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Paul A. F. Walter Scrapbook

Identifier: AC 573

Scope and Content

Collection contains papers marking major professional and civic events in the life of Paul A. F. Walter.


  • 1937-1966
  • Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text

Language of Materials


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.

Biographical Information

Paul A. F. Walter was a prominent citizen of Santa Fe, New Mexico, for 67 years. Born in Germany (1873) and raised in Pennsylvania, he came to Santa Fe in 1899. He was the Postmaster of Santa Fe from 1902-1909 and lived in the Palace of Governors for the first year. In 1909 he purchased the Santa Fe New Mexican and was the editor until 1912 when Bronson Cutting took over the newspaper. He was involved in the new art museum, the founding of the School of American Research, the first modern Santa Fe Fiesta, the Indian Fair, and the beginning of El Palacio. For many years he had an active law practice until in 1931 he became Vice-President of the First National Bank of Santa Fe from which he retired as President in 1949. Over the years Walter was also a member of the New Mexico Historical Society, the Rotary Club, New Mexico Bar Association, serving in official capacities in all of them. Additionally, he was a long-standing member of the First Presbyterian Church and received an honorary LLD from the University of New Mexico in 1955. He died in 1966


.5 Linear Feet

Separated Material

Original photographs have been transferred to the Photo Archives (HP.2013.17).

Processing Information

Scrapbook has been scanned to document its order and then disassembled and items removed from the scrapbook.
Finding Aid of the Paul A. F. Walter Scrapbook, 1937-1966
Edited Full Draft
© 2014
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Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
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