chinese campaign. Official government communications, newspaper clippings, political campaign leaflets, and business letters were also collected.