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Dona Ana County, N.M. Records,

 Collection
Identifier: 1974-017

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of Dona Ana County, New Mexico (1852-1946). Included are the records of the county clerk (1852-1935), assessor (1870-1912), sheriff (1854-1923), county commission (1885-1916), justice of the peace (1863-1946), probate court (1859-1912), coroner (1864-1900), school superintendent (1876-1877), treasurer (1864-1913), road supervisor (1896, 1902), and the board of horticultural commissioners (1892). County Clerk's records include registers of deeds, brands, licenses, oaths and bonds, mining claims, and automobiles; voter lists, and election records. County Commissioners' records include correspondence, election results for territorial council seat (1888) and constitutional convention (1889); and material concerning roads, schools, and the Dona Ana County courthouse and jail (1866). Miscellaneous materials include documents concerning various acqueias (1863-1933).

Some materials are in Spanish.

Dates

  • 1852-1946

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Documents are fragile. Use microfilm if available

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Formerly part of Valencia County, New Mexico, Dona Ana County was created in 1852.

Extent

6 linear feet + 33 v. + 7 rolls

Alternate Format

Some records are available on microfilm.

Related Material

Most statehood materials remain in the county offices.

General

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: archives@rain.state.nm.us
  8. URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm

General

Title
Inventory of the Dona Ana County, N.M. Records, 1852-1946
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Processed by Daphne S.O. Arnaiz-DeLeon
Date
©2000
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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::1974-017::Dona Ana County, N.M. Records)//EN" "nmar1974-017.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

Contact:
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7913