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John F. Merritt Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: 7103
Abstract

A collection of Southern California memorabilia and ephemera collected by John F. Merritt, founder of Californians for Preservation Action and its successor organization, California Preservation Foundation (CPF). The collection contains postcards, pamphlets, magazines, produce crate labels, prints, comic books, illustrations, and countercultural political materials created between 1899 and 2005, with the bulk of the collection spanning from 1910 to 1970.

Dates: 1899 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1970

José Guadalupe Posada prints

 Collection
Identifier: 0517
Abstract The collection contains a total of 506 items printed by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo's press. Among the items are half-sheet and full-sheet broadsides, chapbooks, and games. A majority of the prints were by José Guadalupe Posada, and possibly a few by Manuel Alfonso Manilla, his precursor and mentor. Themes in the collection include: Mexican popular culture, Calaveras, local disasters, supernatural acts, crimes, suicides, moral lessons, social critique, political caricatures, corridos, religious...
Dates: circa 1890-1915; 1943; 1953

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Agriculture -- California, Southern -- Archival resources 1
All Souls' Day -- Mexico -- Archival resources 1
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