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Cundiyo Field Research Collection

Identifier: MSS -652 -BC

Scope and Content

The collection is a collation of research materials on Cundiyo, New Mexico. It contains correspondence among researchers including Paul Kutsche, Joseph E. Weckler, Morris Siegal, and William Skinner, as well as correspondence between researchers and informants. The collection also contains bibliographical citations; typescripts of papers written about Cundiyo; field notes; genealogical information; transcripts of interviews with residents; and a few miscellaneous items. Most of the information relates to the social, cultural, and economic aspects of village life in this Hispanic community.


  • 1938-1995


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Project History

Cundiyo, New Mexico, is a small, predominantly Hispanic village, located 20 miles north of Santa Fe. The village was founded by Captain Vigil early in the 19th century.

Several times during the twentieth century, scholars, working in conjunction with university programs or government agencies, conducted field research with the residents of Cundiyo, New Mexico. The projects sought to study social, cultural, and economic aspects of village life.

Joseph E. Weckler, faculty member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Southern California conducted fieldwork in Cundiyo in 1940-1941, returning in 1962 for a follow-up study. Morris Siegal, a graduate student from the University of Chicago was at Cundiyo in 1942. And, Dr. William Skinner, faculty with Cornell University's Department of Anthropology, conducted research in Cundiyo in September 1948.

Paul Kutsche, professor emeritus from Colorado College, planned to study and publish on Cundiyo sometime after Weckler's 1962 field work. In preparation for this project, which never reached fruition, Kutsche brought this collection of research materials together.


1 box (1 cu. ft. )

Related Archival Material

Paul Kutsche papers from the Cañones ethnographic field research project Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico.

Separated Material

Aerial planimetric map of Santa Fe-Carson National Forest, 1957, has been transferred to Centennial Science and Engineering Library- Map and Geographic Information Center.
Finding Aid of the Cundiyo Field Research Collection, 1938-1995
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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