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Richard Bradford Collection

Identifier: AC 415

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Bradford and his publishers J.B. Lippincott Co., Judith Klausner, Doubleday, McIntosh & Otis and others. It also includes manuscripts and correspondence when Bradford wrote for El Palacio. In addition, the collection contains personal correspondence, book reviews (manuscripts and publications), and manuscripts of work in progress. Examples of titles include: The Great Country Music Extravaganza, Procopia and the Lieutenant, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Joins the Marines.


  • 1963-1996
  • Majority of material found in 1967-1996

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

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

Biography / History

Richard Bradford was a writer based in Santa Fe. Originally from New Orleans, he arrived in Santa Fe at age 12 during World War II. He was known as an appreciative observer of New Mexico life and as a man who loved New Mexico. In 1968, J.B. Lippincott published Bradford's Red Sky At Morning, a book that some critics compared to J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Universal Pictures released the film version of Red Sky At Morning in 1970. So Far From Heaven was his second novel, published in 1973. Richard Bradford died in 2002 at the age of 70.


2.25 Linear Feet

Related Material

Publications and books are located in the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library stacks.
Guide to the Richard Bradford Collection, 1963-1996
Edited Full Draft
Tomas Jaehn
© 2007
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Finding aid is in English

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