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Governor Octaviano A. Larrazolo Papers,

Identifier: 1959-097

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official papers of Governor Larrazolo. Correspondence consists of letters sent and received (1918-1920). Oaths consist of Larrazolo's oath of office and speeches contain his official addresses. Legislative papers include special session correspondence and the bills of the 4th State Legislature. Reports are from various state agencies. Special reports and investigations include documentation concerning wildlife conservation, public lands, the Socorro County Public Schools, the 1919 Gallup Coal Strike, and the mine explosion at Dawson. The post World War I federal documents discuss discrimination against Spanish-American soldiers at Fort Wingate and the soldiers settlement board. Pardon and penal papers contain pardons, extradition papers, and penitentiary reports. Some pardons relate to Villistas involved in the raid on Columbus, New Mexico.


  • 1918-1920

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

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Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Note

Larrazolo was born in Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico, on December 7, 1859, the son of Donaciana and Octaviano Larrazolo. He came to the U.S. under the sponsorship of Bishop J.B. Salpointe of Arizona, and attended St. Michael's College in Santa Fe from 1875-1876. A Republican, Larrazolo was appointed clerk of the U.S. district courts in El Paso, Texas, and subsequently elected to that position in 1886 and 1888. He was admitted to the bar in 1888, and moved to Las Vegas, New Mexico in January, 1895. Larrazolo served as Governor of New Mexico from 1919-1920, and as one of New Mexico's U.S. senators from 1928 until his death on April 7, 1930. He was married to Maria Garcia and had seven children.


12 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into nine series:
  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Oaths
  3. III. Appointments, resignations, proclamations, executive orders
  4. IV. Speeches
  5. V. Legislative papers
  6. VI. Reports to the Governor
  7. VII. Special reports and investigations
  8. VIII. Post World War I-Federal documents
  9. IX. Pardons and penal papers


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
  7. Email:
  8. URL:
Inventory of the Governor Octaviano A. Larrazolo Papers, 1918-1920
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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