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Governor Jerry Apodaca Papers,

Identifier: 1976-030

Scope and Content

Collection consists of official papers of Governor Apodaca. Executive papers include correspondence, proclamations, and appointments. Legislative papers include bills, veto messages and various other documents. State agencies, boards, committees, and institutions include materials from the Governors' Service Centers. Papers of state government contain materials from the National Governors' Conference. Special reports and issues pertain to drought, several state water projects and sewers, the Tierra Amarilla Clinic Raid, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan (WIPP), the Elk Mountain road, the Anapra port of entry, and various other state issues and projects. Political papers contain correspondence and miscellaneous Democratic Party documents. Penal papers include pardons, extraditions, and prisoner correspondence. Press papers contain the correspondence and papers of the press secretary, speeches, and press releases. The governor's office papers and personal files include office and personal correspondence, the working files of the executive assistants to the governor, and miscellaneous publications and studies.


  • 1975-1978


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Biographical Note

Jerry Apodaca was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1934. A Democrat, he served in the New Mexico State Legislature (1966-1974) and as Governor of New Mexico (1975-1978).


127 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into fourteen series:
  1. I. Executive papers
  2. II. Legislative papers
  3. III. Re-organization of state government
  4. IV. State agencies, boards, committees, and commissions
  5. V. General correspondence
  6. VI. State institutions
  7. VII. Federal papers
  8. VIII. Papers of state government
  9. IX. Private organizations
  10. X. Special projects and issues
  11. XI. Political papers
  12. XII. Penal papers
  13. XIII. Press papers
  14. XIV. Governor's office papers and personal files


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 Jerry Apodaca Papers, 1975-1978
Edited Full Draft
Processed by J. Richard Salazar
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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::1976-030::Governor Jerry Apodaca Papers)//EN" "nmar1976-030.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