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Historical Society of New Mexico Collection,

Identifier: 1960-023

Scope and Content

Collection consists primarily of business records of the Historical Society of New Mexico and a broad range of historical documents. The business records include annual and biennial reports, and vouchers for the purchase of materials by the Historical Society of New Mexico. Most of the historical documents relate to political, military, and religious matters in New Mexico from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries. Includes an 1822 judgement by Cabildo president Manuel Baca quieting title to land belonging to Antonio Armijo in San Miguel del Vado; an 1846 letter from Diego Archuleta to Dona Dolores Lopes of Abiquiu Pueblo; printed reports of Col. Kit Carson describing campaigns against the Navajo in 1863 and 1864; and a diary of Jemez Alcade Sanches Vergara covering 1799 to 1829 which includes baptismal information and an account of a solar eclipse on June 16, 1806.

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1685-1930 (bulk 1830-1920)


Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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


1.5 Linear Feet


Collection is organiged into two series
  1. I. Historical documents
  2. II. Historical Society of New Mexico - business 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 Historical Society of New Mexico Collection, 1685-1930 (bulk 1830-1920)
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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::1960-023::Historical Society of New Mexico Collection)//EN" "nmar1960-023.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