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Lincoln County Heritage Trust Collection

Identifier: AC 481

Scope and Content

Collection contains primary and secondary letters, original deeds, and other ephemeral materials pertaining primarily to the Lincoln County War. Collection also contains reference letters relevant to Pancho Villa and his assassination.


  • 1879-1986
  • Majority of material found in 1879-1933

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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.

Institutional History

The Lincoln County Heritage Trust was a non-profit organization that has been responsible for much of the preservation of Lincoln properties and collecting Billy the Kid and Lincoln County War materials. The Heritage Trust ceased in the 1990s and was taken over by the Hubbard Museum. Hubbard, in turn, deeded the buildings and the content to the Department of Cultural Affairs in 2006.


0.5 Linear Feet

Separated Material

One photo of Deluvenia Maxwell and three photos of Pancho Villa's body and car have been transferred to Photo Archives.
Lincoln County Heritage Trust Collection, 1879-1986
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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