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Tularosa Algodon Company, Inc. records

Identifier: Ms-0102

Scope and Content

According to the April 6, 1925 issue of Cotton and Cotton Oil News, the average life of a gin plant was seven years, the length of time much of this collection spans (1925-1932). Correspondence and general office files, as well as financial and production records, comprise a large portion of the collection. In addition to these records, there is a sizeable newspaper clipping file, mainly pertaining to the Pink Cotton Bollworm's destruction of crops in Texas. Other published materials include machinery catalogs, and insurance brochures which describe the hazards involved in ginning operations. Also, the original blueprints for the gins are available. Original order (alphabetical by subject file) has been retained in processing.


  • 1925 - 1936

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Copy Restrictions

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The copyrights possessed in this collection have not been transferred to New Mexico State University.

Historical Sketch

The Tularosa Algodon Company was incorporated on April 7, 1925. Clarence C. Chase served as the company's president, treasurer and general manager, while Mark B. Thompson of Las Cruces served as secretary; W. A. Hawkins of La Luz, New Mexico, was the third director. The foremost objective of the company was to engage in the buying, selling, ginning, baling, adapting and preparing of cotton, and to deal in seed cotton. As part of this operation, the company built a cotton gin near the Tularosa, New Mexico, depot. This plant cost more than $25,000 and housed a 90-hp fuel oil engine. In addition, the site contained tanks for both fuel oil and cotton seed oil. A linter and a cold press were used in the production of cotton seed cake.


1 linear foot (2 boxes)

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Cotton ginning company in Tularosa, New Mexico. Collection is comprised of general office files, correspondence, financial and production records, newspapers clippings and other printed materials, and blueprints.
Guide to the Tularosa Algodon Company, Inc. records
Merleen Dibert, 1979. Revised by Linda Blazer and Andrea Conners.
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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