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La Revista de Taos and the Taos cresset. : (Taos, Nuevo México) 1905-1905
Place of publication:
Taos, Nuevo México
Geographic coverage:
  • Taos, Taos, New Mexico  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
José Montaner
Dates of publication:
  • Año 4, no. 3 (21 de enero de 1905)-año 4, no. 44 (4 de nov. de 1905).
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hispanic Americans--New Mexico--Newspapers.
  • Hispanic Americans.--fast--(OCoLC)fst00957523
  • New Mexico--Taos County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01221052
  • New Mexico--Taos.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01208684
  • New Mexico.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01204269
  • Taos (N.M.)--Newspapers.
  • Taos County (N.M.)--Newspapers.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • In English and Spanish.
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La revista de Taos and the Taos Valley News, La Revista de Taos and the Taos Cresset and La revista de Taos

La Revista de Taos ("The Taos Review") of New Mexico was published under three different names in the year 1905. Early in January, it was issued under the title,La Revista de Taos and the Taos Valley News. During the period January 21-November 4, the title became La Revista de Taos and the Taos Cresset. Beginning November 11, 1905, it was simply called La Revista de Taos. The paper continued publishing under that name until 1922.

José Montaner, who had edited an earlier version of the newspaper, also known as La Revista de Taos, managed all three titles. Born in Spain, Montaner had immigrated to the United States in 1898 and settled in Taos in 1901, where he became active in Republican Party politics. While editor of La Revista, Montaner also served as deputy county clerk and later as county school superintendent. Despite its front-page declaration, "Periodico Liberal e Independiente Dedicado a los Intereses de Norte de Nuevo Mexico" (Liberal and independent newspaper dedicated to the interests of northern New Mexico), La Revista favored the Republican Party. Montaner's editorship lasted 13 years. In 1918, he left the newspaper to start a Spanish language literary arts magazine, La Revista de Taos Illustrada.

No editor is named in the pages of La Revista between 1918 and 1920. Isidoro Armijo was editor from 1920 to 1921; he later established the Armijo Bureau, a news service for Spanish language newspapers in New Mexico. Armijo was followed by Francisco L. Lopez, who took over as editor in 1922.

La Revista de Taos was primarily intended for New Mexicans of Spanish/Mexican descent whose families had lived in the area before it became part of the United States. Their descendants formed a large audience for Spanish language newspapers. In 1906, Ayer's American Newspaper Annual and Directory listed 21 such papers throughout the territory. Catering to native Spanish speakers, La Revista and similar papers helped perpetuate a sense of Spanish culture in New Mexico, as more and more English speakers arrived from the East. In a nod to the latter, however, La Revista did include articles and sometimes whole sections in English.

A subscription to La Revista de Taos and Taos Cresset cost $2 per year; it was published on Saturdays. In 1906, La Revista de Taos switched publication to Fridays; annual subscriptions remained $2. Circulation increased from 1,100 in 1906 to 3,745 in 1920. Once produced in four pages, by 1912 La Revista had expanded to six pages and included sections dedicated to local news, news from the capital, agriculture, women, editorials, and correspondence. By 1918, La Revista de Taos varied between eight and ten pages, and covered New Mexico, national, and international news. La Revista Popular de Nuevo México succeeded La Revista in 1922.

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