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Museum of New Mexico Fine Arts Library - Exhibition history, 1923-1987

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 28

Scope and Content

From the Collection: This collection is housed in two boxes. Folders 1 through 4 are the original accession. Included in these folders are correspondence and signed manuscripts of works by Frank Applegate: "The Mystery of Manzano," which appeared in Native Tales of New Mexico; and holographic and typescript chapters from Indian Stories from the Pueblos, with the manuscript of Witter Bynner's introduction.

An addition to the collection was processed in February 2001. Included in the addition are holographic and typescript chapters from Native Tales of New Mexico; holographic and typescript chapters from a manuscript on Spanish Colonial arts, including material by Mary Austin; other miscellaneous manuscripts; newspaper clippings; samples of artwork; publications by and about Applegate; and copies of materials from other repositories. The folders containing the Native Tales of New Mexico and Spanish Colonial arts manuscripts include multiple versions of many chapters.

Among the materials written by Applegate are articles on Indian art of the Southwest; Pueblo Indian, Hopi, Navajo and Hispanic American folklore; and essays about the Indians of Arizona and New Mexico. Articles about Applegate include pieces that examine his contributions to early 20th century American art pottery; reviews of and articles about his work as a New Mexican painter; and materials on the history of Santa Fe in the 1920s. Included in the materials from other repositories is an essay on Hopi pottery and an essay on Spanish Colonial art.

Some of the material was collected by Daria Labinsky and Stan Hieronymus, authors of a book about Applegate, and their handwriting and notes appear on many pages. Other material came from Gretchen Hieronymus Beall, a niece of Applegate's and cousin to Betty Applegate McClung, the Applegates' daughter.


  • 1923-1987

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 1 box (1 cu. ft.), plus 1 oversize folder


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