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Robert W. Frazer Collection

Identifier: AC 399

Scope and Content

The collection consists of personal papers (financial, family letters, retirement papers, health papers) and research material used by Robert Frazer for his publications, including transcribed copies of letters received by the U.S. Army Dept. in New Mexico (1850s - 1860s) and information on military history and forts in New Mexico and its economic impact.


  • 1911-2003

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

Robert W. Frazer was born in Sacramento, CA, on December 19, 1911. He earned his A.B. degree in 1936, his M.A. degree in history in 1940, and his Ph.D. in 1941, all from the University of California - Los Angeles. He taught at Adams State College (Alamosa, Colorado), the University of Wichita (Kansas), and the California State University in Long Beach, CA. He retired from there in 1975 as a Professor of History Emeritus. His published works are Over the Chihuahua and Santa Fe Trails, 1847-1848, Forts and Supplies. The Role of the Army in the Economy of the Southwest, 1846-181, Forts of the WestMilitary Forts and Presidios, and Posts Commonly Called Forts, West of the Mississippi River to 1898.


8.0 Linear Feet

Separated Material

Photographs transferred to Photo Archives (ACP 009). Folder level index at the end of this finding aid.


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angelico Chavez History Library
  2. P.O. Box 2087
  3. The Palace of the Governors
  4. Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087
  5. Phone 505-476-5090
  6. Fax 505-476.5053
  7. Email:
  8. URL:


Inventory of the Robert W. Frazer Collection, 1911-2003
Processed by Kathryn Robbins
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Finding aid is in English[OCLC 64432339]

Revision Statements

  • 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