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Truman A. Spencer Family Ranching Records,

Identifier: Ms-0201

Scope and Content

Ranching family with holdings in Lincoln County and Otero County, New Mexico. Consists of correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, maps, surveys, plats and miscellaneous documents related to the Block, Three Rivers, Tres Ritos, and Spencer ranches and several cattle companies: El Capitan Land and Cattle Company, El Capitan Live Stock Company, Tres Ritos Ranch Company, Three Rivers Land and Livestock Company, Quatro Amigos Cattle Company, and Carrizozo Cattle Ranch Company. Other interests include mining and horse racing; organizations represented include Foster and Bogle Production, Bubble Valley Development Company, American Uranium Corporation, Ruidoso Racing Association and the Ruidoso Jockey Club. A significant event documented in these records is the Holloman Air Force Base bombing range condemnation of ranching lands.


  • 1883-1979

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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 A. N. Spencer have been transferred and assigned to New Mexico State University.


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  1. RG 82-52 Gift of Dr. A. N. Spencer

Related Material

Carrizozo Cattle Ranch Company. Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association. 1 folder. Ms 167 SC.Archives and Special Collections, New Mexico State University Library, Las Cruces, New Mexico.


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: (575) 646-3839
  6. Fax: (575) 646-7477
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Register of the Truman A. Spencer Family Ranching Records, 1883-1979
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Linda Blazer; rev. Linda Blazer and Andrea Conners
© 2000
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Finding aid is in English

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  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State University::Archives and Special Collections//TEXT (US::NmLcU::Ms 201::Spencer Family Ranching Records)//EN" "nmlcu1ms201.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