Rafael Uribe Uribe, politician, lawyer, journalist, diplomat, general, and Colombia Liberal Party (Partido Liberal (Colombia)) leader, was born in Valparaiso, Colombia, in 1859. Early on, he was involved in various military campaigns, fighting in civil wars that erupted in Colombia throughout the late 1800s. In the early 1900s, he began to concentrate his efforts in journalism and political matters and was actively involved in promoting progressive ideals in a country torn by long-standing political, social, and economic strife. Uribe Uribe died on 16 October 1914 as a result of an ax attack by two individuals while he was walking by the Capitolio Nacional in Bogota, Colombia. The collection contains letters and telegrams, printed materials, and other items. Letters and telegrams were sent to Uribe Uribe between 1909 and 1914 (bulk 1913) from politicians, doctors, journalists, businessmen, workers, students, Colombia governmental departments, and the general public. Topics are wide-ranging, but chief concerns are journalistic and political, and in particular the Colombia Liberal Party. Also included are printed materials, including newspapers, clippings, broadsides, and bulletins. The bulk of the printed material is from 1914 and chiefly concerns events related to Uribe Uribe's assassination. Other topics are ongoing military conflicts and political matters, particularly those associated with the Colombia Liberal Party. There is also a 1914 commemoration honoring Uribe Uribe's accomplishments and services to the Republic of Colombia, which was given to his family after his death; a group of broadsides and bulletins regarding the 1901 attempt by Venezuelan conservative Carlos Rangel Garbiras to organize the overthrow of liberal Venezuelan President Cipriano Castro with the aid of Colombian conservative troops (Uribe Uribe played a key role in suppressing the invasion); a topographical map of the Talca-Linares area in Colombia; and other items.