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La Herencia Collection

Identifier: AC 527

Scope and Content

The collection contains the materials used by the editor, Ana Pacheco to publish each issue of "La Herencia." The collection is in chronological order. There are family histories, essays, poems, stories, drawings, and photographs. Some photographs are xeroxed copies or copies from other archives. Others are originals. The originals were transferred to the Museum of New Mexico Photo Archives. There is also correspondence relating to the submission of materials to be included in the publications. Some of the correspondence refers to photographs that were submitted. Many of these photographs are not in the collection, it is assumed that they were returned to the sender.


  • 1994-2010
  • Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text

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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.

Biography / History

"La Herencia", a quarterly publication, was voted the City's Official Publication of the Santa Fe 400th Anniversary in 2006 by the Santa Fe City Council. The publication continues in the tradition of the Spanish press in the Southwest that began in Santa Fe in 1834 and ended in Santa Fe in 1958. "La Herencia" began publication in 1994. La Herencia was founded by Santa Fe native, Ana Pacheco, in response to the rapid decline of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture of New Mexico. It provides information on Hispanic culture with articles written by local historians from New Mexico and the Southwest. The editorial consists of oral history, Spanish language and Southwestern literature, book reviews, poetry, recipes, myths and other forms of Spanish and Mexican folklore retold with documentary photographs and illustrations. Current issues and trends are also covered.


2.5 Linear Feet

Guide to the La Herencia Collection, 1994-2010
Edited Full Draft
© 2011
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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