Maps, bulk: 1916 - 1954
From the Collection: This collection contains materials of potential value to researchers with an interest in Lincoln County. Genealogists, geographers, historians, anthropologists, and researchers interested in Lincoln County history will find the collection a valuable source. Papers of John M. and Ruth Tompkins Penfield and records of the Penfield Store of Lincoln, New Mexicowere donated by by the descendants of the Penfield family. The Penfield Store was formerly the Tunstall-McSween store of Lincoln County War fame. John Penfield bought the store around 1900 and it was run by the Penfield family until sold to the state of New Mexico around 1957. Also included are papers of Ruth Tompkins Penfield's family, who were involved in mining in the White Oaks area in the latter 19th century. She was a prep student at NMCA&MA around 1901, received teacher training, then taught school in White Oaks and Lincoln. Additionally, there are records from John Cockrell, an attorney for James Dolan, who ran the store after it was taken over by Dolan.
- Majority of material found within 1916 - 1954
Conditions Governing Access
Open. All materials in this collection are available for research in the Caroline E. Stras Research Room.
From the Collection: 7.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English