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Celestine Roach Neale papers,

Identifier: Ms-0269

Scope and Content

This collection spans the years 1944-1974 and is arranged alphabetically by subject matter or title of publication. The majority of the materials in the collection are undated.

The collection does not include materials from Celestine Roach Neale's teaching career, but does include some items associated with home economics. Most of the materials relate to her personal life, interests, and her social activities. The social clubs that are represented strongly in the collection are the Las Cruces Symphony Society, the NMSU Faculty Women's Club, and the Wednesday Literary Club.


  • 1944-1974

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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 all copyright and other applicable statutes.

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

Biographical Sketch

Obtained B. S. in Education from the University of Missouri.
Graduate Student at the University of Chicago.
Became a member of the Local Board of American Association of University Women. Neale served as president for two two-year terms as well as serving as secretary, treasurer, and chairman of various committees.
Assistant Professor of Home Economics at New Mexico College of Agriculture.
Served as Town Forum Secretary
Conducted the first Canteen Courses in New Mexico and became the first qualified Canteen Instructor for the Red Cross in the state.
Served as Convention Chairman for the State P.T.A. Convention.
Served as Convention Chairman for the state chapter of the American Association of University Women.
Served as secretary on the County Board of Directors
Served as Convention Chairman for the State chapter of the American Association of University Women.


1 linear foot


Assistant Professor for Home Economics at New Mexico State University and wife of Phillip Earl Neale. She was active in many local organizations including the Wednesday Literary Club, Las Cruces Symphony Society, the regional American Association of University Women chapter, and the NMSU Faculty Women's Club. Her papers relate to her personal life and activities.


  1. RG82-015 Gift of Celestine Roach Neale
  2. RG82-082 Gift of Mrs. Mary Phillip Neuburger


Contact Information

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


Inventory of the Celestine Roach Neale papers, 1944-1974
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Processed by Portia Vescio with Roxanne Klunczyk
© 2002
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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