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Effie Paige Eddy Photograph Collection

Identifier: MSS-003

Scope and Content

This collection describes the activities of Effie Maurine Paige's trip across Pueblo, Hopi, and Navajo lands in 1926, and her life in the Southwest from 1925-1960s. The collection includes a manuscript detailing the 1926 trip, comprising mostly of photographs captures the 1925 trip and Effie's life on various ranches she lived from 1925 to 1950s. Two of Effie's published works are included in the collection.


  • 1925-1960
  • Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open to researchers by appointment only. Several photographs are restricted.

Copy Restrictions

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center retains copyright to this collection. Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Library and Archive.

Biography / History

Effie Maurine Paige was born August 30, 1890 in Imporia, Kansas. Before 1910, she was a telephone operator in Delaware, Pennsylvania, where she married Raymond Loomis in April 1913. She published short stories and household hints in magazines and newspapers using the name Effie Paige Loomis until 1920, when she and her husband separated. She continue to publish under the name Effie Maurine Paige, until 1926, when she married Jerome Orrell Eddy, a rancher and the son of a Chicago lawyer, art critic, and art collector of Arthur Jerome Eddy. Jerome died in 1951, which Paige published "The Cowboy's Christmas Tree" in 1956, as a tribute to her late husband. She continued to published under that name of Effie Paige Eddy until she remarried. She later married Dr. Joseph Hansell, founder of the Metaphysical Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1965, she transcribed her journal entries from a pack trip through the Southwest, taken in 1926 where her husband Jerome Eddy. She describes the people and terrain from Jemez, Las Vegas, Taos, Grand Canyon, and Hopi country. Paige also mentions encountering several famous people, such as Albert Looking Elk of Taos, Henry Chee Dodge of the Navajo Nation, and Tom Pavatea of the Hopi Nation. Paige was an avid photographer and documented her Southwest trip and her ranch life through photographs.


1 box


The collection contains a manuscript and photographs of Effie Paige Eddy's trip to Pueblo, Hopi, and Navajo communities in Arizona and New Mexico.

Processing Information

Collection was processed by Ann L. Branned, Archive volunteer
Effie Paige Eddy Photograph Collection, 1925-1960
Edited Full Draft
Anne L. Brannen
© 2019
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Library Archives Repository

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Library & Archives
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque NM 87104 USA