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Ed S. Steele papers

Identifier: Ms-0160

Scope and Content

Materials contained in the Ed S. Steele papers include correspondence, field diaries, general files and photographs. Correspondence is fairly complete from 1926 until 1952, except for the year 1937. Most of the correspondence are letters, both business and personal, received by Steele rather than outgoing letters written by him. Field diaries were kept by Steele of his work for the U. S. Biological Survey as an agent hunter in New Mexico. These provide an interesting look into the game problems in the state from 1916-1933 and particularly into predator trouble. General files contained in this collection include a copy of New Mexico Predatory Animals News from 1925, poems written by Steele, two recipes, reminiscence and a paper listing shoeing and repairs expenses. Steele's photographs show animal life and hunting scenes and have been placed in the Rio Grande Historical Collections photograph files.


  • 1895 - 1952

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.

The copyrights possessed in this collection by Jo Ann West and June Hampton have been transferred to the Archives and Special Collections of New Mexico State University Library.


1 Linear Feet (2 Boxes)

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Correspondence, field diaries, general files and photographs of Ed S. Steele, an agent hunter of the U.S. Biological Survey in New Mexico.


  1. A77-60 Gift of Jo Ann West and June Hampton, June 1977.
  2. A77-61 Gift of June Hampton, June 1977.
  3. A77-96 Gift of Ruth Harrison, September 1977.
Guide to the Ed S. Steele papers
Merleen Dibert, June 1980. Sandy Cook - Work Study Student Veronica Soto - CETA Student Updated June 2004
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  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State University::Archives and Special Collections//TEXT (US::NmLcU::Ms 160::Ed S. Steele Papers)//EN" "nmlcu1ms160.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 University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

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