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Robert J. Brewer photographs

Identifier: Ms-0358

Scope and Content Note

The pictures in this collection stem from Brewer's collaboration with Steve McDowell which produced a book titled, "The Persistence of Memory: New Mexico's Churches." McDowell holds a journalism degree from the University of New Mexico and lived in Santa Fe.

The 77 pictures are black and white negatives, color negatives, 35 mm color slides, and color transparency.


  • 1975 - 1991

Access and Use Restrictions

This material may be examined by researchers under supervised conditions in the Search Room.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with copyright and other applicable statutes.

Copyrights associated with this collection have not been transferred and assigned to New Mexico State University.

Biographical Sketch

, a former seminary student, holds a master of fine arts degree from the Chicago Art Institute. He came to New Mexico in 1974 to earn summer credit. Brewer lived in Los Alamos where he was a photographer for Los Alamos National Laboratory.


5 linear inches

Language of Materials



Pictures taken by Robert Brewer for a book titled "The Persistence of Memory: New Mexico's Churches" with Steve McDowell of New Mexican churches.


  1. RG96-013 Robert Brewer
  2. RG96-040 Robert Brewer

Related Material

Brewer, Robert and McDowell, Steve. The Persistence of Memory: New Mexico's Churches. New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press. 1991.


Contact Information

  1. Archives and Special Collections
  2. New Mexico State University Library
  3. P.O. Box 30006
  4. Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8006
  5. Phone: (505) 646-3839
  6. Fax: (505) 646-7477
  7. Email:
  8. URL:


Guide to the Robert J. Brewer photographs
Updated by Cassie McClure.
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA