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Bergere Family Papers,

Identifier: 1975-024

Scope and Content

Collection consists of land records (1829-1929) and personal, financial, and professional papers of the A.M. Bergere family and its extended families, the Oteros and the Lunas of Los Lunas, New Mexico (1855-1967). Land records include conveyances and information regarding the Bartolome Baca Land Grant, the Antonio Sandoval Land Grant, the Perea Land Grant, the Tome Land Grant, and the Chilili Land Grant. Financial records contain deeds, correspondence regarding the estate of Eloisa Luna de Bergere, and the records of various family members. Family professional papers include the papers of Adelina Otero-Warren during her tenure as a New Mexico Indian Inspector (1923-1924), Santa Fe Superintendent of Schools (1929-1941), New Mexico State Supervisor of Literacy, W.P.A.( Works Progress Administration), and Director of the W.P.A. Adult Education Program in Puerto Rico (1941). Also included are Otero-Warren's New Mexico folklore and social customs research files for her publication on the Spanish heritage of New Mexico. Bergere family papers, scrapbooks, and bible contain family correspondence, and biographical and genealogical notes. A scrapbook of New Mexico and national political news is also included (1930).

Some materials in Spanish with English translations.


  • 1829-1974

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

The A.M. Bergere family was a socially and politically prominent family during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


6 linear ft. + 8 v.


Collection is organized into eight series:
  1. I. Land records (1829-1929)
  2. II. Financial records (1888-1967)
  3. III. Family professional papers (1855-1941)
  4. IV. Family personal papers (1874-1956)
  5. V. Newsclippings (1919-1967)
  6. VI. Publications (1930-1974)
  7. VII. Family Bible (n.d.)
  8. VIII. Scrapbooks (1883-1940)

Existence and Location of Copies

Collection also available on microfilm.

Separated Material

Photographs received with collection are housed and cataloged separately. Consult archivist regarding related maps.


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 Bergere Family Papers, 1829-1967
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Al Regensberg
Language of description
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::1975-024::Bergere Family Papers)//EN" "nm-ar#1975-024.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