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Epifanio Vigil Papers,

Identifier: 1959-224

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the personal and political papers of Epifanio Vigil. Political papers contain several broadsides and clippings from various New Mexico periodicals. Broadsides include Donaciano Madrid's opposition to the election of Francisco Chavez as Sheriff of Santa Fe County, New Mexico (1891) and opposition to Oterista and Catronista republicans (1900). A translation of an article implicating Thomas B. Catron in the American Valley murder is also included along with Francisco A. Manazanares' annoucement of his withdrawal from politics. Vigil's personal papers include some correspondence, receipts, and an appointment as interpreter. Other items include the hijuelas of Donaciano and Melisendro Vigil from the estate of Cesaria Garica (1900), a printed attack on Jose Doroteo Sena titled "Judas" (1878), W.G. Ritch's circular concerning a defense strategy against the Apaches (1880), and records from the Democratic and Republican Central Committees.

Most materials are in Spanish.


  • 1865-1900

Language of Materials

Spanish, and English.

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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


.25 Linear Feet


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 Epifanio Vigil Papers, 1865-1900
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1959-224::Epifanio Vigil Papers)//EN" "nmar1959-224.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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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