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Fairview Cemetery Records

Identifier: AC 261

Scope and Content

The Fairview Cemetery Collection consists of photocopies of the original interment and plot ownership records of Santa Fe's Fairview Cemetery. These records were kept by the Santa Fe Woman's Club.

The first half of the Fairview Cemetery Collection consists of alphabetized interment records and the second half of alphabetized plot ownership records.


  • 1884-1983


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Copy Restrictions

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

History of Collection

The origin of Fairview Cemetery on Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe is obscure, however, until 1899 it was operated by the Fairview Cemetery Company. From 1899 until 1978, the Santa Fe Woman's Board of Trade and its successor, the Santa Fe Woman's Club, owned and operated the cemetery. Until the mid-1900s, Fairview was the major place of non-Catholic interment in Santa Fe. Rising costs of maintenance have left the modestly endowed cemetery in financial difficulties. In 1981 the County of Santa Fe returned ownership of the cemetery to the Woman's Club after only three years of stewardship. The fate of Fairview is presently unsettled. Most recently, a group of concerned Santa Feans have formed the Fairview Cemetery Preservation Association. With the aid of the Santa Fe Historical Society, efforts are being made to place Fairview on the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties. In this historic Santa Fe property such notables as Governors Prince, Seligman and Thornton, and prominent New Mexicans such as Catron, Nusbaum, Spitz, and Staab are buried.


1 linear foot

Related Material

See Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Vertical File for additional information on Fairview Cemetery.


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
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Guide to the Fairview Cemetery Records, 1884-1983
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Processed by Library Staff
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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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