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David Chavez Jr. Gubernatorial Campaign Collection

Identifier: MSS-653 -SC

Scope and Content

This small collection consists of 1 envelope containing 4 folders. The collection was compiled by Robert Zimmerman, David Chavez's publicity director during the 1950 gubernatorial campaign. The collection includes speeches and radio addresses, campaign materials, press releases, and correspondence. The collection provides an insider's look at New Mexico politics in the 1950s. The politics of ethnic identity, hardball campaign strategies, education, corruption, economic development, and human rights are some of the timeless political issues that this collection sheds light upon.


  • 1950-1998

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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.

Biographical Information

David Chavez Jr., former federal judge in Puerto Rico and brother to Dennis Chavez, U.S. Senator from New Mexico, ran against John Miles and Ingram Pickett for the democratic nomination for governor of New Mexico in 1950. John Miles won. After losing the election, David Chavez went into law practice in Albuquerque.


1 Folder

Finding Aid of the David Chavez Jr. Gubernatorial Campaign Collection, 1950-1998
Processed by E.M. Fratello
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Finding aid is in English

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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