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Buckner Collection of Elizabeth Garrett Materials,

Identifier: 1992-025

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials relating to the career of Elizabeth Garrrett, a blind singer and daughter of Sheriff Pat Garrett. Elizabeth Garrett served on the faculty of the New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped and wrote "O Fair New Mexico," which was adopted as the official state song in 1917. In addition to various typed manuscript drafts of Buckner's unpublished biography of Garrett, the collection also contains articles and newspaper clippings about Garrett; letters about Garrett sent and received by Buckner; transcripts of interviews with Garrett and her associates; and the lyrics, music and a 45 rpm record of "O Fair New Mexico. Collection also includes materials on Billy the Kid, and the Garrett family as pioneers in Chaves County and Roswell, New Mexico.


  • 1893-1992 (bulk, 1965-1966)

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Copy Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Goldie R. Buckner collected these materials in preparing a biography of Elizabeth Garrett that was never published.


1 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:
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Inventory of the Buckner Collection of Elizabeth Garrett Materials, 1893-1992 (bulk, 1965-1966)
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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::1992-025::Buckner Collection of Elizabeth Garrett Materials)//EN" "nmar1992-025.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