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Estancia News Herald Collection

Identifier: AC 077

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials from the Estancia News Herald. Material in this collection covers the late 1930s and 1940s and includes financial and legal documents, correspondence, ledger books, news releases (i.e. World War II), handbills, circulars, and advertising material (mostly dealing with the newspaper business and agriculture). Some material concern railroads in New Mexico. Collection contains Torrance County, New Mexico, school papers. There is no container level finding aid available for the 10 boxes.


  • 1936-1950

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Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

Duplication allowed for research purposes. User responsible for all copyright compliance.

Corporate History

The town of Estancia is located in Torrance County in the center of the state. The town was a trading center for farmers. When the New Mexico Central Railway was built south from Santa Fe to join the lines of the El Paso Northeastern, Estancia became the most important town between Santa Fe and El Paso. In 1905 Estancia became the site of the area's first newspaper. In the years immediately following several other papers were published here. In January 1912, J.A. Constant was the editor of a daily called the Morning News. Later Constant and his wife renamed the paper the Estancia News Herald and continued to publish he paper well into the late 1940s.


5 Linear Feet

Separated Material

Photographs received with the collection are housed in the Photo Archives and cataloged separately.

Mats, types, and presses have been transferred to the Palace of the Governors Print Shop.

Maps are housed in the Map Room.


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. The Palace of the Governors
  3. P.O. Box 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Fax: (+)505.476.5093
  7. Email:
  8. URL:


Guide to the Estancia News Herald Collection, 1936-1950
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Processed by Library Staff
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//Museum of New Mexico::Fray Angelico Chavez History Library//TEXT (US::NmSM::AC 077::Estancia News Herald Collection)//EN" "nmsm1ac077.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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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