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Boaz W. Long Papers

Identifier: AC 136

Scope and Content

The Boaz Walton Long Collection consists of private and professional correspondence, financial records, and personal papers dating almost entirely from the 1940s.


  • 1942-1957

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Duplication allowed for research purposes. User responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Note

Boaz Walton Long (9-27-1876 to 7-30-1962) was born in Warsaw, Indiana where his father held a judicial position. The Long family came to the Southwest in 1885 when President Grover Cleveland named Elisha V. Long Chief Justice of New Mexico. The Longs lived in Santa Fe initially and then moved to Las Vegas after redistricting of the Territory. Boaz graduated from Las Vegas High School and then spent one year at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri. Subsequent clerking in his father's law office ended when Long's love of travel took him through the Western United States, Mexico, Central America, and Cuba. More than ten year's experience abroad in the Western Hemisphere facilitated Long's appointment as Chief of the Division of Latin American Affairs for the State Department in 1913. Long remained in various positions of government service for more than thirty years until his retirement in 1946. Among numerous assignments, Boaz Long acted as Minister to San Salvador, Cuba and Nicaragua, and Ambassador to Ecuador and Guatemala. Retirement from federal service ushered in a period of state service as Long became Director of the Museum of New Mexico from 1948 to 1957.


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Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. The Palace of the Governors
  3. P.O. 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Fax: (+)505.476.5093
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Guide to the Boaz W. Long Papers, 1942-1957
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Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090