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The Chili Club Papers

Identifier: AC 201

Scope and Content

Collection of papers on a wide variety of historical and current topics such as art, architecture, medicine, politices, social programs, and business matters presented by members of the Chili Club at their monthly meetings from 1938 to the present. Also included are a constitution, members’ correspondence, obituaries and memorials, photographs, and other miscellaneous papers.


  • 1938-2004

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biography or History

The Chili Club was established in 1938 by a group of prominent Santa Fe men. The original name was AXIS, but that was soon changed with the advent of World War II. The clubs’ twelve members, with diverse professional backgrounds such as architecture, art, business, education, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, ministry, and writing, presented papers and discussed human problems for mutual benefit. If a member drops out of the club, a unanimous vote of the remaining members is required to replace him. There are no officers, just a two-member steering committee, chosen by majority vote, which looks after programs and affairs for a term of one year.


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Contact Information

  1. Fray Angelico Chavez History Library
  2. P.O. Box 2087
  3. The Palace of the Governors
  4. Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087
  5. Phone: 505-476-5090
  6. Fax: 505.476.5053
  7. Email:
  8. URL:


Inventory of the The Chili Club Papers, 1938-2004
Processed by Dan
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Finding aid is in English[OCLC 64431737]

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

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