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Quivira Bookshop and Photography Gallery Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS-710-BC

Scope and Content

The Quivira Bookshop and Photograph Gallery collection consists of a scrapbook and loose materials that were found within the scrapbook. Folders 1-6 contain the loose material and folder 7 contains the scrapbook itself. Folder 8 is an addition of postcards from the family.

Materials include handwritten and typed historical narratives, newspaper and magazine articles, business documents, and photographs documenting the business and cultural life of the Quivira Bookshop and Photograph Gallery. Newpaper and magazine articles document the many fine art photographers and prominent New Mexicans associated with Quivira. Prominent persons featured in the collection include Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, Laura Gilpin, Minor White, Alfred Stieglitz, Peter Hurd, Van Deren Coke, and Concha Ortiz y Pino de Kleven.


  • 1964-1997

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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.

Background Information

The Quivira Bookshop was established in 1964 in Corrales, NM by Ann Espe Dietz, specializing in rare and used books on the Southwest. The photograph gallery was opened in 1965, with prints for sale by photographers including Harvey Caplin, Van Deren Coke, Laura Gilpin, and Eric Porter. Quivira Bookshop and Photograph Gallery soon established an international reputation for being one of a very few galleries in the United States dedicated to the display of photography as a fine art medium. Quivira hosted many exhibitions of works by noted photographers, such as Alfred Stieglitz, Eliot Porter, Ansel Adams, Minor White, as well as lesser known artists. A branch of Quivira Bookshop and Photograph Gallery was opened in Old Town Albuquerque in 1968 (401 Romero St.), but closed the following year with a move to 2128 Central SE. Quivira moved to the University area (111 Cornell SE) in 1971. Eventually, the business was run out of Mrs. Dietzs home in Albuquerques North Valley until her death on January 25, 2000.


1 box (.45 cu. ft.)


The collection consists of a scrapbook and accompanying loose papers and photographs relating to the Quivira Bookshop and Photograph Gallery. Quivira Bookshop was owned and operated by Ann Espe Dietz in the Corrales/Albuquerque, New Mexico area from 1964 to 2000.

Processing Information

A March 2019 addition includes a donation from the Dietz family of Laura Gilpin material.
Finding Aid of the Quivira Bookshop and Photography Gallery Scrapbook, 1964-1997
For Approval
Processed by Chris Vigil
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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 710 BC::Quivira Bookshop and Photography Gallery Scrapbook)//EN" "nmu1mss710bc.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

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