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Albuquerque Conservation Association Records

Identifier: MSS-774-BC

Scope and Content

The administrative series contains meeting minutes, newsletters, articles, correspondence, and information on their programs (including grant awards). The Project series contains subject oriented files relating to TACA's involvement with historic preservation, downtown revitalization, neighborhoods, and open space. Materials such as flyers, news clipping, agendas, invitations, guides, and brochures are included in this series. Neighborhood tours, coordinated by TACA, are documented. Research materials pertaining to development of Albuquerque's westside, including the petroglyphs and the Northwest Mesa Escarpment Plan are also contained in this series.


  • 1979-1992

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

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.

Background Information

The Albuquerque Conservation Association (TACA) is a non-profit organization concerned with improving and preserving the unique qualities of Albuquerque's environment. Their goals include historic preservation, conservation of natural resources, monitoring governmental decisions affecting the environment, and recognition of public and private achievements. TACA believes that sensible and thoughtful guidelines for revitalization are necessary before a project is initiated. TACA further believes that a process of public review and comment is an essential element for successful revitalization. TACA is a resource center for education, advocacy, advice, and financial assistance to the community.


2 boxes (1.5 cu. ft.), plus 1 oversize folder


The collection documents the Albuquerque Conservation Association's involvement with open space, renovation, and urban development issues. The collection also contains administrative records and material relating to neighborhood tours, award grants, and historical preservation projects.


2 series: Administrative and Projects

Related Archival Material

Albuquerque Urban Progress Records Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico. Student Papers on Historic Preservation in New Mexico Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico. Placeholder p text

Separated Material

The following material has been transferred to UNMUL for cataloguing:

Albuquerque: City of Contrast. Albuquerque City of Contrasts Committee. 1988.

Albuquerque West Mesa petroglyph study: draft, new area report study of alternatives . National Park Service, Southwest Region. 1987

Las Imagines: The Archaeology of Albuquerque's West Mesa Escarpment. Schmader, M.F. & Hays, J.D. 1986.

Coors corridor plan / City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Municipal Development Department, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Planning Division. 1984.

Report of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Archeological Resources Planning Advisory Committee. The Committee. 1986.

Processing Information

Collection processed, October 2006
Finding Aid of the Albuquerque Conservation Association Records, 1979-1992
For Approval
N. Sedore-Pena
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

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