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Laguna Mission Press Collection

Identifier: AC 448-p

Scope and Content

The collection consists of five items: Psalm I, Psalm XXIII (one in English and Laguna, and one in Laguna only), The Seven sacraments (published by St. Michaels Press in English and Navajo), and a pamphlet prepared by Louis A. Hieb on bilingual publications of the Southwest. Of the pieces in this collection only one, Psalm XXIII, can be specifically indentified with the W. Semple press.


  • 1877-1995

Language of Materials

English Keres Navajo

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.


Dr. John Menaul, a Presbyterian missionary, was sent to Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, in 1876. An eastern doner, known as "W. Semple", provided a printing press. In the summer of 1877, the pueblo mission became the first mission press in New Mexico. Menaul produced pamphlets, reports, and teaching tools in English and Keres, the language spoken at Laguna.


1 Folder


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez 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: 505-476-5104
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Inventory of the Laguna MissionPress Collection, 1877-1995
Processed by K Robens
© 2008
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Finding aid is inEnglish

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