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Mariano Chavez Family Papers,

Identifier: 1960-010

Scope and Content

Collection consists of photocopies of documents involving members of the Mariano Chavez family and others. Most of the materials concern land grants, wills and estates, land conveyances, and litigation over land and water disputes in New Mexico during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Other materials include inventories of personal property, a license to build a chapel at San Jose de Chama (1844), a geneaology of the Chavez family, a collection of alabados (religious verses), and newspaper clippings regarding the Chavez family.

Most materials are in Spanish.


  • 1763-1967 (bulk 1763-1873)

Language of Materials

Spanish, and English.

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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


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Collection is organized into five series:
  1. I. Land grants
  2. II. Wills and estates
  3. III. Conveyances
  4. IV. Litigations
  5. V. Miscellaneous

Location of Originals

Originals are retained by donor.


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 Mariano Chavez Family Papers, 1763-1967 (bulk 1763-1873)
Edited Full Draft
Processed by K. Dorman
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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::1960-010::Mariano Chavez Family Papers)//EN" "nmar1960-010.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

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