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Leopold Armijo Collection

Identifier: AC 621

Scope and Content

This collection consists of Armijo family records and photographs and focuses on the many letters Leo Armijo wrote to his grandchildren, Patricia and David Palafox, sharing many personal family experiences as well as memories of the times in which he lived. Many of the stories relate to Las Vegas, NM history.


  • 1880s-1980s

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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

Leopold E. Armijo (1895-1985) was born and spent his early years in Las Vegas, NM. After serving in France during World War I, he settled in El Paso, TX in 1920 and married Alceria Alderete from El Paso in 1921, living the rest of his life in El Paso.


2 Linear Feet

Separated Material

Original photographic material transferred to Photo Archives (HP2016.17).
Finding Aid of the Leopold Armijo Collection, 1880s-1980s
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© 2016
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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