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Narratives, Notes, Charts - Delgado family genealogy, history., 1859-1976.

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5

Scope and Content

From the Collection: This collection is divided into three series: Genealogy, Folklore and History, and Personal. The genealogy series contains notes, narratives, charts, last wills and testaments, correspondence, and other documents pertaining to the Baca and Delgado families and their relations.

The Folklore and History series primarily contains narratives and notes, written by Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert. Her writings combine historical research with local folklore and tradition in topics relating to New Mexico's land and people, including settlements, Spanish culture, colonial life, religious practices, family life, native foods, home remedies, agriculture. This series also includes correspondence, newsletters, and narratives on folklore in general, as well as materials relating specifically to her publications, We Fed Them Cactus and The Good Life. News clippings are also found in this series.

The final and smallest section of the collection contains materials of a somewhat personal nature. This includes biographical materials, mementos, and a small amount of general correspondence.

Materials is this collection are written in English and Spanish. Postcards, predominantly of Spain and Mexico, along with photographs have been transferred to the Center for Southwest Research Photoarchives.


  • 1859-1976.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English Spanish

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 1 box (.5 cu. ft. )


Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131