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Governor John E. Miles Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: 1959-105

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official and personal papers of Governor Miles. Includes correspondence with and reports from various state agencies concerning a broad range of issues such as labor, natural resource conservation, enforcement of the Hatch Act, establishment of the Four Corners Monument, establishment of a Mormon Battalion Monument, and extension of the Navajo Reservation. Also within this collection are reports and other materials concerning the Pecos River Commission, Rio Grande Compact Commission, New Deal programs and World War II activities in New Mexico, and correspondence with New Mexico's congressional delegation, including Senators Dennis Chavez, Carl Hatch, and Clinton Anderson, and Representative John Dempsey.

Dates

  • 1939-1942

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

None

Copy Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

John E. Miles was born at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, July 28, 1884. He settled in Texas and began farming at the age of seventeen, then moved to Oklahoma and finally to New Mexico in 1906. He took a homestead there and married Susie C. Wade in 1906. Miles served in several offices including Quay County Assessor (1920-1924), secretary of the New Mexico State Tax Commission (1925), and secretary of the Democratic State Central Committee. He was elected Governor in 1938 and was re-elected in 1940. Upon completion of his term as Governor he held various positions including chairman of the Public Service Commission (1943-1948), Commissioner of Public Lands (1947-1948), and U.S. Representative to Congress (1949-1950). Miles died on October 7, 1971.

Extent

18.5 Linear Feet

Organization

Collection is organized into twelve series:
  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Petitions
  3. III. Appointments, resignations, proclamations
  4. IV. Speeches, press releases, invitations
  5. V. Reports to the Governor
  6. VI. Special reports and issues
  7. VII. Conservation
  8. VIII. New Deal
  9. IX. World War II, National and State Council of Defense
  10. X. Conferences
  11. XI. Pardons and penal papers
  12. XII. Personal papers

Separated Material

Photographs received with collection are housed and cataloged separately.

General

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: archives@rain.state.nm.us
  8. URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm
Title
Inventory of the Governor John E. Miles Papers, 1939-1942
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Processed by Staff
Date
©2000
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1959-105::Governor John E. Miles Papers)//EN" "nmar1959-105.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

Contact:
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7913