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Luis E. Armijo Papers,

Identifier: 1959-011

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Armijo's business and personal papers. Correspondence primarily concerns legal matters and includes letters to Armijo from Elisha V. Long; letters sent and received by Octaviano A. Larrazolo, a business associate of Armijo who later served as Governor of New Mexico from 1919 to 1920; and Armijo's correspondence with Harry S. Bowman, Attorney General of New Mexico. Other documents include Armijo's expense statements as District Court Judge; his correspondence as Las Vegas Town Clerk (1913- 1914) and editor of the newspaper "El Independiente" (1914); and an 1869 land conveyance in Mora County, New Mexico from Lucien B. Maxwell to Joel W. Curtis.

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1869-1938

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

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Biographical Note

Luis E. Armijo, son of Enrique Armijo and Maria J. de Armijo, was born and reared in the Las Vegas, New Mexico area. He attended New Mexico Military Institute, graduating in 1908. Upon completion of his secondary education he returned to Las Vegas, where he studied law under former Supreme Court Justice Elisha V. Long, subsequently gaining admission to the State Bar in 1914. In 1913 Luis married Eugenia Delgado.

Prior to his admission to the State Bar, Luis Armijo served as a member of the Las Vegas School Board of Education; Las Vegas Town Clerk; Editor of "El Independiente newspaper; and Court Interpreter for the Fourth Judicial District Court. He eventually took full control of the legal firm established by Judge Long, being closely allied with Octaviano A. Larrazolo. Armijo also actively participated in Republican party affairs.

Armijo also served the Fourth Judicial District as Assistant District Attorney (1917-1919), District Attorney (1920-1925), and Judge (1926-1936).


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Contact Information

  1. New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  2. Archives and Historical Services Division
  3. 1205 Camino Carlos Rey
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
  5. Phone: 505-476-7908
  6. Fax: 505-476-7909
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Inventory of the Luis E. Armijo Papers, 1869-1938
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

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