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Musgrave Collection

Identifier: PAC 039

Scope and Content

Many of the original photos in this small but important collection are hand annotated on the verso in pencil placing the locations, U.S. military personnel in Mexico and in Columbus, including photos of El Paso and Juarez, town of Columbus, military encampments and battle scenes. Hand annotations from photographs are in quote marks. It is assumed most photographs are in Columbus unless otherwise noted. Photographs are listed in contents by negative number in numerical order.


  • 1916
  • Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open to researchers on an appointment basis only, pending approval of application to view original material.

Copy Restrictions

Permission to publish must be obtained from Photo Archives. Online Request Permission form available at: User responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

In 1969 Dr. Homer Musgrave, MD. of Albuquerque, donated this collection to the Historical Society of New Mexico, which in turn gave the collection to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives in 1975 where it could be “kept in good order and they could help people to use it” . The collection consists of 228 photographs and includes several pictures taken by one of Dr. Musgrave’s friends or relatives who, as reporter for an Ohio newspaper, covered the events following Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus, New Mexico on March 16, 1916 during the unrest of the Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Expedition or Punitive Expedition into Mexico looking for Poncho Villas paramilitary forces, was commanded by General John J. Pershing and was based in Columbus, New Mexico. This collection includes several other photo postcards and prints by other photographers bought in the El Paso area by the reporter.


.25 Linear Feet

Collection Available Online

Images from the Musgrave Collection are available at New Mexico's Digital Collections.

Related Material

Other collections related to this topic include HP.1977.34, HP.2000.07, HP.2009.44 and R. Farnsworth Collection
Dr. Homer Musgrave Collection, 1916
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the NMHM Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Repository

113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe NM 87501 USA