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New Mexico Normal University, Las Vegas., 1909-1912

 File — Folder: 314

Scope and Content

From the Collection: Collection consists of official and personal papers of Governor McDonald. The bulk of the collection consists of McDonalds official papers (1912-1916). Legislative papers contain vetoes, messages, and documentation of the Governors Contingent Fund. Petitions involve the use of convict labor, construction of a dike on the Rio Grande, a right-of-way for the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad, and conditions at the Sugarite Mining Camp in Colfax County. Reports are from various state agencies and private organizations including the Sisters of Loretto. Special reports and investigations contain several investigations of individual government employees, illegal practices of the Santa Fe County Commission, the failure of the First National Bank of Las Cruces, the election of Albert B. Fall, and the Mexican Embassys complaint of alleged trespassing on the Mexican border. Penal papers contain pardons, paroles, extraditions, and records of some Villistas involved in the raid on Columbus, New Mexico. Personal papers include McDonalds correspondence, campaign materials, and political documents; correspondence of FrancesMcDonald (wife); miscellaneous awards, letters, and certificates of Frances McDonald (daughter); a copy of T.A. Spencer Jr.s 1968 study of the papers of his great grandfather William C. McDonald; and documents concerning the Johnson-Flynn prize fight at Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1912.


  • 1909-1912

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English.

Access Restrictions



From the Collection: 24 linear feet, Oversize: 13 v.

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7948