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Latin American Political Campaign Ephemera Collection (UC San Diego)

August 29, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Today my friend and my counterpart at UC-San Diego Libraries, Tony Harvell, announced that he and his colleagues have completed worked on a new digitized collection, the Latin American Political Campaign Ephemera Collection. (The site notes that it works best in the Mozilla Firefox browser.) The collection includes pamphlets, leaflets, posters, and should be an excellet resource for the study of elections. It seems to cover about the mid-1980s until 2006 or so, and I am certain it will continue to grow. If you have questions about the digital collection, or are interested in usage and copyright issues, there is an FAQ here.

Please also see my post on a related UCSD collection, about the 2012 Mexican Presidental election, here.

Happy start of the semester, and best of luck to everyone!

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Mexican Presidential Election 2012 web archive (UC San Diego)

July 17, 2012 · Leave a Comment

During the 2012 Mexican Presidential campaign, the UC San Diego Libraries began archiving websites from all the major political parties and putting them on the web here. There is not much in the “Site list” at the moment, but I did get good results from the general “Search” tab (my trial search was “Guadalajara”.) If I recall correctly, I believe I found out about this on the SALALM listserv before I began all my various travels. I hope you this new (newish?) kind of primary source is useful for researching and analyzing the campaign, and please let me know if you know of other similar projects, I’d be happy to post them here.

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