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Brown Realty Co. records for New Mexico residential and farm and ranch properties.

Identifier: MSS-884-BC

Scope and Content

The collection consists of transaction records for residential property in Albuquerque and farm and ranch properties around the state of New Mexico. Residential records are on microfilm; farm and ranch records are paper. Records contain variable amounts of information. The more complete files include listing information fact sheets, photos, maps, contracts, correspondence, warranty deeds, notes, appraisal information, promotional materials including Tract Talk, the newsletter of Brown Realty. Individual files include varying amounts of the above types of information. The collection provides an interesting snapshot of the real estate market in Albuquerque and in New Mexico for the 1970s to 1980s. It also provides a glimpse into land use/ownership, marketing tools, and economics at the time.


  • circa 1960-circa 1988


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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.

Biography / History

Brown Realty Co. was a major real estate agency operating out of Albuquerque, NM from the late 1950s until the late 1980s. They were brokers for residences, farms and ranches, and vacant land. Residences were primarily in the Albuquerque area, whereas farms and ranches were dispersed around New Mexico. They also brokered the sale and exchange of farms and ranches in Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, and Montana, but to a much more limited extent.


12 boxes (12 cu. ft.) plus 136 reels of microfilm


The collection contains residential real estate transaction records primarily for Albuquerque, NM and records of farms and ranches for sale across the state.

Related Material

Lawyers Title Insurance Company records. Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

Separated Material

Microfilm is housed with CSWR microfilm.

Processing Information

Residential records are available via microfilm only.


Finding Aid of the Brown Realty Co. records for New Mexico residential and farm and ranch properties., circa 1960-circa 1988
Samuel Sisneros
© 2012
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Finding aid is in English

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