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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Records,

 Collection
Identifier: 1981-057

Scope and Content

As of 1999 collection consists of records of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Game and Fish Warden, and State Game Commission (1905-1980). Includes annual reports from various years between 1910 and 1977, newsletters for various years between 1950 and 1977, and correspondence (1905-1959). Also within the collection are minutes, rules and regulations, publications, clippings, reports from game surveys, and one letterpress copybook (1905-1906).

Dates

  • 1905-[ongoing].

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

None

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

The Office of the Game and Fish Warden was established by a legislative act in 1903 (1903 Laws of N.M., Chp. 48, Sec. 1). In 1912 a legislative act established the Game and Fish Department and designated the Game and Fish Warden as head of the Department (1912 Laws of N.M., Chp. 85, Sec. 1). In 1921 a legislative act established the State Game Commission to make rules and regulations and set policy for the Game and Fish Department (1921 Laws of N.M., Chp. 35, Sec. 1). In 1955 a legislative act changed the Game and Fish Warden's title to Director of the Game and Fish Department (1955 Laws of N.M., Chp. 59, Sec. 1). In 1973 a legislative act changed the name of the Game and Fish Department to the Department of Game and Fish (1973 Laws of N.M., Chp. 186, Sec. 3). In 1977 a legislative act made the Department of Game and Fish and the State Game Commission administratively attached to the newly-established Natural Resources Department (1977 Laws of N.M., Chp. 254, Sec. 9). In 1987 a legislative act abolished the Natural Resources Department and made the Department of Game and Fish and the State Game Commission administratively attached to the newly-established Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (1987 Laws of N.M., Chp. 234, Sec. 3). The purpose of the Department of Game and Fish is to protect and manage the fish and wildlife resources of New Mexico.

Extent

18 Linear Feet

Related Materials

Contact agency directly for recent materials.

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
Title
Inventory of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Records, 1905-[ongoing]
Status
Edited Full Draft
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::1981-057::New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Records)//EN" "nmar1981-057.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