The Benson Latin American Collection

José Vasconcelos Papers

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Vasconcelos, José, 1881-1959
Title: José Vasconcelos Papers
Dates: 1838-2016
Abstract: The personal papers of Mexican politician, writer, and philosopher, José Vasconcelos. The collection contains correspondence, writings by Vasconcelos, newspaper clippings and writings by others related to Vasconcelos, and ephemera showing the widespread impact of Vasconcelos on Mexican culture.
OCLC Record No. 31139467
Accession No.: 1988-28
Extent: 10 linear feet
Language: Spanish, English
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Author, philosopher, politician. Born 1881 in Oaxaca, Mexico; died 1959 in Mexico City. Graduated from law school in 1907. Vasconcelos, who served twice as Minister of Education and also held the position of Rector of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, exerted a profound influence on Mexican culture by promoting education for the lower classes and encouraging popular exposure to literature. He experienced his most productive years as an author during the 1930s, following an unsuccessful campaign for the presidency of Mexico in 1929.

27 Feb 1881 born in Oaxaca, Mexico, to Ignacio Vasconcelos and Carmen Calderón Conde
1887 moved with family to Piedras Negras, Coahuila
1888 entered English-language primary school in Eagle Pass, Texas
1895 returned with family to Mexico City; briefly attended Instituto de Toluca
1896 moved with family to Campeche; entered secondary school at Instituto de Ciencias
1898 graduated from Instituto de Ciencias in Campeche
1899 entered Escuela Nacional Preparatoria in Mexico; family moved back to Piedras Negras, where his mother died
1901 entered Escuela de Jurisprudencia in Mexico City
1905 graduated with thesis, Teoría dinámica del derecho; worked as secretary and as law clerk, in Durango and in Mexico City
1906 in Tlaxcala, married Serafina Miranda of Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca
1907 admitted to bar; published Teoría dinámica del derecho
28 Oct 1908 with friends, founded the anti-Díaz Ateneo de la Juventud
25 Apr 1909 formally joined anti-Díaz Partido Nacional Antireeleccionista in Mexico City; named one of its Secretaries and co-director of its weekly periodical El Antireeleccionista, soon suppressed by Díaz
1910 published anti-Díaz Gabino Barreda y las ideas contemporáneas, resulting in President Díaz' order for his arrest; escaped to New York, returning to Mexico City after three months
5 Oct 1910 immediately backed Francisco I. Madero's Plan de San Luis Potosí
1911 pursued in Mexico City by Díaz' police, Vasconcelos closed his law office and relocated to Washington, D.C., authorized to continue working there for Madero
July 1911 upon Díaz' resignation and Madero's triumph, Vasconcelos returned to Mexico City and re-opened his office; named president of the Ateneo de la Juventud
2 Sep 1911 Partido Nacional Antireeleccionista changed by Madero to Partido Constitucional Progresiva, Vasconcelos made vice-President of its executive committee
6 Nov 1911 Madero assumed the presidency of the republic
Oct 1912 rebellion of Félix Díaz broke out with clandestine support of Victoriano Huerta, supposedly Madero's supporter
Jan 1913 Vasconcelos futilely warned Madero in person against Huerta
18 Feb 1913 Huerta named President
22 Feb 1913 Madero assassinated
26 Mar 1913 V. Carranza issued Plan of Guadalupe repudiating Huerta; Vasconcelos sent as Carranza's confidential agent to London, Paris
1914 Vasconcelos named Director of Escuela Nacional Preparatoria by Carranza
8 Oct 1914 Refusing to support Carranza unconditionally, Vasconcelos resigned directorship, was jailed; escaped to Aguascalientes
Nov 1914 Convention of Aguascalientes named Gen. Eulalio Gutiérrez Presidente provisional de la República; Gutiérrez named Vasconcelos Minister of Public Instruction
16 Jan 1915 Gutiérrez and Vasconcelos escaped from Villistas in Mexico City
20 Jan 1915 Gutiérrez, declared no longer provisional president, escaped to United States
April 1915 Gutiérrez sent Vasconcelos as his representative to Washington, D. C.; Vasconcelos subsequently resigned
Oct 1915 U.S.A. officially recognized Carranza government in Mexico
Nov 1915 Vasconcelos withdrew from public life
1916 published Pitágoras, una teoría del ritmo (Havana), Prometeo vencedor (Madrid); accepted post with Escuelas Internacionales, left for South America
1917 left Escuelas Internacionales, returned to New York
1918 earned living as corporate lawyer across U.S.; published El monismo estético (Mexico)
1919 abandoned professional life and relocated to California
1920 published Estudios Indostánicos and La caída de Carranza; de la dictadura a la libertad
21 May 1920 Carranza killed in Mexico; Vasconcelos returned to Mexico City
9 June 1920 Adolfo de la Huerta, named provisional president, appointed Vasconcelos Rector of Mexico's Universidad Nacional
18 June 1920 Vasconcelos began formal campaign against illiteracy
1 Dec 1920 Obregón assumed presidency and placed national presses at disposal of the National University; Vasconcelos began monthly journal El Maestro, continued forming Secretaría de Educación
1921 Vasconcelos traveled constantly in Mexico promoting education
9 Feb 1921 began publication of series of classic titles in translation
15 Apr 1921 started free-breakfast program in Mexico's public schools
27 Apr 1921 produced shield and motto for National University, "Por mi raza hablará el espíritu"; began arranging for his elected successor
20 Sept 1921 inaugurated Primer Congreso Internacional de Estudiantes
3 Oct 1921 announced Acta Constitutiva de Federación de Intelectuales Latinoamericanos, served as president of steering committee
12 Oct 1921 ceased to be rector of UNAM; immediately appointed Secretary of Public Education
1922 published Divagaciones literarias (Mexico), Orientaciones del pensamiento en México (Córdoba, Argentina); set up libraries throughout Mexico; subsidized "muralist movement" of Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros; patronized national folk arts, founded a national Symphony, carried out first census of indigenous regions and languages; designated special ambassador to South America
1923 established beginnings of National Polytechnical Institute in Mexico City; developed "cultural missions" in rural towns; named Maestro de la Juventud by students of Colombia, Peru, and Panama
1924 published Ideario de acción (Lima), La revulsión de la energia; los ciclos de la fuerza, el cambio y la existencia (Mexico); resigned as Secretary of Public Education, accepting candidacy for governor of Oaxaca, where he was popularly elected; central government refused to recognize him in office; began collaboration with periodical El universal, started his review La antorcha
1925 published La raza cósmica (Barcelona); left Mexico for Europe via Cuba, traveled Spain, settled in Paris
1926 published Indología: una interpretación de la cultura iberoamericana and final issues of La antorcha; lectured by invitation in Central America and at the University of Chicago
1927 attended European anti-communist conference as Puerto Rican delegate; traveled Europe, lectured at University of Chicago
1928 continued as university lecturer across U.S., including political as well as academic topics; accepted nomination for president of Mexico from the Partido Nacional Antireeleccionista
10 Nov 1928 encouraged to return to public life, entered Mexico via Nogales
1929 published Tratado de metafísica (Mexico); campaigned along Mexico's Pacific coast, then central and northern states
17 Nov 1929 "unanimously chosen " President of the Republic, Vasconcelos was declared President-elect from Guaymas; opposed by both U.S. and central Mexican governments, returned to U.S., after issuing his Plan de Guaymas, advocating Mexican rebellion, from Nogales
1930 disillusioned with political efforts, left for Panama; lectured against U. S. imperialism and the Calles regime
1931 published Etica (Madrid), Pesimismo alegre (Madrid); went to Paris
1933 moved to Argentina; published Sonata mágica: cuentos y relatos (Madrid)
1934 published Bolivarismo y Monroismo: temas iberoamericanos (Santiago, Chile); in Chile, completed first volume of his autobiographical memoirs, Ulises criollo
1935 published Estética and first volume of Ulises criollo (Mexico); entered U.S.A., moved to New Orleans, then to San Antonio, Texas
1936 moved to Austin, Texas; completed and published La tormenta (Mexico), second of four volumes of Ulises criollo
1937 published Historia del pensamiento filosófico and Breve historia de México
1938 published El desastre, third volume of Ulises criollo
1939 moved to Mexico City; publishedEl proconsulado, completing Ulises criollo
1940 published Manual de filosofía and Páginas escogidas
1941 published Hernán Cortés, creador de la nacionalidad; first wife died
1943 married the pianist Esperanza Cruz
1945 published Lógica orgánica and El viento de Bagdad
1946 named director of Mexico's Biblioteca Nacional
1952 published Filosofía estética
1955 published Temas contemporáneas
1957 published En el ocaso de mi vida
1958 elected vice-president of the Federación Internacional de Sociedades Filosóficas; published Don Evaristo Madero and an expurgated edition of his autobiography
30 June 1959 died at his home in Mexico City

Scope and Contents Note

The José Vasconcelos Papers consist of approximately 10 linear feet. The collection is organized into five different series: Correspondence, Writings, Biographical materials, Printed materials, and Oversize materials.

Correspondence includes two subseries: 1) Family Correspondence and 2) Other Correspondence, which are both arranged alphabetically. Of note are letters between Vasconcelos and his wife Esperanza Cruz and also with his son Hector Vasconcelos. Much of the other correspondence is from the 1940s and 1950s.

Writings includes three subseries: 1) Manuscripts by Vasconcelos, 2) Articles by Vasconcelos, and 3) Articles by Others. The manuscripts by Vasconcelos is arranged chronologically and in order of their acquisition. These include Vasconcelos' four-part autobiography: Ulises criollo, La tormenta, El desastre, and El preconsulado as well as one other original manuscript, La estética. 2) Articles by Vasconcelos is arranged alphabetically and cover a variety of topics including speeches given by Vasconcelos. Articles by Others is arranged alphabetically and mostly includes collected articles about Vasconcelos' impact on Mexican society.

Biographical Materials includes 1) Photographs and 2) Ephemera and Personal Materials. The photographs subseries is arranged chronologically and consists of one folder of various photographs and artistic renderings of Vasconcelos. Ephemera and personal materials is arranged thematically and includes collected programs, invitations, and coverage of Vasconcelos' death and legacy.

Printed Materials includes five subseries: 1) Journals/Magazines, 2) Books by Vasconcelos, 3) Anthologies or Reprints of Writings by Vasconcelos, 4) Books by Others, and 5) Newspaper Clippings. Of note within Journals/Magazines is El maestro. Revista de cultura nacional [Universidad Nacional de México] and Revista de revistas featuring writings by or about Vasconcelos. The Books by Vasconcelos subseries is arranged chronologically and mostly includes books printed during Vasconcelos' life. Anthologies or Reprints of Writings by Vasconcelos is arranged chronologically and covers topics such as la juventud mexicana and Vasconcelos' political philosophy. Books by Others is books collected, used, or gifted to Vasconcelos. Arranged chronolgically, some titles include a five volume set of Obras de Leibnitz from 1858, and others by Alfonso Reyes, Alfonso Taracena, David N. Arce, and others. Newspaper clippings includes 1) Articles by Vasconcelos and 2) Articles by Others, both arranged chronologically. Articles by Vasconcelos are from 1943-1948 while the articles by others include coverage on Vasconcelos' death and 25th anniversary of his death.

Oversize Materials consists of Biographical Materials and Printed Materials, both arranged chronologically. Of note is a scrapbook of newspaper articles written by Vasconcelos from 1938-1958.

Additionally, the Benson Latin American Collection maintains two catalogued items related to Vasconcelos' visit to University of Texas-Austin in May of 1924. Both of these items can be accessed in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room. The first is a copy of the speech delivered by Vasconcelos at the University of Texas at Austin on May 29, 1924 and its call number is GZ 378.72 V441. The second item is an oversize photograph album of the Secretaria de Educación Pública presented to the García Collection by Vasconcelos and its call number is GZ 726.5 M574SE.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Vasconcelos, José, 1881-1959.
Subjects (Organizations)
Mexico. Secretaría de Educación Pública.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Mexico--History--Revolution, 1910-1920.
Education--Mexico--History--20th Century.
Education and state--Mexico--History.
Public schools--Mexico--History.
Mexico--Politics and government--20th Century.
Ciudad (Mexico City, Mexico).

Related Material

Esperanza Cruz Papers.

William F. Buckley, Sr. Papers.

Charles W. Hackett Papers.

Genaro García Collection, Part 3: Photographs.

Roderic A. Camp Collection.

Miscellaneous Photographs at the Benson Latin American Collection.

Emmanuel Carballo Papers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: José Vasconcelos Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information


Accession numbers: 1988-28, 2016-16

Processing Information

Initial collection [4 manuscripts] described by the Benson's Mexican Archives Project in June 1994. The Chronology was compiled by Ann Lozano.

The remainder of the collection processed by Dylan Joy, April 2019.


No further materials are expected for this collection.

Box and Folder Inventory

Correspondence, 1902-1991, undated

1 Family Correspondence, 1902-1991, undated
1 Ahumada, Herminio, 1943
2 Ahumada Vasconcelos, Rosario [to family members], 1991
3 Cruz, Esperanza, 1943-1954
4 Cruz, Esperanza [copies] 1943-1954
5 Cruz, Esperanza [to José Vasconcelos], 1943, undated
6 Cruz, Esperanza [postmarked envelopes], 1943-1954
7 Vasconcelos de García, Dolores, 1920
8 Vasconcelos, Hector, 1951-1958
9 Vasconcelos, José 'Pepe,' 1953
10 Vasconcelos, Carlos [to Concepción Vasconcelos], 1902
11 Vasconcelos, Carmen [to Dolores Vasconcelos de García], 1940
12 Vasconcelos, Concepción 'Concha,' [to Samuel Vasconcelos, Dolores Vasconcelos de García, María Soledad Vasconcelos], 1916-1956
Other Correspondence, 1942-1975, undated
13 Álvarez de Cañas, Dulce María y Pablo, 1955-1957
14 Amador, Graciela, 1942
15 Castanedo, José D. [copies], undated
16 Castañon, José Manuel, 1950-1952
17 Castro Leal, Antonio, 1954, undated
18 Colín, Laura, 1944-1955, undated
19 Cuadra, Pablo Antonio, 1948
20 Chávez, María Teresa, 1947-1953, undated
21 De La Serna, Alfonso, 1949
22 Denegri, Carlos, undated
23 Díaz-Ambrona, Domingo, 1949
24 Elías, Arturo M., 1952
25 Enríquez Jr., Ernesto, 1944
26 Gómez, Jesús V., 1951
27 Gómez de Estavillo, G., 1952
28 Gómez Morín, Manuel, 1952-1957
29 Krusé, Cornelius, 1943
30 Malone, Jack, 1955
31 Martin, Secundino, 1951
32 Medellín, Jorge, 1949
33 Moreno Machuca, Ernesto, 1951
34 Orelans, Fred A., 1953
35 Orozco Muñoz, F., 1945
36 Nash, George, 1951
37 Peña Coín, Natalia, 1954, undated
38 Piazza, Luis Guillermo, 1952
39 Primo de Rivera, Pilar, [Sección Femenina de F.E.T. y de las J.O.N.S.], undated
40 Quijano, Alejandro, 1943
41 Robb, James Willis, 1953
42 Romanell, Patrick, 1952-1953
43 Segovia, Andrés, 1975
44 Unknown or illegible, [postcards and Christmas cards], 1943-1956, undated
45 Usigli, Rodolfo, 1955-1956
46 Waxman, Samuel M., undated
47 Wheelwright, Philip, 1955, undated

Writings, 1933-2016, undated

2 Manuscripts by Vasconcelos, 1933-1939
1 Ulises criollo: la vida del autor escrita por él mismo, 1933
Box Folder
3 1 La tormenta: segunda parte de Ulises criollo, 1936
Box Folder
4 1 El desastre: continuación de la tormenta, 1937
lacking approximately three final pages of the published text
Box Folder
5 1 El preconsulado: cuarta parte de Ulises criollo, 1939
Box Folder
6 1 La estética, 1936
Originally part of the Emmanuel Carballo Papers.
1 Articles by José Vasconcelos, 1941-1976, undated
48 "Fidelidad al idioma" [Discurso de ingreso a la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua], 1941
49 "La filosofía como vocación y servicio: en honor de Enrique José Varona," 1949
50 "Testimonio" [Discurso en el Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey], 1950
51 "Goethe y el derecho," 1976
52 "El padre Angel A. Vasconcelos," 1950
53 "A reconstruir la catedral," 1956
54 "Esperanza Cruz a la musicalidad," undated
55 Speech at Seminario de Cultura, undated
Articles by Others, 1951-2016, undated
56 "La nueva secretaría: En la polémica" por Judith Amador Tello, 2015
57 "Antorcha y tea" por Luis Calderón Vega, 1957
58 "El Simón Bolívar de Vasconcelos. Heroísmo clásico e Imperio generador" por Ismael Carvallo Robledo, 2011
59 "Juárez en la cultura universitaria" por Juan Ramón de la Fuente, undated
Box Folder
7 1 "El sentido ecuménico de Vasconcelos" por Carlos Elizondo A., 1964
2 "Símbolo del pensamiento 'vasconceliano.' Edificio de la Secretaría de Educación Pública" por Teresa González Caledrón, undated
3 "José Vacsconcelos" por Ronald Hilton, 1951
4 "Las palabras perdidas: las cartas de Antonieta Rivas Mercado" por José Emilio Pacheco, 1975
5 "Héctor Vasconcelos y su padre José Vasconcelos" por Roberto Ponce, 2001
6 "Mes de septiembre, mes de la patria" por Alfredo Ríos Camarena, 2015
7 "Bergson en Mexico: un tributo a José Vasconcelos" por Patrick Romanell, 1960
8 "Latin American's 20th Century sages" por Francisco Romero, 1951
9 "José Vasconcelos, continuador de la idea de unidad de América Latina" por Secretaría de Cultura, 2010
10 "La odisea de Vasconcelos" por John Skirius, 1977
11 "Mocedades de Vasconcelos" por John Skirius, 1980
12 Gabriela Mistral, entre nosotros por Rafael Vargas, 2007
13 "Cartas privadas" por Héctor Vasconcelos, 2009
14 Magazine article clippings, 1994-2016, undated

Biographical Materials, 1945-2015, undated

7 Photographs, 1924-1954, undated
Misc. Photos #70 Photographs presented to Charles Hackett by Secretario de Educación Pública Vasconcelos during visit to University of Texas at Austin, 1924 May
Photocopy of letter from Vasconcelos to Hackett and 5 black and white photographs of education related buildings in Mexico: Puerta del anexo de la Escuela Nacional Prepatoria, Biblioteca Cervantes, Centro Educativo de la Piedad, Escuela Belisario Domínguez, Exposición en la Escuela de Maestros Constructores.
Part of the Miscellaneous Photographs at the Benson Latin American Collection.
15 Photographs and renderings of Vasconcelos, 1945-1954, undated
Ephemera and Personal Materials, 1944-2015, undated
16 Conference programs, 1944-1984
17 Invitations to events and letterhead, 1949-1958, undated
18 Ephemera documenting Vasconcelos' impact on Mexican society, 1959-2015, undated
19 Jornadas Vasconcelianas materials, 1982, undated
20 Nuestro México: La campaña de Vasconcelos 1928-1929, 1984
21 "Los sembradores de amistad, José Vasconcelos y el XIII Congreso Internacional de Filosofía," 1959
22 En la muerte de José Vasconcelos [Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes], 1959
23 "Homenaje de El Colegio Nacional a Samuel Ramos y José Vasconcelos," 1960
24 Announcements of Camen C. de Vasconcelos' death, undated
25 Membership card for Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), 1946
26 Divorce paperwork between Vasconcelos and Esperanza Cruz, 1952-1953
27 Flyer from mass honoring Vasconcelos on 2nd Anniversary of death, 1961
Box Folder
8 1 Two pens used by Vasconcelos, pin, and commemorative coin, undated

Printed Materials, 1838-2016, undated

7 Journals/Magazines, 1921-2016, undated
28 El maestro. Revista de cultura nacional [Universidad Nacional de México], 1921
29 Journals and magazines with articles written or edited by Vasconcelos, 1946-1947
Box Folder
9 1 Journals and magazines with articles written or edited by Vasconcelos, 1949-1959
2 Journals and magazines with articles about Vasconcelos, 1984-2016
3 Revista de revistas featuring Vasconcelos, 1954-1957
Books by Vasconcelos, 1921-2008, undated
4 Estudios indostánicos, 1921
5 Divagaciones literarias, 1922
6 Tratado de metafísica, 1929
Box Folder
10 1 Historia del pensamiento filosófico, 1937
2 Estética, 1945
3 Todología, 1952
4 Letanías del atardecer, 1959
5 La era del paisaje y otros textos, 2008
Anthologies or Reprints of Writings by Vasconcelos, 1940-1965, undated
6 Páginas escogidas por Antonio Castro Leal, 1940
7 Vasconcelos por Genaro Fernández MacGregor, 1942
8 Monterrey [Centro Bancario de Monterrey], 1944
9 Papers and abstracts of the second Inter-American Congress of Philosophy, 1947
10 English by the nature method Part I, III, 1949
11 Estudios sobre Fray Juan de Zumarraga, 1950
12 Mensaje a la juventud mexicana [Confederación nacional de estudiantes], 1952
13 La juventud frente al comunismo. Con prólogo de José Vasconcelos por Nils M. Apeland, 1958
14 Manuscrito del poema 'Aurora y transfiguración' de José Vasconcelos [Xerox de México], 1965
Books by Others, 1838-2009, undated
15 Teatro escogido de Calderón de la Barca por Pedro Calderón de la Barca, 1838
Box Folder
11 1 Obras de Leibnitz Tomo 1, por Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, 1858
2 Obras de Leibnitz Tomo 2, por Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, 1858
3 Obras de Leibnitz Tomo 3, por Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, 1858
4 Obras de Leibnitz Tomo 4, por Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, 1858
5 Obras de Leibnitz Tomo 5, por Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, 1858
6 Sistema de filosofía científica ó sea Fundamentos de metafísica por Guillermo Wundt, 1913
7 El plano oblicuo por Alfonso Reyes, 1920
8 Las locuras de Vasconcelos por Samuel G. Vázquez, 1929
9 José Vasconcelos: una vida que iguala con la acción el pensamiento por Herminio Ahumada Jr., 1937
10 Viajando con Vasconcelos por Alfonso Taracena, 1938
11 La estética de José Vasconcelos por Alejandro O. Deustua, 1939
12 Antología del pensamiento de lengua española en la edad contemporánea por José Gaos, 1945
13 Musa peregrina y el cantar de los cantores por Lucas Ribera, 1947
14 La niña Moratín por Ramón Galvéz, 1954
Box Folder
12 1 Derrota mundial por Salvador Borrego E., 1956
2 Las palabras perdidas por Mauricio Magdaleno, 1956
3 Bibliografía de José Vasconcelos por David N. Arce, 1958
4 Los dos espejos por María del Carmen Vasconcelos de Ahumada, 1960
5 José Vasconcelos (Hemerografía 1911-1959) por Carlos J. Sierra, 1965
6 José Vasconcelos: Vida y obra por Itzhak Bar-Lewaw Mulstock, 1965
7 La verdadera revolución mexicana. La tragedia Vasconcelista por Alfonso Taracena, 1965
8 Vasconcelos, Mistral, y Santos Chocano por Augusto Iglesias, 1967
9 Semblanzas por Antonio Armendáriz, 1968
10 Tres vidas exaltantes: Rolland, Unamuno, Vasconcelos por Carlos Deambrosis-Martins, 1969
11 La revista 'Timon' y José Vasconcelos por Itzhak Bar-Lewaw M., 1971
12 Vientos de los veintes por Juan Bustillo Oro, 1973
13 Cartas a Manuel Rodríguez Lozano por Antonieta Rivas Mercado, 1975
14 Vasconcelos, apresurado de Dios por Fedro Guillén, 1975
15 José Vasconcelos (Semblanza y pasión otoñal) por Carlos Véjar Lacave, 1976
16 José Vasconcelos. Notas biográficas y otros considerandos por Victor Raúl Martínez Vásquez, 1982
17 El buscón [Vol. 2, Año II], 1984
18 Vasconcelos el hombre del libro. La época de oro de las bibliotecas por Linda Sametz de Walerstein, 1991
19 Anotaciones sobre Vasconcelos por Miguel Herrera López, 2000
20 José Vasconcelos por Pilar Torres, 2003
21 Los 10 mejores cuentos mexicanos del siglo XX por Luis Leal, 2007
22 Oaxaca en Vasconcelos por Francisco José Ruiz Cervantes, 2009
13 Newspaper Clippings, 1935-2016, undated
Articles by Vasconcelos, 1943-1948
1 1943-1948
Articles by Others, 1935-2016, undated
2 1935-1960
3 1945-1964
4 Coverage of Vasconcelos' death, 1959-1960
5 1969-1983
6 1971
Box Folder
14 1 1984-1985
2 25th anniversary of death, 1984
3 1994-2016
4 undated

Oversize Materials, 1905-1998, undated

15 Biographical Materials, 1905-1956
1 Diplomas and certificates, including Vasconcelos' certification as an attorney, 1905-1956
Printed Materials, 1938-1988, undated
2 Magazines and event posters, 1953-1988
3 Revista de hoy and Tiempo de México, 1958-1983
4 Newspaper clippings, 1960-1977
5 Newspaper clippings, 1978-1984
5 Newspaper clippings, 1984-1985, 1998, undated
Box Folder
16 1 Newspaper scrapbook of articles written by or about Vasconcelos, 1938-1958, undated