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J.K. Shishkin Collection

Identifier: AC 210

Scope and Content

In 1968, Ms. J. K. Shishkin was assigned by Mr. Carlos Nagel, the director of the Museum of New Mexico, to write a history of the Palace of the Governors. In 1972, Ms. Shishkin submitted this manuscript consisting of 405 typewritten pages and 28 handwritten pages of footnotes. Carl E. Rosnek, Museum Director of Publications, returned the manuscript to Ms. Shishkin with editorial comments and corrections. Although Ms. Shishkin agreed to rewrite the manuscript, she did not finish the project by the time of her retirement.

The manuscript reflects much research, especially in the areas of early colonial history, the Pueblo Rebellion of 1680, historical descriptions of the Palace and of Indian uprisings. Her manuscript covers the period 1598-1909.

The typewritten manuscript is in fair condition. Some of the pages are dogearred. File #4 contains correspondence regarding the manuscript.


  • 1972-1985

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

Biographical History

J.K. Shishkin was an employee of the Museum of New Mexico. She worked on a history of the Palace of the Governors from 1968 to 1972.


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Contact Information

  1. Fray Anglico Chvez History Library
  2. The Palace of the Governors
  3. P.O. Box 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Fax: (+)505.476.5093
  7. Email:
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Guide to the J.K. Shishkin Collection, 1972-1985
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Finding aid is in English

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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