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John Paul Delgado Collection,

Identifier: 1992-024

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the John Paul Delgado papers (1910-1992) and the military papers of Manuel Delgado (1774-1804). The bulk of the collection covers the years 1910-1992. John Paul Delgado papers include some materials concerning his grandfather Benjamin Read, genealogical materials concerning the Delgado Family, and various clippings and other materials concerning John Paul Delgado's acting career. Also includes black and white photographs of John Paul and the Delgado Family, photocopies of homestead records and a register of visitors to Benjamin Read's private museum (1916-1927). Manuel Delgado military papers include appointments and service records (1774-1804).

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1774-1992 (bulk 1910-1992)

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

John Paul Delgado is the grandson of New Mexico historian Benjamin Read, and a descendant of Manuel Delgado, an officer in the Mexican Army in the eighteenth century.


1.25 Linear Feet


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 John Paul Delgado Collection, 1774-1992 (bulk 1910-1992)
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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::1992-024::John Paul Delgado Collection)//EN" "nmar1992-024.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