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Pan-American Periodicals

Exploring Inter-American Information Exchange in the Early Twentieth Century

The Project

“Pan American Periodicals” is a collaborative, digital history research project with two primary goals:

  1. Understand how printed materials (in particular, periodicals) served as “transnational circuits” for information flow in the western hemisphere
  2. Make the valuable information in those printed materials more accessible to researchers and students of the history of the Americas

Concepts and Context

These periodicals emerged in a context of rapid change in international communications and inter-American relations. Click below to learn more about this context and about some of the concepts that we use in our analysis, including “transnational circuitry”.

The Periodicals

The periodicals studied in this project allowed information to flow around the hemisphere during their print run. Today, they are a fascinating repository of information about the hemisphere and the early twentieth century. Click below to learn more about each periodical and to search its contents for your own research interests!

Featured Content

Explore some of the articles, themes, and components of the periodicals that have caught the attention of our researchers.

Current Contributors

Mark Petersen, Ph.D.

Principle Investigator

Associate Professor of History

University of Dallas

Joann Nguyen

Student Research Assistant


University of Dallas

John Peter Cortez

Student Research Assistant


University of Dallas

Previous Contributors:

David Morales, Student Research Assistant, 2019-20

Patrick Gomez, Student Research Assistant, 2019-20


Thank you to those institutions and individuals who have helped to make this project possible!

We are always looking for new partners, and there are many ways to get involved. Click the button below if you would like to find out more.