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Governor David F. Cargo Papers,

Identifier: 1969-001

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official papers of Governor Cargo. Includes proclamations; appointments; executive orders; executive budgets; address to legislature and files relating to legislative issues such as education; judicial reports and reports of elected officials; reports of administrative agencies, boards and commissions; reports of state institutions and records of the Four Corners Regional Commission and other regional commissions. Federal records include correspondence with and news clips concerning United States senators and congressmen representing New Mexico, and other national office holders; reports of federal agencies related to New Mexico; and reports on the federally funded Community Action Programs (CAP). Special issues include material on constitutional revision, the Vietnam War, and the Alianza Federal de las Mercedes. Penal papers include pardon and extradition cases. Political materials include documents on election campaigns, Republican National Party, National Governors' Conference, and similiar bodies. Miscellaneous materials contain files on contingency fund, speeches, private practice, family matters and personal documents.


  • 1967-1970

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

Biographical Note

Cargo, an Albuquerque lawyer and assistant district attorney for the Second Judicial District, served in the New Mexico House of Representatives prior to becoming governor. A Republican, Cargo served as Governor of New Mexico from 1967-1970.


86 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into thirteen series:
  1. I. Correspondence and appointments
  2. II. Resignations and recommendations
  3. III. Applications
  4. IV. Legislative issues
  5. V. State agencies
  6. VI. State institutions
  7. VII. Conservation issues
  8. VIII. Regional commissions
  9. IX. Records involving federal officials and agencies
  10. X. Special issues
  11. XI. Pardons and penal papers
  12. XII. Political materials
  13. XIII. Miscellaneous materials

Separated Material

Photographs received with the collection are housed and cataloged separately.


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 David F. Cargo Papers, 1967-1970
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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::1969-001::Governor David F. Cargo Papers)//EN" "nmar1969-001.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