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Mesa Verde National Park Guide Book Collection

Identifier: AC 440

Scope and Content

This collection consists of tourist pamphlets, maps, and general guides to Mesa Verde National Park. It also includes annual reports created by park officials for submittal to the Office of the United States Secretary of the Interior.


  • 1908-1961
  • Majority of material found in 1908-1937

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.

Historical Information

Consisting of more than 52,000 acres of Federal land, Mesa Verde National Park is located in southwestern Colorado. Mesa Verde ("green table" in Spanish) was created in 1906 by an act of Congress in order to preserve the ruins of ancient villages. These villages consist of mesa top sites and cliff dwellings built into the sides of the canyons by Native Americans living there between 1 and 1300 A.D


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Acquisition Information

This collection was created by pulling materials from a Mesa Verde National Park verticle file.
Guide to the Mesa Verde National Park Guide Book Collection, 1908-1961
Edited Full Draft
Susanne N. Ristow
© 2008
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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