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Richard P. Milner Architectural Drawings and Plans

Identifier: SWA-Milner-Drawings

Scope and Content

The Richard P. Milner Architectural Drawings and Plans collection includes architectural drawings and plans created between 1936 and 1977, primarily for central New Mexico, but including Farmington, Raton, Springer, Shiprock, and Aztec, New Mexico. Work was conducted with T. Charles Gaastra and with the firms, Burwinkle & Clarke, Burwinkle & Milner, and Milner & Associates, which included Arthur L. Wood. Several out of state projects from Arizona and Colorado are also part of the collection. Examples in the Richard P. Milner Collection include: First Baptist Church, Raton (1948); Cochiti Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM (1959); Monte Vista Grade School, Tucumcari, NM; St. Mary’s Convent and St. Therese Church, Albuquerque, NM (1954); Heights Baptist Church, Albuquerque, NM (1951); French Fitzgerald Mortuary, Albuquerque, NM (1957); Sandoval County Courthouse, Bernalillo, NM, (1973); Harwood Girl’s School, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1949); First Baptist Church Arrowhead Cabin; Glorieta, NM (1956); United Church of Los Alamos, NM (1963); Chama & Tierra Amarilla Middle Schools, New Mexico (1975); Kappa Sigma Fraternity House, Albuquerque, NM (1968); Park Avenue Elementary School, Aztec, NM (1968); New Mexico Health & Social Services Bldg., Albuquerque, NM(1975); Baptist Convention Bldg., Albuquerque, NM (1950); Milner Residence, Albuquerque, NM.


  • 1936-1977


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.

Biographical Information

Born in 1911, Richard P. Milner and his family came to Albuquerque in 1919. He attended college at the University of Pennsylvania and at the University of New Mexico, where he completed a B.A. in 1932. He began architectural training with T. Charles Gaastra in 1936, continuing under J. B. Burwinkle and Edwin B. Clarke from 1936- 1940. Milner also worked for U.S.E.D., Albuquerque Chapter, as Office Engineer from 1942-1948. In 1949, he opened the firm of Richard P. Milner, A.I.A., and continued this practice from 1949-1954. Milner partnered to form Burwinkle & Milner, from 1954-1960, and resumed his own firm from 1960-1969. Milner completed his career in the firm Richard P. Milner & Associates, which included partner Arthur L. Wood, from 1969-1977.


10 drawers (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The Richard P. Milner Architectural Drawings and Plans collection contains architectural drawings and plans of private residences, churches, public schools, and other commercial buildings. The buildings were designed for cities in New Mexico, from 1936-1977.

Related Archival Material

Richard P. Milner Photographs Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, Univrsity of New Mexico Libraries.

Separated Material

Photographs were transferred to Richard P. Milner Photographs
Finding Aid of the Richard P. Milner Architectural Drawings and Plans, 1936-1977
Ellen Evans-Colburn
© 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