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Waldo H. Rogers Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-214

Scope and Content

Collection consists of photos of Waldo H. Rogers, an attorney and Federal Judge, his family and friends. Includes a print of Rogers at swearing-in ceremony, numerous early photographs (most unidentified), and an early family album. Also includes several photos of Mayor Clyde Tingley and others in a parade for the First American Pageant, an annual tourist event in Albuquerque from 1928 to 1933. Of note is an especially good image of a horse and carriage.

Photographs were taken by the Furlong Studio, Brown-Byers Studio in Denver and Elsie B. Montgomery, House of Photography.


  • 1890-1950

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.


Waldo Henry Rogers, attorney and judge, was born on May 17, 1908. He was son of Las Vegas, New Mexico, attorney A. T. Rogers and Helen M. Waldo, daughter of Henry L. Waldo, Supreme Court Justice of the Territory of New Mexico. Early in his life, Rogers was kidnapped by his uncle, William Rogers, and an accomplice. Rogers was taken from the family home when he was two years old and held for a ransom of $12,000. He was recovered unharmed and William Rogers and the accomplice were jailed for the crime. Rogers was educated in the public schools at Las Vegas and graduated from high school in 1925. He studied law at the University of Colorado, 1925-1931, and began his legal career shortly thereafter. Rogers had a distinguished law career based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was appointed United States District Judge in May 1954, a position he held until his death in 1964.


140 items (1 box) : 138 photographic prints, 1 CD, 1 album with uncounted photographs

Language of Materials



Collection consists of photos of Waldo H. Rogers, his family and friends.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the Waldo H. Rogers Family 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 Waldo H. Rogers Photograph Collection, 1890-1950
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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