Father Agnellus Lammert Pictorial Collection
Scope and Content
The collection contains one folder of documents, including Carol Sullivan's essays on Father Lammert, history of San Fidel, correspondence, and descriptions of some of the photographs.
Video consists of commercial productions such as cartoons, Charlie Chaplin film, rodeo footage and a Bethlehem and Gethsemane short which were probably shown to the children of the parish for entertainment. All of the films are in black and white except for the last scene of a priest standing in front of a church. Film originally in 16mm format cover various topics such as W. R. Willis documenting the search for the site of the Transcontinental Air Transport plane crash in 1929 on Mt. Taylor (NM), films of a Navajo woman weaving, dances, California missions, priests and school children in Gallup (NM), and various shots of Mesa Verde including one of a tour group.
Box 2 contains twelve zinc halftone blocks with images of churches, priests, ceremonies and Native Americans.
An unprocessed 2019 edition includes five 16 mm films labeled "McCarthy's Santa Maria Mission," "St. Margaret Mary Paraje," "Acomita," "Old Laguna," and one unlabeled canister. This material is unavailable until reformatting is complete. Please contact Pictorial Archivist for more information.
- Majority of material found within 1928-1942
Agnellus Lammert was born on March 2, 1900 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended St. John Parochial School and St. Francis Seminary and was ordained on June 16, 1927. He served in Louisville, Kentucky and Lafayette, Indiana before being assigned to the San Fidel Missions in New Mexico. In February 1932, he arrived at the San Fidel parish, which includes Acoma and Laguna Pueblos.
Lammert oversaw construction and restoration of four churches, St. Mary Margaret Chapel in Paraje in 1935, Sacred Heart Chapel at Mesita in 1936, St. Anne at Acomita in 1940 and Santa Maria de Acoma at McCartys in 1933. He documented his projects with photographs of the Laguna and Acoma peoples at work on the buildings.
He died in September 1952 and is buried near the San Jose Mission Church on the Laguna Pueblo.
Sources: The Calmut, Winter issue, February, 1940, p.4 "Work of the Marquette League Among the Acoma and Laguna Indian Missions of New Mexico" The Calmut, November 1949, p. 12-13 "Sesqui-Bi-Centennial San Jose Mission" Devolder, Arthur L. Santa Maria Mission at McCartys, NM: (Santa Maria de Acoma) Albuquerque, N.M.: Arthur L. DeVolder, c. 1996 New Mexico Register, Supplement, June 17, 1955, p. 29 "Gallup Cathedral Dedication"
142 items (2 boxes, plus unprocessed items) : 123 prints, 2 DVDs, documents, 12 zinc halftone blocks, and 5 unprocessed 16 mm films
Language of Materials
Father Lammert Photographs Online
The 16 mm films received in 2019 are unavailable until reformatting is complete.
- Acoma (N.M.) -- Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Pictorial works
- Aircraft accidents -- New Mexico -- Pictorial works
- Catholic Church -- Missions -- California -- Pictorial works
- Church architecture -- New Mexico - Acoma -- Pictorial works
- Church architecture -- New Mexico -- Laguna -- Pictorial works
- Church buildings--New Mexico--Conservation and restoration -- Pictorial works
- Excavations (Archaeology) -- Southwest, New Mexico -- Pictorial works
- Franciscans -- New Mexico -- Pictorial works
- Gallup (N.M.) -- Pictorial works
- Indians of North America -- Pictorial works
- Laguna (N.M.) -- Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Pictorial works
- Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.) -- Pictorial works
- Mural painting and decoration
- Navajo Indians -- Weaving
- Pueblo Indians -- Pictorial works
- Rodeos -- Pictorial works
- Spanish mission buildings -- Pictorial works
- Finding Aid of the Father Agnellus Lammert Pictorial Collection, 1917-1983
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- Kari Schleher and T.S. Reinig
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