The collections span nearly a century, from the Mexican revolution period to the contemporary era. Some relate to US military intervention during the revolution. Others concern the history of Mexican radicalism, focusing on the Mexican Communist Party, various Mexican Trotskyist organizations, and the 1968 student protest movement. Several collections contain materials on modern art in Mexico in the first half of the twentieth century.

Miguel Aroche Parra Papers

Mexican communist leader, author, and journalist

Clarence Clemens Clendenen Papers

Colonel, US Army; Hoover Institution curator

Rodolfo Echeverría Martínez Collection

Materials relating to Partido Comunista Mexicano

Robert Charles Hill Papers

US ambassador to Mexico, 1957–61

Bertram David Wolfe Papers

US historian; author of works on communism

Mexican Subject Collection

Miscellaneous materials


Date (field_news_date)
Mexican Communist Leader’s Papers Open to Public

The Hoover Institution Archives has acquired the papers of Miguel Aroche Parra, a Mexican railroad unionist, Communist Party leader, and poet.

February 24, 2014
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Materials in the Hoover Institution Archives

The large crowds visiting the Frida Kahlo exhibit now at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art testify to the enduring interest in the life and works of this unusual artist, whose fame now eclipses that of her husband, Diego Rivera, the celebrated Mexican muralist.

August 13, 2008
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