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Contracts and Deeds, 1760-1954
Collection Description & Creator Information
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.
- 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.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Contracts and Deeds; Prieto and Maíz Family Business Records, C0053, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 9