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John J. Finan earned his Ph.D. in Latin American History from Harvard University in 1956.Finan joined the faculty of American University School of International Service in 1961. He gained tenure in 1967 and was appointed as a full professor in 1970. He also taught Latin American History courses for the History Department.
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains John Finan's research, speeches, and writings regarding grain regulation in Mexico. There are notes about collections from the General Municipal Archive of Puebla and photocopies of primary sources from the General Archives of the Indies. Most of Finan's work is unpublished, including an untitled manuscript about grain regulatory systems in Puebla de Los Angeles (1997 - 2002). One exception is his dissertation, Municipal Grain Regulation and Provision in New Spain in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (1956). Some items in this collection are in Spanish.
Todd Ewing, John J. Finan's son-in-law, donated this collection in 2015.
The archivist arranged this collection alphabetically and topically for accessibility.
Actas de Cabildo, books 33-79 notes, Archivo del Ayuntamiento de Puebla (2 folders), undated
Ordenanzas de su Majestad notes, Archivo del Ayuntamiento de Puebla, undated
Reales Cedulas notes, Archivo del Ayuntamiento de Puebla, undated
Testimonio de cuentas presentadas por Don Jose Duarte corro mayordomo el pocito en el ano de 1787, Archivo General de Indias (2 folders), undated
Venta de Harina en Puebla 1678, Fol. A15, Archivo General de Indias, undated
Dissertation & Notes
Municipal Grain Regulation and Provision in New Spain in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, 1956 (2 folders)
Municipal Grain Regulation and Provision in New Spain in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, notes, undated
Manuscript & Notes
Chapter 1: The Moral Economy in Puebla, 1998 - 2002
Chapter 1 Notes, 2000
Chapter 2: Early Grain Trade Regulation in Puebla, 1999 - 2001