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Camp Cody photographs

Identifier: Ms-0537

Content Description

Three panoramic overview photographs of Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, 1917. Thirty-three photographic snapshots depicting people and activities at Camp Cody, ca. 1917. One certificate: concurrent resolution of the 37th general assembly of the State of Iowa "expressing appreciation of the services of the Iowa National Guard in connection with Mexican Border service," to Jeseph D. Hale, first sergeant of the First Iowa Infantry, 1917


  • 1917

Conditions Governing Access

Open. All materials in this collection are available for research under supervised conditions in the Caroline E. Stras Reading Room, Branson Library.

Conditions Governing Use

Open. All materials in this collection are in the public domain and are available for use.


36 Photographic Prints

1 item

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Thirty six photographs depicting Camp Cody, near Deming, New Mexico, 1917. Camp Cody was established in 1917 as a training camp for National Guard units from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The units trained at Camp Cody comprised the 34th Infantry "Sandstorm" Division. About 45,000 troops trained at Camp Cody between 1917 and 1919. The camp was first called Camp Brooks, then Camp Deming, before being renamed Camp Cody to honor the scout and showman William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, following his death in 1917. The collections contains 33 snapshots and three panormaic prints.

Condition Description

Most images fair condition, although many images exhibit fading and some silver mirroring. Vertical cracks are present in two of the panoramics, which were received rolled. Some are significant. These cracks are from handling previous to the photographs arriving at the NMSU Library. Third panoramic is mounted on cardboard. Image quality is being affected by the acidic cardboard. Cardboard is brittle and one corner, approximately 3-inches long, is broken off.

Processing Information

Processed Dennis Daily, March 2020.
Guide to the Camp Cody photographs
Dennis Daily
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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