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Wittick Family Papers

Identifier: AC 242

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the papers and correspondence of Ben Wittick and the Wittick family, 1863-1935.


  • 1863-1994

Language of Materials

English German

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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

Family History

The Wittick family was from Moline, Illinois. Ben Wittick was a prominent photographer of the Southwest in the latter part of the 19th century. He brought his sons Charles and Tom along with him on his travels throughout the Southwest. Tom later changed his name to Frank Averill. Mamie Wittick Maxwell is Ben Wittick's daughter and Charles and Tom's sister.


1 Linear foot


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. The New Mexico History Museum
  3. P.O. Box 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Email:
  7. URL:


Guide to the Wittick Family Papers, 1863-1994
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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