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Beatrice Chauvenet Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-588

Scope and Content

This collection contains 15 photographic prints in various sizes from the personal files of Beatrice Chauvenet. There are two photos of a presentation ceremony in which John Gaw Meem presented the deed to the Santuario de Chimayo to Archibishop Daeger. Other persons present incude Paul A. F. Walter, Dr. Francis I. Proctor, E. Dana Johnson, Gustave Baumann, Daniel T. Kelly, Charles Fahy, Frank Applegate, Victor Ortega, Fr. Bernard Espelage, Fr. Salvatore Gene, Mrs. Robinson (Mera), Alice Corbin Henderson, Mary Austin, and Jose Chavez. There is also a photo of Dr. Mera with Cassius McCormick and Reese Fullerton. The collection also includes a number of photos of the Sunmount Sanatorium, as well as interior scenes from the Church at Las Trampas (photo by T. Harmon Parkhurst) and the Cristo Rey Church (photo by Tyler Dingee). There is also one old scene (1905) of a street in Acoma.


  • 1905-1984

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes in most cases. Some photographs may be coyrighted. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Writer and community leader born in Iola, Kansas in 1902. Moved to New Mexico in 1927. Her interest in historic preservation is reflected in her service on the Old Santa Fe Association, the Santa Fe Historical Society, the Santa Fe Planning Commission, and the Urban Renewal Commission.


15 items (1 folder) : 15 photographic prints

Language of Materials



This collection contains 15 photographic prints from the personal files of Beatrice Chauvenet.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 6. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Related Archival Material

Salvador Gené Letter to Mrs. E. C. Lee, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

Separated Material

Photographs were separated from the Beatrice Chauvenet 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
  6. Fax:
  7. Email:
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Finding Aid of the Beatrice Chauvenet Photograph Collection, 1905-1984
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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