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Title:
Prieto and Maíz Family Business Records
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v405s944j
Dates:
1760-1974 (mostly 1890-1945)
Size:
17 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-17
Language:
Spanish; Castilian

Abstract

Consists of the records (1760-1974) of a large business conglomerate in northern Mexico founded by Pedro R. Prieto and owned by branches of the Prieto family, including Maíz family members, for three generations.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the records of a large business conglomerate in northern Mexico founded by Pedro R. Prieto and owned by branches of the Prieto family, including Maíz family members, for three generations: financial and legal documents, maps, business and personal correspondence, and printed materials relating to their mining, urban, and rural properties. Extensive documentation of the mining industry in Mexico before, during, and after the Díaz Era (1876-1911) emphasizes how U.S. investment played an important role. Broad subject coverage focuses on the political and socioeconomic regional history of Mexico during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Prieto women demonstrate great acumen in managing the businesses of the Prieto Estate.

Arrangement

Organized into the following record groups: I. Mining--Financial Papers, Legal Papers, Maps; II. Urban--Legal Papers, Financial Papers, Maps, Miscellaneous; III. Rural--Legal and Financial Papers for Individual Properties; IV. The Prieto Estate (Intestamentaria)--Legal and Financial Papers; V. Miscellaneous--Personal Correspondence and General Financial Papers.

Collection Creator Biography:

The Prieto and Maíz families developed business enterprises--mining and ranching--in northern Mexico (Chihuahua state) during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Collection History

Custodial History

The collection comes from Pedro J. Maíz (Princeton Class of 1977), the great grandson of Pedro R. Prieto, founder of the Prieto Maíz business empire.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Peter Runfola '2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Prieto and Maíz Family Business Records; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v405s944j
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-17