Olivia Tsosie Collection
Identifier: AC 539
Scope and Content
Olivia Tsosie's papers encompass family history, correspondence, personal writings, college notes and research, and materials on politics and community activism. They also contains records and materials for Onate Spanish Barb, Ltd. and the Spanish Barb Breeding Association. The collection reflects Tsosie's interests in a variety of subjects: horses, travel, and world affairs. Photographs were transferred to the Photo Archives.
The collection is open for research.
Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
Francisca Olivia Tsosie was born January 23, 1933 in Aberdeen, WA, and died February 9, 2007 in Santa Fe, NM. She had 8 children. She made her home in the village of Agua Fria since the early 1950s. She was a long term neighborhood activist on land use, water, environmental, governmental and social justice issues. She lead the movement to designate the community the Agua Fria Traditional Village. She founded Onate Spanish Barb Ltd., an organization dedicated to protecting and perpetuating that horse breed and was a member of the Spanish Barb Breeding Association. She earned a Master's Degree in Linguistics from UCLA and a nursing degree from Northern New Mexico Community College. Memberships include the Old Santa Fe Association (President), the Agua Fria Village Association, and numerous other organizations.
13 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Photographic Materials Transferred to Photo Archives (HP 2012.01)
- Guide to the Olivia Tsosie Collection, 1960-2007
- Edited Full Draft
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- Finding aid is in English
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