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George Kubler Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-527

Scope and Content

Collection consists of photographs (8 x 10 in. or smaller) of colonial churches in New Mexico. There are exteriors and interiors of churches, as well as some photographs of religious art (including santos), plans, maps, postcards, and reproductions of images in other graphic media. The images were compiled by Prof. Kubler as research for his book Religious Architecture of New Mexico, first published in 1940. Some, but not all, of the photographs were reproduced in that book.


  • 1926-1937


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication allowed for research purposes in most cases. Some photographs may be copyrighted. See back of individual prints for information. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


George Alexander Kubler, art historian, writer, and teacher, was born July 26, 1912, in Los Angeles. Professor Kubler had a distinguished career at Yale University and held visiting professorships at the University of Chicago; University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru; University of Mexico; Harvard University; and University of Pennsylvania. He is a three-time recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. He received the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for Architectural History, the Charles Rufus Morey Prize of the College Art Association, and the Premio Jose de Figuerirede, Lisbon.


269 items (1 box) : 267 photographic prints; 1 CD with 2 nitrate negative scans ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller

Language of Materials



Collection consists of photographs of colonial churches in New Mexico.


Arranged alphabetically by place name.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs were separated from the George Kubler Papers.
Finding Aid of the George Kubler Photograph Collection, 1926-1937
Pictorial Collections Staff
© 2007
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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