Cultural Patrimony at Monterrey Tec (Monterrey, Mexico)

The collections of books and journals, photographs, microfilm, objects (metal and archaeological pieces from the conquest period), architectural plans and maps, manuscripts and lithographs, and slides at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education together constitute a unique treasure at Mexico’s most important private university.

After its founding in 1943, initiated by Don Eugenio Garza Sada and a group of Monterrey-based business leaders, this cultural collection continued to expand to the point where it required its own dedicated space. This is the origin of the famous Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Library (“la Cervantina”) founded in 1954, in what is today the Rectory Building on the Monterrey Campus of ITESM.

The collections cover not only a large part of the history of Mesoamerica, New Spain and Mexico, but also literature and languages and, to a lesser extent, disciplines such as architecture, medicine, arts, and genealogy.

Contact: Patrimonio Cultural del Tecnológico de Monterrey