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Castillo Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-606-SC

Scope and Content

The collection contains historical information about the Jose Felipe Castillo family. This includes photographs and documentation pertaining to both the original and rebuilt Castillo family houses and family chapel (Our Lady of Refuge). The original house contained an attached chapel, and was built in 1878 by Franciso Castillo y Pino, father of Jose Felipe Castillo in Sauzal, New Mexico, which is south of Belen and near Las Nutrias. The house was torn down in 1923, and a new house with a detached chapel was built in Belen. The new chapel was built by Jose Felipe Castillo.

The collection also contains genealogical information about the family, correspondence regarding the settlement of Francisco Castillo y Pino with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Division (1904), and receipts for groceries, house maintenance, and a wedding celebration in the early 1900s, as well as a Spanish document discussing the sanctioning and licensure of a church in Belen.


  • 1877-1996


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Access Restrictions

Artifacts located in the CSWR vault may require up to 3 days for retrieval.

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1 envelope (6 folders)

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Castillo Family Photograph Collection. Photocopies of the original photographs are included in the manuscript collection.
Finding Aid of the Castillo Family Papers, 1877-1996
Processed by D. Brittain
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//University of New Mexico::Center for Southwest Research//TEXT (US::NmU::MSS 606 SC::Castillo Family Papers)//EN" "nmu1mss606sc.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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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