The Benson Latin American Collection

Photographs of Benecio López Padilla, 1941-1945

Descriptive Summary

Creator López Padilla, Benecio
Title Photographs of Benecio López Padilla
Dates: 1941-1945
Abstract 112 photographs of Benecio López Padilla during his time as governor of the state of Coahuila.
Accession No. 2013-26
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 112 photographs
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

General Benecio López Padilla was born in Zaragoza, Coahuila in 1888 or 1890. He was a miner who organized the workers in mines of Nueva Rosita and became Secretary of the Mines in 1909. He joined forces with Madero in 1910 and was a signer of the Plan de Guadalupe. As Governor of Coahuila from 1941 to 1945 he supervised the completion of the Piedras Negras/Saltillo highway, founded the School of Law and Industrial School for Women, and inaugurated the State Public Library Músquiz Manuel Blanco. He died in 1969.

Scope and Contents Note

112 photographs of Benecio López Padilla, Governor of Coahuila from 1941-1945. Images include López Padilla with Mexican president Manuel Avila Comacho, with groups of campesinos in Monclova and Saltillo, legislative photographs, and event photographs. Only some photographs have identifying information on the verso.


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Index Terms

The Photographs of Benecio López Padilla are classified under the following Subject Headings:
López Padilla, Benecio
Coahuila (Mexico : State) -- History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Photographs of Benecio López Padilla, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory

Photographs, 1941-1945

1 Photographs of Benecio López Padilla, 1941-1945
[112 b/w photographs]
OV Includes one oversized photograph, housed separately.