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Albuquerque Area Open Space Conservation Collection

Identifier: MSS-823-SC

Scope and Content

This is a small collection of newsletters, brochures, articles and news clippings concerning Albuquerque area open space including conservation efforts in the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande Bosque. The bulk of material concerns the Bosque del Rio Grande Nature Preserve Society which was founded in 1972 to protect the Albuquerque Rio Grande Bosque as an open space and wild life habitat. Society member Harvey Frauenglass and other environmentalists worked in concert with city planners to keep the areas of open space by the Rio Grande free from development. Their efforts helped create the Rio Grande Nature Center and develop the Rio Grande Valley State Park.


  • 1968-1982

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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.


1 Folder


Collection of material pertaining to the recreational development and conservation of Albuquerque area open space.

Related Archival Material

Separated Material

The following publications were transferred to the University of New Mexico. University Libraries book collection.

Frauenglass, Harvey. Cidermaster Of Rio Oscuro, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Planning Dept, Community renewal program, mid-North Valley district plan Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Planning Dept. Albuquerque/Bernalillo County comprehensive plan North Valley Neighborhoods Association (Albuquerque, N.M.) North Valley highways Preserving the North Valley atmosphere
Finding Aid of the Albuquerque Area Open Space Conservation Collection, 1968-1982
Edited Full Draft
Illene Renfro
© 2009
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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