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William T. McCreight Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-006

Scope and Content

The collection includes portraits of WilliamT. McCreight and his residence. There are also pictures of the Albuquerque fire and police departments' personnel, automobiles, and buildings.


  • 1900-1932


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.


William T. McCreight

William T. McCreight arrived in Albuquerque on September 17, 1880. A native of Kentucky, he came to New Mexico from St. Louis, Missouri. McCreight held a variety of journalistic and political positions. He was a charter member of the Albuquerque Typographical Union. McCreight was City Editor of the Albuquerque Daily Citizen and part owner of the Citizen during the infamous Borrego case, in which the editor and co-owner, Tom Hughes was sentenced and served sixty days in jail for publishing an inflammatory article allegedly written by Thomas B. Catron. McCreight ran the newspaper during Hughes imprisonment. McCreight was also associated with the morning and evening editions of the Albuquerque Journal, the Albuquerque Herald, the Albuquerque Tribune, and the Socorro Daily Sun. His columns covered the old days in Albuquerque, human interest articles, and lengthy obituaries of well-known citizens. He served Albuquerque as Fire Chief, City Clerk, and desk sergeant for the Police Department. He was the first president of the New Mexico Volunteer Firemans Association. Having been a baseball player for the St. Louis Browns, McCreight founded the Albuquerque Browns baseball team and put together a youth team, McCreights Colts. McCreight apparently left New Mexico around 1930.


10 items (1 folder) : 10 photographic prints

Language of Materials



The collection includes portraits of William T. McCreight and scenes of Albuquerque.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 1. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the William T. McCreight 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 William T. McCreight Photograph Collection, 1900-1932
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  • 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