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John L. Gregg papers

Identifier: Ms-0395

Scope and Content

The John L. Gregg papers mainly document Gregg’s long-term employment with the Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID), including memos and reports written by him. The collection has been divided into three series: Memos, Statements, and Articles; Printed materials; and Photographs. A small amount of personal material is included, mostly in the form of photographs showing friends, historic buildings, and other subjects.


  • 1940-1996

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Access Restrictions

Open. All materials in this collection are available for research under supervised conditions in the Research Room.

Copy Restrictions

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

Biographical Sketch

John Lawson Gregg was born April 13, 1905 in Spokane, WA to Ethel Batchelor Gregg and Alexander H. Gregg. The family moved to Las Cruces, NM in 1911. Ethel Gregg taught elementary school in Las Cruces. Gregg graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1923, where he played on the football team. In 1932, he started work for the Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID) as an assessor and collector. He worked for the company for 37 years, 24 of those as a manager. He was a member of the New Mexico Farm Livestock Bureau and in 1981 he was appointed to the Interstate Stream Commission by Governor Bruce King.


5 Linear Feet (15 Boxes)


Professional and personal papers of John L. Gregg, a longtime Elephant Butte Irrigation District employee.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

  1. RG80-014 Gift of John Gregg
  2. RG81-077 Gift of John Gregg
  3. RG91-102 Gift of John Gregg
  4. RG95-061 Gift of John Gregg
  5. RG96-080 Gift of John Gregg
  6. RG96-202 Gift of John Gregg

Related Material

Elephant Butte Irrigation District records. Ms 0235. New Mexico State University Library, Archives and Special Collections Department. Herbert W. Yeo papers. Ms 0094. New Mexico State University Library, Archives and Special Collections Department.

Processing Information

Portia Vescio with Cecelia Carrasco and Roxanne Klunczyk, September 2002.
Guide to the John L. Gregg papers, 1910-1996
Portia Vescio
© 2007
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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