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Nancy Tucker Collection of Southwest Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 885 BC

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials pertaining to New Mexico and the Southwest, collected and donated to the Center for Southwest Research by Nancy Tucker. The collection includes memorabilia, programs, and brochures related to local businesses, sport teams, and events. It also includes Albuquerque Police Department reports, and Girard family papers. John P. Girard’s family came from France to New Mexico in the late 1800s. They settled in Albuquerque and worked in the hotel business in the downtown district of Albuquerque (Source: 1885, 1910 U.S. Censuses). The collection also contains correspondence to Nancy Tucker from Rita Mae Brown, nationally known feminist, lesbian activist and author. Rita Mae Brown and Nancy Tucker were good friends and most of these letters are informal and personal in nature. Some letters describe Brown’s busy schedule as a writer and activist. A folder containing sheet music written about Albuquerque and New Mexico is also included in the collection. This will be an ongoing collection as we expect Ms. Tucker to periodically add materials.

In the summer of 2019 Tucker donated a collection of business materials from the Maisel's Indian Trading Post on West Central Avenue in Albuquerque and some about the Maisel family properties in Albuquerque, dating from the 1940s-1970s. They are in Boxes 2 and 3.

Dates

  • 1882-2007

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. Duplication of recordings permitted only with written permission from artist, performer, interviewer and interviewee, tribal authority, or current holder of intellectual property rights. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws.

Biography / History

Nancy Tucker is the founder of the New Mexico Postcard Club and collector of southwest material including photographs, manuscripts and ephemera. Nancy Tucker is an active member of the historical community in Albuquerque.

Extent

2.5 boxes (2.50 cu. ft.) and one oversize folder

Abstract

This collection contains New Mexico and Southwest related memorabilia, business records, correspondence, sheet music and printed materials.

Related Material

Maisel Family and Business Papers, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

Separated Material

Maisel and related company building plans have been transferred to the Southwest Architecture Collection as follows:

Plans 1937-1938 for Maisel's Indian Trading Post West Central Avenue to John Gaw Meem Plans and Drawings

Alterations and Additions 1950 by E. H. Blumenthal for Maisel's Indian Trading Post West Central Avenue to Small Architecture Collections

Remodel plan 1968 by Hallmark Development Company for Maisel's Commercial Building to Small Architecture Collections

Plan 1950 for Electric Push Button Dumbwaiter for Maisel's Indian Trading Post to Small Architecture Collections

Plan for Florescent Lighting Layout Maisel's Indian Trading Post to Small Architecture Collections

Plans 1945-1946 for J. C. Penny Store on West Central Avenue to Small Architecture Collections

Residence 1960 for S. L. Maisel on Hyder Drive Southeast ny William W. Ellis to Small Architecture Collections

Perspectives for Toy Tree, Little Twigs Store at Albuquerque International Airport to William Emmett Burk Architectural Drawings and Plans

Paul's Addition site plan 1976, Paul Billingham, to William Emmett Burk Architectural Drawings and Plans
Title
Finding Aid of the Nancy Tucker Collection of Southwest Materials, 1882-2007
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2012, © 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451