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Ross Calvin Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-218

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs documenting the life of Ross Calvin, a minister and naturalist who moved to New Mexico in 1927. The collection includes photos of southwestern landscapes, southwestern and colonial architecture, and modern Protestant churches in Clovis and Silver City, New Mexico.


  • 1880-1970

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.


Ross Randall Calvin was born in Illinois in 1889. He attended De Pauw University (graduating in 1911), Harvard, where he got his Ph.D. in English in 1916, and the General Theological Seminary in New York City from 1920-1921. He served as an Episcopalian minister at the Church of the Good Shepard in Silver City, New Mexico, from 1927-1942, and at the St. James Church in Clovis, N.M. thereafter. He was the author of four noted publications as well as a contributor to numerous religious and regional publications. Calvin's non-religious writings deal primarily with the southwest and the climatological, archaeological, anthropological, and historical influences in this region's present cultural and ecological state.


uncounted items (2 boxes) : uncounted photographs

Language of Materials



Photographs documenting the life of Ross Calvin, a minister and naturalist who moved to New Mexico in 1927.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the Ross Calvin 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 Ross Calvin Photograph Collection, 1880-1970
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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