Archivo Histórico del Agua

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(give a brief summary comment about holdings here) This archive holds documents related to water issues in the Twentieth Century.





Balderas #94, Centro Histórico Delegación Cuahutémoc Distrito Federal, México



(55)55-21-27-04 (55)55-21-19-39


Schedule & hours

(include information about annual closures) The archive is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closures: January 1, February 5, March 21, September 16, November 20, December 25

Working language(s)

(what languages do you need, and what languages can you limp by on?) Spanish

Directions to the archive


The archive offers governmental documents from hydraulic issues in the country. The archive also offers a photographic collection that contains around 7,000 photographs taken at different stages of hydraulic public works.

Research procedures

The research is open to the public during business hours. If the visitor needs a tour guide, the person needs to call to make arrangements at least one week in advanced.


(what permits, identity documents, or letters of reference do you need to present? how far in advance must you begin to register?) Visitors should present an official Identification in order to use the archives.

Permitted and prohibited items

(if possible, account for laptop computers, cameras, scanners, phones, pens and pencils, loose papers, and so on)

  • Permitted: Laptop, pens, pencils, loose paper
  • Prohibited:Cameras
    • Must bring gloves in order to use the archival material

Document ordering and delivery

(how do you request documents? how many can you order at a time? how are documents delivered?) In order to make copies, a request form must be filled out by the visitor, who should come back the date told to pick up the documents copied.

Photocopying, photography, microfilming

(what are costs, permits, and page limits? how long do you have to wait?) Copies of documents cost $1.50 MXN. It takes 1-7 days/ Digitalized orders cost from $10 MXN to $100 MXN, it depends on the size of the digitalized order.

Key individuals

(give names of archive staff and other individuals who can help researchers) Israel Sandre Guadalupe Gonzalez


(details on food, coffee, lockers, washrooms, transportation, internet access, and the like) There is no food, coffee, lockers, transportation, or internet service

See also

(links to relevant websites and resources)

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