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WPA New Mexico Collection

Identifier: AC 228

Scope and Content

Collection consists of typed documents produced by employees of the W.P.A. and its subdivision the Federal Writer's Project in New Mexico. Most of the collection is made up of transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with New Mexicans, and folklore and stories about New Mexico and Hispanic culture in particular.


  • 1936-1940

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Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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

Agency History

The Works Progress Administration was a major New Deal program in the 1930s.


24 Linear Feet

Alternate Access

A complete copy of this collection is available at the Center for Southwest Research, General Library, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Related Material

Related material and additional transcripts can be found at the New Mexico State Record Center and Archives in Santa Fe and at the Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez 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:
  8. URL:


These city and town files had been removed from the WPA New Mexico Collection. No original WPA Call# had been assigned - this addendum starts with an "artifical" WPA call number "6-x-y"
Guide to the WPA New Mexico Collection, 1936-1940
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Library Staff
©2000; updated ©2015
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Finding aid is in English
Expanded and republished in cooperation with the Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico. Funded in part by the Center for Regional Studies and Chicana/o Studies Program, UNM.

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//Museum of New Mexico::Fray Angelico Chavez History Library//TEXT (US::NmSM::AC 228::WPA New Mexico Collection)//EN" "nmsm1ac228.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • 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