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Joseph Imhof Research Collection

Identifier: AC 579

Scope and Content

Collection consists of extensive Joseph Imhof research materials collected by Nancy Reily, including correspondence, art work research, interviews, and articles. Also part of the collection is documentation of his paintings, lithographs, drawings and greeting cards.


  • 1870s-1960s

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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.

Biographical Information

Joseph Imhof born in 1871 spent his early years in the New York City area. He did art work for Currier and Ives and met Buffalo Bill Cody on a trip to Europe. He married Sarah (Sallie) Russell Stuart (1872-1966) in 1897 and they settled in the New York City area. They spent time in Albuquerque from 1907 to 1912, before settling in Taos in 1929. Imhof actively painted and photographed Indian ceremonies and was also a prominent lithographer.

Nancy Reily knew Joseph Imhof personally and subsequently published his biography. She worked on this book from 1980 to the middle 1990’s corresponding, interviewing and gathering relevant material from individuals, galleries, and museums about Imhof and his art.


7 Linear Feet

Related Material

Nancy Hopkins Reily. Joseph Imhof: Artist of the Pueblos, a Biography. Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press, 1998. [760.092 R362]

Separated Material

Photographs, slides, transparencies, CDs, and DVDs have been transferred to the Palace of the Governors' Photo Archives.


Bulk of material are photographic reproductions (professional, snapshots, copy prints) of Josef Imhof's artwork. Also included are a few historical photographs of Imhof, his personal and professional environments, and of Nancy Reily, the biographer of Josef Imhof.
Finding Aid of the Joseph Imhof Research Collection, 1870s-1960s
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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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