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Horatio Oliver Ladd Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-003

Scope and Content

This large and varied collection focuses primarily on the Ladd family and their friends and colleagues, the Ramona School, and the University of New Mexico. A notable group of portraits shows Native American children who were students at the Ramona School. Other photographs include images of the Dawes Institute, San Miguel College, and the Territorial Normal School. There are pictures of events such as the Santa Fe Centennial Celebration (1884), and UNM commencements (1923 and 1934). UNM photos are primarily of buildings, both exteriors and interiors, of classrooms and administration and residential buildings. Early cityscapes of Santa Fe include the old State Capitol, San Miguel church (exterior and interior) and Sena Plaza. Collection also contain views of Albuquerque, and numerous churches, missions, and landscapes of New Mexico. Some photos taken in Pecos Valley concern irrigation and farming.The photographs are by various photographers including William Henry Jackson.


  • 1880-1939

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Rev. Horatio O. Ladd, educator and minister, was born in Hallowell, Maine on August 31, 1839. He was educated at Bowdoin and the Yale Divinity School. In 1879 he was appointed principal of the Santa Fe Academy. After an unsatisfactory relation with the Academy school board, he helped found the University of New Mexico at Santa Fe in 1881. He served as the first and only President of the University. He aided in founding the Ramona Industrial School for Indian Girls of the Southwest. In 1889 he left New Mexico, returning to the east to enter the ministry of the Episcopal Church. He died February 16, 1932 in Brookland, Massachusetts.


207 items (2 boxes) : 207 photographic prints

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This large and varied collection focuses primarily on the Ladd family and their friends and colleagues, the Ramona School, and the University of New Mexico.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the Horatio O. Ladd Papers.


Contact Information

  1. University of New Mexico
  2. MSC05 3020, 1, University of New Mexico
  3. Center for Southwest Research
  4. Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  5. Phone: 505-277-7173
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Finding Aid of the Horatio Oliver Ladd Photograph Collection, 1880-1939
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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