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Governor Bruce King Papers, 1st Term,

Identifier: 1972-009

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official and personal papers of Governor King's first term. Includes legislative, judicial, federal and penal papers, as well as correspondence, reports and other materials from a variety of state agencies and private organizations. Some of the materials involve issues such as the very large array telescope; Space Shuttle Program; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; Vietnam War; a port of entry at Anapra, New Mexico; and the activities of Reies Tijerina. Collection also includes correspondence with Santa Fe artist Tommy Macaione, President Richard Nixon, and the New Mexico congressional delegation, including Senators Pete Domenici, Joseph Montoya, and Clinton Anderson, and Representatives Harold Runnels and Manuel Lujan. Documents from the Four Corners Regional Commission, Federation of Rocky Mountain States, and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education are also part of the collection.


  • 1971-1974


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Biographical Note

Bruce King served as Governor of the State of New Mexico for three non-consecutive terms: first term, 1971-1974; second term, 1979-1982; and third term, 1991-1994.


78 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into 13 series:
  1. I. Executive papers
  2. II. Legislative papers
  3. III. Judicial papers
  4. IV. State agencies, boards, committees, commissions and institutions
  5. V. State institutions
  6. VI. Federal papers
  7. VII. State government papers
  8. VIII. Private organizations
  9. IX. Special issues
  10. X. Political papers
  11. XI. Penal papers
  12. XII. Governor's office and personal files
  13. XIII. Private Organizations


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 Bruce King Papers, 1st Term, 1971-1974
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Processed by Katherine Dorman
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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::1972-009::Governor Bruce King Papers, 1st Term)//EN" "nmar1972-009.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