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Marta Weigle Collection

Identifier: AC 361

Scope and Content

Collection consists of nearly all her research materials as well as manuscripts with and without annotations; notes; lecture materials; correspondence; newspaper and journal clippings; book reviews of her books; Federal One, a newsletter of 1930s culture; and other publications. Included are research materials on New Mexico writers, penitentes and religion in New Mexico, materials on many of the Works Project Administration (WPA) projects in New Mexico, and materials on Spanish Colonial folk art.

Where repeated, the initials for the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), the Works Project Administration (WPA) Federal Writers Project (FWP), Federal Art Project (FAP),and Federal Music Project (FMP) are used in the collection

Contains material in English and in Spanish.


  • 1946-1999


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Copy Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Marta Weigle (1944-) is a professor of English, Anthropolgy, and American Studies at the University of New Mexico. She was born in Wisconsin on July 3, 1944. She graduated cum laude in Social Relations from Harvard University, June 1965 and received her doctorate in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania in August 1971. She has written many articles and books on the southwest, its culture, tourism, mythology, hispanic village life and art, the Penitentes, New Mexico writers, and historic figures in literature. Some of her publications are Santa Fe and Taos: The Writer's Era, 1916-1941; Women of New Mexico: Depression Era Images; the Lore of New Mexico; Hispanic Arts and Ethnohistory; and Spiders and Spinsters. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.


39.50 Linear Feet

Separated Material

Publications and books are located in the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library.


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: (+)505.476.5104
  7. Email:
  8. URL:


Guide to the Marta Weigle Collection, 1946-1999
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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