The Archive's holdings include large collections of advertising material: posters, lobby cards, window cards, handbills; scene and production stills, photographic negatives and prints, transparencies; publicity materials addressed to distributors and exhibitors, and other related items. It also holds a large array of periodical publications and magazines published in Mexico, as well as some historical artifacts. All fictional genres of Mexican cinema are represented: comedy, rural and urban dramas; action and adventure; historical and religious; horror and science fiction, etc. The majority of items on file correspond to the period that extends from 1931 to 1991. The Archive does not hold a film library in large formats (16mm or 35mm).
Besides de above mentioned collections, the Archive contains special sets of documents/artifacts. A key resource is the Clasa-Mohme Papers and Records, which is a group of original documents belonging to one of the most important U.S. distributors of Mexican films. These papers and records cover the years 1942-1960 and contain the business correspondence of Clasa-Mohme's office in San Antonio, Texas. Also included are the box-office reports for many Spanish-language theatres, most of them located in Texas. Non-theatrical records, of academic and religious institutions that showed Mexican movies, are likewise part of this collection.
Other special items came from the estates of Mexican film producer Jesüs Grovas; Mr. Rudolph Calles (nephew of film pioneer Guillermo Calles's); actor/director Carlos Villatoro; actress Esther Fernández, and entertainer Lita Enhart.
In addition, records of interviews made by Agrasánchez are kept. Among the interviewees are: directors Alejandro Galindo and Alfredo Crevenna; actors Roberto Cañedo, Tito Guízar, Esther Fernández, Lupita Tovar and Lilia del Valle; producer/director Raúl de Anda; producer/director Miguel Zacarías and his son, Arq. Miguel Zacarías Jr.; producer Rogelio Agrasánchez Sr.; researcher and author David Maciel, etc. Also, interviews to several movie poster artists and his relatives are in record: Marco Antonio Echeverría, Leopoldo Mendoza and his wife; Armando Martínez Cacho, Ruy Renau (Josep Renau's son), and others.
Interesting as well is a collection of more than 1,000 photographs taken by noted Mexican artist Jesús Magaña, which offers a unique glimpse into the world of movie actors and stage performers of 1970s.
Finally, a painstakingly compiled set of production stills and behind-the-scenes shots of actors, directors, producers, staff and journalists tell its own story about the activities of several Mexican film studios from the 1930s to the 1980s.
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