Corrido De La Revolucion, Celedonio Serrano Martinez, Mexico, 1951
Bob Diaz discussed Stories & Music of the Revolution; A Commemorative Exhibit on the Centennial of Mexico's Revolution which will be on display through Dec 20, 2010 in the gallery at Special Collections of the University of Arizona library. He then takes us on a brief tour of the collection.
Through unofficial correspondence among citizens, reminiscences written years after the incidents, photographs, broadsides, sound recordings, government circulars, and wood-block engravings Stories & Music of the Revolution illustrates a sense of individual and collective experiences along the border from 1910 – 1920, the turbulent years of the Revolution. A series of lectures will also take place in conjunction with the exhibit.
Stories & Music of the Revolution draws from Special Collections' expansive Borderlands materials to recreate the Revolution as experienced from two perspectives: those fighting for agrarian, economic, and other societal reforms and those seeking to stabilize the nation or remain in power. The materials on display were selected from a variety of collections including the papers of journalist, playwright, and women's rights advocate Sophie Treadwell; George Hunt, Arizona's first governor; and the Arizona, Southwest and Borderlands photograph collection. Sound recordings, corrido lyrics, and sheet music drawn from the University Libraries' fine arts holdings and personal collections complement the materials selected from Special Collections.