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Middle Rio Grande Valley Association Records

Identifier: MSS-62-SC

Scope and Content

The collection consists of petitions signed by citizens and merchants, concerned with flooding and drainage of the Rio Grande, who supported the McNary-Smith Reclamation Bill. Also included are a telegram to F.S. O' Donnell from H.O. Bursum supporting the bill, a copy of a draft of District Irrigation Laws of New Mexico, letters to and from Senator McNary and F.S. O' Donnell, and from Morris Bien, then Secretary of the Interior, and a copy of the Congressional Record, June 9, 1922, (p. 9277-9288), which contains discussion about the bill. The McNary-Smith Bill (Senate Bill 3254) was not passed during the legislative session.


  • 1922

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The collection is open for research.

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Background Information

The Middle Rio Grande Valley Association was formed by petition of a group of merchants and citizens from the New Mexico counties of Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval, Socorro, and Rio Arriba. The initiative began as a result of the McNary-Smith Reclamation Bill of 1922.

The Association was one of the many predecessors to the Middle Rio Grande Valley Flood Control Association and subsequently, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District.


1 Folder

Related Archival Material

Middle Rio Grande Flood Control Association Records Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico
Finding Aid of the Middle Rio Grande Valley Association Records, 1922
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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