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Margaret Connell Szasz Papers

Identifier: MSS-1036-BC

Scope and Content

Dr. Margaret Connell Szasz donated to the Center for Southwest Research her papers and notes for a book on the 100th anniversary of the First Congregational Church of Albuquerque (1880-1980), the only Protestant Church in the Territory of New Mexico at that time. In addition, she and others from the church prepared short biographies about leading men and women members of the congregation. She wrote an article for the July 1980 New Mexico Historical Review entitled, "Albuquerque Congregationalists and Southwestern Social Reform, 1900-1917." .


  • 1880-1980
  • Majority of material found in 1940-1980

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The collection is open for research.

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Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

Margaret Connell Szasz is a professor of History at the University of New Mexico, specializing in Native American Indian and comparative indigenous history, with a focus on education, cultural intermediaries, and the modern history of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. She earned a B.S. in Advanced Writing and a M.A. in History from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in History from UNM in 1972, later teaching there. In 2012 she was honored as a UNM College of Arts and Sciences Regents Professor of History. Her late husband was Dr. Ferenc Morton Szasz. The history of the First Congregation Church was a project for her church group. She has published several books and received various grants and awards.


1 box (.38 cu. ft.)


The collection contains the research by Dr. Margaret Connell Szasz for her book, The First Congregational Church of Albuquerque, as well as historical papers by others in the congregation. They deal with the history of the church and its role in the community.

Related Archival Material

New Mexico Congregational Association Records, Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico Libraries. Charles Elkanah Hodgin Papers, Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico Libraries.
Finding Aid of the Margaret Connell Szasz Papers, 1880-1980
Nancy Brown Martinez
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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