General Rafael E. Melgar Collection: Inaugural Presentation
On April 12, 2013, the Latin American Library (LAL) and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) co-hosted a talk, exhibit and reception to celebrate the public opening of the General Rafael E. Melgar Collection of manuscripts and photographs housed at the LAL. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the LAL, and Ludovico Feoli, Executive Director of CIPR, welcome the audience and introduced the collection and the speakers. Daniel Melgar, son of General Rafael Melgar, offers biographical remarks on his father’s political career. Javier Garcíadiego, Mexican historian and President of El Colegio de México, delivers the keynote address on general aspects of the Mexican Revolution and its consolidation in subsequent decades.