Leaders and Militants of Mexican Anarchism - The Flores Magón Trace in Buried Archives

The story of the Flores Magon brothers, anarchists in Mexico's community of Melchor Ocampo, has remained a local myth until the discovery of materials collected by radical activists of the time. Sets of letters, photographs, notebooks, and booklets reveal more on figures imperative to local revolutionary history.

Anarchism and other radical movements were repressed in Mexico, and materials documenting its history are both rare and fragile. This project will digitize and publish five collections: three relating to a forgotten anarchist group in the community of Melchor Ocampo in the State of Mexico, affiliated to the renowned Mexican anarchists, the Flores Magón brothers, exiled in the US; and two belonging to Enrique Flores Magón himself, and his biographer. The project will further Casa del Ahuizote’s mission to recover and make accessible neglected histories of Mexican emancipatory movements and provide digital backup of fragile materials.

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Location: Mexico, Central America, Americas Organiser(s): Modern Endangered Archives Programme (MEAP) Project partner(s): Casa del Ahuizote Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $48,997.08 Commencement Date: 02/2022 Project Status: Active
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