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Ernestine Chesser Williams papers, 1923-1986

Identifier: Ms-0251

Scope and Content Note

The Ernestine Chesser Williams collection includes seventeen articles, two poems, and copies of two photos which relate primarily to Mrs. Williams_ brother-in-law, "Ras" (Erasmus W.) Williams, and to the Flying H Ranch in Chaves County, New Mexico.


  • 1923-1986

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

Biographical Sketch

, oldest of ten children, grew up on a farm and ranch in Roswell of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Chesser. She then went to Abilene Christian College and married Boyd Williams, Jr. and had two daughters. She spent eight years teaching and living at the Flying H Ranch 10 miles south of Roswell in the 1930s-1940s. Her painting skills in her later years won her many awards, among them a "Women of Achievement" award from Delta Kappa Gamma Southwest Regional Conference.


21 items


Roswell artist, ranch woman, and history enthusiast, articles about her experiences living and teaching at the Flying H Ranch in the 1930s and 1940s.


  1. RG86-56 Ernestine Chesser Williams


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
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Finding guide for the Ernestine Chesser Williams papers, 1923-1986
Processed by Linda Blazer
© 2005
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Finding aid is in English

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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