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William P. Montgomery Papers

Identifier: Ms-0460

Scope and Content

The collection contains writings, reminiscences, research material and photographs of William P. Montgomery, journalist. The materials is arranged in two series. The first series, John Prather material, contains his memories and photographs of the John Prather story which he wrote for the El Paso Times in 1957 about the rancher who stood up to the US Army and refused to leave his land. These photographs were donated by Montgomery in 1984 in memory of Steele Jones, Vice President of Development at NMSU.

The second series, "Where's the Border?" article, pertains to an article written by Montgomery. Included are photocopies of Senate Documents and Reports from the National Archives and Records Administration used as research material for the article.


  • 1956-1985
  • 1957-1985

Language of Materials


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.


William P. Montgomery attended New Mexico State University.

Montgomery worked for the El Paso Times during the 1950s.

At the time of the donation of the material to the Archives and Special Collections in the Archives and Special Collections Department, New Mexico State University, he lived in Waldron, Arkansas.

No further biographical information is available at this time.


1 linear foot


  1. RG83-140
  2. RG84-086
  3. RG86-012

Existence and Location of Copies

A searchable, online database to the images in this collection may be accessed at


Contact Information

  1. Archives and Special Collections Department
  2. New Mexico State University Library
  3. P.O. Box 30006
  4. Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8006
  5. Phone: (575) 646-3839
  6. Fax: (575) 646-7477
  7. Email:
  8. URL:


Register of the William P. Montgomery Papers, 1957-1985
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Maura Kenny
© 2004
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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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