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Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Guadalupe County,

Identifier: 1976-025

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the territorial and New Mexico district court records for Guadalupe County, New Mexico (1893-1965). Included are record books (1893-1946), case files (1893-1960), witness discharges (1912-1965), and other court material. Record books consist of various dockets (1893-1946) and court proceedings record books (1893-1922) hearings. Case files include criminal cases 2-1423 (1897-1942) and civil cases 1-591, 367-2858, A-63, A-100, A137 (1893-1960). Two numbering systems exist and many criminal and civil case files are unnumbered. Large gaps may exist between case files. Many of the civil cases after 1908 are not part of this collection. Other court material consists of miscellaneous jury and financial records.

Some material in Spanish.


  • 1893-1965 (Bulk 1893-1931)

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Juvenile case files are restricted/confidential under New Mexico statute (Laws of 1943, Chapter 40, Section 4).

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Guadalupe County, New Mexico was established in 1891 and formed part of the 4th Judicial District of the United States Territorial Courts in New Mexico. By an act of the New Mexico Legislature Guadalupe County was renamed Leonard Wood County for the years 1903 to 1905. In 1904 Leonard Wood County was transferred from the 4th to the 6th Judicial District and in 1912, as Guadalupe County, it was transferred back to the 4th Judicial District. Upon statehood in 1912, the Territorial Courts became the New Mexico District Courts.


17 v. + 15 linear feet


Collection is organized into eight series:
  1. I. Docket Books
  2. II. Records Books (Journals)
  3. III. Miscellaneous Record Books
  4. IV. Miscellaneous Records
  5. V. Financial Records
  6. VI. Criminal Case Files
  7. VII. Civil Case Files
  8. VIII. Juvenile Case Files

Related Material

Naturalization records are located in the "Naturalization Records by New Mexico Courts" Accession Number 1959-281 Additional court material is located in the "Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Court Clerks" Accession Number 1974-033 Most statehood material remains with the Judicial District Court Clerk.


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 Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Guadalupe County, 1893-1965 (Bulk 1893-1931)
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Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1976-025::Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Guadalupe County)//EN" "nmar1976-025.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