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Holm O. Bursum Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-092

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two photographic postcards (14x19 cm. or smaller), one of a "Classman Rent a Car Corp." vehicle parked in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (1925); one captioned "J.R. Liston--Inventor, Nogales, Ariz." showing the inventor and his wind-powered water pump, and one photograph of iron croppings at Jones Iron Mine in Crawford County, Missouri. (Dec. 1902).


  • 1902-1925

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of materials allowed for research purposes in most cases. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Holm Olaf Bursum was a politician, sheep rancher and warden of the New Mexico State Penitentiary. Born in Iowa in 1867, Bursum moved to New Mexico in 1881. While living in Socorro County, he became a prominent cattle and sheep rancher. Brusum began his political career when he was elected Sheriff of Socorro County, serving from 1894-1898. He was Republican Floor Leader at the New Mexico Constitutional Convention in 1910. While serving as U.S. Senator he failed to pass federal legislation which would have reduced the size of Pueblo landholdings in New Mexico. Brusum died in Colorado Springs, Colo., 1953


3 items (1 folder) : 3 photographic prints (2 on postcard stock)

Language of Materials



Two photographic postcards and one photograph of a vehicle, wind-powered water pump and iron croppings at the Jones Iron Mine.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 2. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the Holm O. Bursum 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 Holm O. Bursum Photograph Collection, 1902-1925
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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