Cuarto Centenario Collection
Identifier: AC 396
Scope and Content
Collection consists of Spanish documents: two royal decrees, a contract with Juan de Oñate regarding the discovery and conquest of New Mexico dated September 21, 1595; and the appointment of Oñate and other members of the expedition to the title of Hidalgo, dated July 8, 1602. (The original documents are housed at the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain). Included are illustrations of coats of arms, military uniforms and weapons, maps and architectural drawings of various styles of houses in rural Spain and England compiled by Jose Antonio Crespo-Frances y Valero and presented to the Palace of the Governors for the Cuarto Centenario.
Language of Materials
The collection is open for research.
Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
In 1998, Santa Fe celebrated two events that mark significant chapters in New Mexico history: the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Spanish settlers (Cuarto Centenario) and the 150th year since the treaty was signed making New Mexico a territory of the United States.
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- Fray Angelico Chavez History Library
- P.O. Box 2087
- The Palace of the Governors
- Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087
- Phone: 505-476-5090
- Fax: 505-476-5053
- Email: email@example.com
- URL: http://www.palaceofthegovernors.org
- Inventory of the Cuarto Centenario Collection, 1998-
- Processed by John Ramsey
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- Finding aid is in English
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