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Salvador Gené Letter to Mrs. E. C. Lee,

Identifier: MSS-712-SC

Scope and Content

This holograph letter dated December 31, 1932 from Reverend Salvador Genéto Mrs. E. C. Lee of Española lists people in need from the Santa Cruz Parish. Gené gives the names of 23 individuals from Cordova or Quemado, New Mexico saying they need flour, lard, coffee, shoes and overalls for the children. Cordova, 14 miles east of Española was known as El Pueblo Quemado before the post office was established in 1900. The predominant occupation in this area was agriculture supplemented with seasonal employment outside the area. During the Depression opportunities in seasonal employment declined and the majority of rural northern New Mexico families received some form of federal relief.


  • 1932 Dec. 31


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Background Information

Santa Cruz, founded in 1695 is located two miles east of Española. It is the second oldest parish in New Mexico. The parish church, the Holy Cross Church (La Iglesia de Santa Cruz) was built in the early 1700's. In August 1920, Father Salvador Gené, a member of the Sons of the Holy Family arrived from Spain. Archbishop Daeger assigned Genéto the Santa Cruz Parish where he served as pastor until 1956.


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Holgraph letter dated December 1932 from Reverend Salvador Gené, Santa Cruz, to Mrs. E. C. Lee of Española, N.M. concerning the needs of people in Cordova, N.M..

Related Archival Material

Beatrice Chauvenet Photograph Collection, (Contains 2 photographs of Father Gené), Pictorial Collections, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

Relevant Secondary Sources

  • La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada, 1733-1983 : 250th anniversary.[New Mexico] : Santa Cruz Parish, 1983.
Finding Aid of the Salvador Gené Letter to Mrs. E. C. Lee, 1932, Dec. 31
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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