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Terry R. Reynolds Research Files

Identifier: Ms-0342

Scope and Content

The Terry R. Reynolds research files, 1979-1982, contain materials regarding the San Juan de Guadalupe Tiwa tribe, Tortugas, New Mexico, and her research concerning possible federal recognition of the group. Three reels of microfilm consist of articles, correspondence, handwritten notes, clippings, federal regulations, guidelines and policies for tribal acknowledgment, writings of members of San Juan de Guadalupe Tiwa and photographic images. Included also are notes, drafts and the final version of a report written with Mary Taylor for the Native American Rights Fund, "The History, Organization, and Customs of the San Juan de Guadalupe Tiwa, Las Cruces, New Mexico."

The paper records in this collection are closed to researchers, but microfilm surrogates are available for use in the reading room. One box of handwritten notes documenting interviews of tribal members is closed until the year 2056.


  • 1979-2004

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Access and Use Restrictions

This material may be examined by researchers under supervised conditions in the Search Room. One folder of interview notes is closed until 2056.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright and other applicable statutes.

Terry R. Reynolds retains her copyright interests in this collection during her lifetime, after which time they transfer to New Mexico State University.

Conditions Governing Use

The paper files in this collection are restricted and unavailable to researchers. Microfilm of Boxes 1-4 is available for use in the special collection reading room.

Biographical Outline

1940 Born, April 7, Denver, Colorado
1962 Received B.A., University of Colorado, Anthropology
1962 Summer Institute in Anthropology, University of Colorado
1963 Harvard-Columbia Summer Field Institute
1963-1970 Enthrographic research, Eastern Navajo living at Ramah and Sheep Springs, New Mexico
1965 Received M.A., Stanford University, Anthropology
1965-1968 Instructor, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Northridge
1967 "Time, Resources, and Authority in a Navajo Community." with Louise Lamphore and Cecil E. Cook, Jr. American Anthropologist, Vol. 69, No. 2, pp. 188-199.
1968-1969 Sessional lecturer, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia
1969 University of British Columbia Summer Fellowship
1969-1972 Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship
1971-1981 Anthropological, Social, and Market Research and Consulting
1972-1974 Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, California State University
1979 Received Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Anthropology
1979 Residential Ideology and Practice among the Sheep Springs Navajo, Doctoral Dissertation, University of British Columbia
1980-1999 Historical research, Indians of Mesilla and El Paso Valleys, Colonial through Modern Periods
1981 "Forgotten Piros: Indians of Nineteenth Century El Paso del Norte." with Mary Taylor, American Society for Ethnohistory Meetings, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1981 The History, Organization, and Customs of the San Juan de Guadalupe Tiwa, Las Cruces, New Mexico. with Mary Taylor, Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, Colorado
1982-1999 Historical research, Pueblo Indians of Northern New Mexico, late 1800s through half of 1900s
1986 "Women, Pottery, and Ecomonic at Acoma Pueblo," New Mexico Women: Intercultural Perspectives. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico
1986-1990 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Denver
1990-1997 Director, M.A. Museum Studies Program and Museum of Anthropology, University of Denver
1990-1992 Director, Womens Studies Program, University of Denver
1994 Background Research, Museum Exhibits, John Martin Reservoir and Dam, with Megan Bryan, University of Denver
1994-1998 Chairperson, Committee on Museum Professional Training, American Association of Museums
1998 Exhibits and Interpretation: Conchas, Abiquiu, and Santa Rosa Projects, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1998 Curator of Collections and Exhibits, University Museum, New Mexico State University


2.25 linear feet; 3 microfilm reels


Anthropologist, museum curator at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Collection comprised of Reynold's research regarding application for federal acknowledgment of the San Juan de Guadalupe Tiwa tribe, Tortugas, New Mexico. Historians Diana Vari and Mary Taylor participated in the research project, which was supported by the Native American Rights Fund.


  1. RG81-83 Terry R. Reynolds


Contact Information

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


Register of the Terry R. Reynolds Research Files, 1979-1982
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Marah deMeule and Christine Moreland-Bruhnke
© 2000
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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