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Reies Tijerina Papers

Identifier: MSS-654-BC

Scope and Content

The Reies Lopez Tijerina Papers document Tijerina's career as a Chicano activist in New Mexico with the bulk of the collection reflecting his activities from 1963-1978. Tijerina is most remembered for his June 5, 1967 raid on the Rio Arriba County Courthouse in Tierra Amarilla and the ensuing trial in which he defended himself to a 'not guilty' verdict.

The majority of the collection consists of the records of the land grant organization that he founded in 1963, the Alianza Federal de Mercedes (changed to Alianza Federal de Pueblos Libres in 1967). A large portion of the Alianza series (Boxes 1-31, see below) consists of Tijerina's FBI files and the Alianza membership files. Other notable sections are the People's Constitutional Party, the Poor People's Campaign, a large section regarding legal proceedings, an extensive collection of personal correspondence, a daily diary section spanning over twenty years (1974-1997), and a extensive newspaper section comprised of both rare newspapers and newspaper clippings.

The Tijerina papers are divided into twelve series:

Alianza Federal de Mercedes (1963-1983, Box 1-31) includes: the Alianza Organizational Records; Press Releases and Publications; and the Individual Memberships for NM (1963-1969) and Texas (1977-1978). This series also includes the FBI Files (1964-1980) gathered on RLT and the Alianza.

Social Programs and Projects led or co-sponsored by the Alianza (1959-1984, Box 31-33). This series reflects RLT's contacts with Mexican individuals and organizations as well as the Alianza's projects and programs including: the Caravan to Mexico Projects (1964, 1976); Los Caballeros de Las Indias Fraternal Organization (1964-1982); and, the national Poor Peoples's Campaign/March on Washington (1968). It also tells of Tijerina's own NM political party (People's Constitutional Party, 1968-70); his campaign for the office of NM Governor (Tijerina for Governor Campaign, 1968); and, general community organizing efforts. Finally, it reflects his work and interests after his prison term and pardon including: the Institute for the Research and Study of Justice (IRSJ, 1971-1976); the Brotherhood Awareness Conferences (1972-1976; the Primer Congreso Nacional de Tierra y Cultura (1972); and, La Casa de Israel (1984).

Social Activism/Social Justice illustrates this aspect of growth within the Chicano Movement (1954-1993, Box 33-35). Correspondence with local and national social movement leaders (Chicano Movement, Poor People's Campaign, and Alianza members, staff, and affiliates). This series also covers issues and themes of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s including national topics, police brutality, migrant workers, minority issues in education, etc.

Social/Political Resistance as evidenced by the Tierra Amarilla Courthouse Raid and it's aftermath including: general files and clippings; witness statements; and, subsequent investigations (1967-1977, Box 35).

Legal Case Files of RLT and others (1960-1987, Box 35-41) including: NM State Cases, Federal Cases, and Miscellaneous Cases (pre-Alianza, local and appeal cases including some correspondence).

General Correspondence (1935-1993, Box 41-44) including Alianza general business correspondence, fan mail and request for public speaking engagements, etc. A significant percentage are in Spanish.

Land Grant Reference/Information files (1848-1990, Box 44-53) include: Land Grant Files and Documentary Evidence gathered; Information and Contact with VIPs and Thematic Files; Personal Reference Files; Federal Agencies/Legislation Files; State Agencies/Legislation Files; Essays, Papers, and miscellaneous publications on Tijerina, Land Grants, Chicano Movement, Civil Rights, etc. (For full size maps/plats see MSS 654, Box 75)

RLT's Personal Files (1888-1997, Box 53-57) including: Biographical and Family Information; Family Correspondence; RLT's Personal Writings (including prison correspondence); State and Federal Prison/Paroles/Pardons; Appointment Calendars (1964-1979); Daily Diary (Spanish 1974-1997); and, Corrido samples written about and for Reies Lopez Tijerina.

Financial Records for the organizations associated with RLT (1963-1993, Box 57-59) including: the Alianza Records (1963-1982); Los Caballeros de Las Indias (1964- 1983); COMPASS Community Association (1969-1972); Institute for the Research and Study of Justice (1971-1977); Campaign for Human Development (1971-72); Brotherhood Awareness Conferences (1974-1975); Casa de Israel (1980s,1990s), RLT Personal Records (1960-1989); and, misc.

Newspaper Collection (1963-2003, Boxes 59-74) contains appoximately 20,000 articles on RLT and his activities, as well as articles of interest to Tijerina including: indigenous land issues, millennialism, nuclear armament and weapons of mass destruction, the holocaust, Middle Eastern issues, and conspiracy theories. Ask at CSWR reference desk for information about specific newspapers in this archive.

Oversize and Memorabilia(1965-1999, Box 75-79) include: Maps/plats of NM land Grants; Alianza Informational Posters/Maps; Miscellaneous Posters; and Memorabilia.

Audio and Video (1969-2002) contains recordings about Reies López Tijerina, his life history, and la Alianza Federal de los Mercedes. Impassioned speeches and “dinner talks” by Tijerina offer insight to la Alianza’s goals and missions as well as Tijerina’s investment in land grants. There are also recordings of court proceedings of the Tierra Amarilla incident. Interviews and speeches by “Corky” Gonzalez, Patsy Tijerina, and Alianza Vice President Wilfredo Sedillo are included. Eleven videos in the collection are recordings of television specials covering Tijerina’s land grant struggle and the TA incident. Other videos consist of the 1976 Brotherhood Awareness Conference, and a corrido performance honoring Tijerina.


  • 1888-2003
  • Majority of material found within 1963-1978

Language of Materials

English, Spanish

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

Chicano land grant activist Reies Lopez Tijerina was born September 21, 1926 in Poth, Texas, to migrant workers Antonio and Erlinda Lopez Tijerina. Tijerina enrolled in the Latin American Bible School in Saspamco, Texas in 1944. He left the seminary in 1946 to pursue religious self-discovery.

1949-1950, Tijerina spent much time in the southwest and Mexico researching land grants. He relocated his family to New Mexico in 1957, continuing his land grant research. On February 2, 1963, La Alianza Federal de Mercedes (Federal Alliance of Land Grants) was founded, largely through Tijerina's efforts. La Alianza quickly became a radical organization. Occupation of the Echo Amphitheater campground near Abiquiu, and the June 1967 armed raid on the Rio Arriba County courthouse brought national attention and intense scrutiny to La Alianza, destabilizing its membership and significantly weakening its influence upon Hispanos in New Mexico. Tijerina, facing criminal charges relating to the courthouse raid, traveled to Washington D.C. in June 1968 to head the Mexican-American contingent at the Poor People's March. He also formed his own political party, the People's Constitutional Party, and attempted to run for governor of New Mexico, but was found ineligible.

Convicted on charges of criminal assault of a federal officer and the destruction of federal property, Tijerina served time in federal prison. Released in 1971, he was ordered to sever his association with the already weakened Alianza as part of a parole agreement. He incorporated the Institute for the Research and Study of Justice (IRSJ), a non-profit group that sought to research and study all aspects of justice. In 1983, he relocated his family to Coyote, New Mexico, where he began to focus on international issues such as millennialism, nuclear armament, the Holocaust, and Middle Eastern issues, especially the Palestinian and Israeli conflict.

Trials and tribulations from La Alianza days weighed heavily on Tijerina's family life. Two failed marriages and an arson fire in 1994 which destroyed Tijerina's Coyote home and extensive library were part of the price tag for his activism. By 1995, Tijerina relocated to Michoacan, Mexico, where he continued to speak out on indigenous land issues and a variety of international issues.

Reis Lopez Tijerina died at El Paso, Texas on January 19, 2015.


76.5 cubic feet (78 Boxes)


The collection contains the papers of New Mexico land grant activist Reies Lopez Tijerina, best known for founding the Alianza Federal de Mercedes. The group organized heirs seeking to regain Spanish and Mexican land grants protected under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, an important component of the Chicano Movement.


12 series:
  1. Alianza Federal de Mercedes
  2. Social Programs
  3. Social Activism/Social Justice
  4. Social/Political Resistance
  5. Legal
  6. General Correspondence
  7. Land Grant Reference/Information
  8. Personal
  9. Financial
  10. Newspapers
  11. Oversize and Memorabilia
  12. Audio and Video

Related Archival Material

Peter Nabokov Papers. Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Alianza Federal de Pueblos Libres Collection. Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. David Correia Research Papers. Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Alfonso Sanchez Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Noe Tijerina Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Gloria Montoya Chavez Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Frances Léon Quintana Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico

Separated Material

The following serial publications have been catalogued in the CSWR general collection:
  1. “La Voz de La Alianza", Albuquerque, NM 1970-1971
  2. Caracol, San Antonio, TX March 1975; Feb, April, Aug 1976, Aug 1977 to MSS 755 BC
  3. El Grito del Norte, "A Cry for Justice in Northern New Mexico" (Espanola, NM 1968-1972, Las Vegas, NM 1972-1973) 1968-1973
  4. Venceremos, Papel del Barrio, Las Gorras Negras (The Black Berets) Albuquerque, NM Nov. 1971
  5. El Hispano, "Dios, Patria, Familia, Y Libertad" "The Official Spanish Language Newspaper of the State of New Mexico" 1967-1993
  6. The New Mexico Review and Legislative Journal 1969
  7. Akwesasne Notes, "Where the Partridge Drums", Rooseveltown, NY 1971-1980
  8. Dine Baa Hani, "A Navajo Newspaper published for the Navajo Nation", Crownpoint, NM 1970-1971
  9. The Navajo Times, Window Rock, AZ April, 1960, Sept. 1968
  10. Seer’s Catalogue, Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM 1974-1976
  11. Seer’s-New Mexico’s Other Newspaper, Albuquerque, NM 1975-1976
  12. Seer’s Rio Grande Weekly, Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM April 1-8, 1977
  13. Fountain of Light, Taos, NM 1970
  14. Sage, Santa Fe, NM May 1969, mid-Summer 1970
  15. The Tribal Messenger, Albuquerque, NM September 1, 1970, July 1, 1971, April 2, 1973
  16. Caliche County Rendering Works, Albuquerque, NM, No. 18
  17. The News Chieftan, "Oldest Newspaper Published in Albuquerque", "New Mexico’s Legal and Financial Weekly", Albuquerque, NM 1963-1965
Photographs were transferred to the Reies Tijerina Photograph Collection.

Original diaries are housed in CSWR high security area.

Archival copies of cds and dvds are stored in B3.

List of Tijerina's Personal Books:
  1. Alonso-Cadenas Lopez, Ampelio, Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent, Liliana Ruiz Carrasco, Blasonario de la consanguinidad iberica 1981. Madrid : Instituto Salazar y Castro (C.S.I.C.) : Hidalguia, 1982.
  2. Berman, Daniel M. Death on the Job: Occupational Health and Safety Struggles in the United States. New York, Monthly Review Press, 1978.
  3. Borrego, Salvador, ed. Infiltracion Mundial. Mexico, 5ed. (pub?) 1981.
  4. Brzezinski, Zbigniew K. the Soviet Bloc: Unity and Conflict. New York, Frederick A. Praeger, 1961.
  5. De Las Casas, Fray Bartolome. Historia de las Indias. tome III. Mexico, Fondo de Cultura economica, 1965.
  6. Duran and Bernard, Ed. Chicano Studies, 2nd Ed. New York, Macmillan Publishing Co. 1982.
  7. Ellis, Richard N. New Mexico Past and Present: A Historical Reader. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 1971.
  8. Galvan Rivera, Mariano. Ordenanzas de tierras y aguas. . . 3ra ed. Mexico, Libreria del Portal de Mercaderes, 1849.
  9. Garizurieta, Cesar. Realidad del ejido. Mexico, Editorial Dialectica, 1938.
  10. Garza Guajardo, Celso. El Real de Santiago de Las Sabinas 1693-1829. Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1974.
  11. Gaylin, Willard. In the Service of their Country: War Resisters in Prison, New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1970.
  12. Gilbert, Tony and Joris, Peirre. Global Interference: The Consistent Pattern of American Foreign Policy. London, Liberation Publications, N.D.
  13. Glass, Charles. Tribes with Flags. New York, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990.
  14. Gomez del Palacio, Francisco. Reclamaciones de Indemnizacion por Depredaciones de Los Indios. Mexico, Imprenta del Gobierno en Palacio, 1872.
  15. Haldeman, H.R. with Joseph DiMona. The Ends of Power. New York Times Books. 1978.
  16. Hesseltine, William B. Third- party Movements in the United States. New York Van Nostrand. 1962.
  17. Hidalguia: La revista de genealogia, nobleza y armas. Madrid, Spain. Num. 200, January - February 1987.
  18. Hidalguia: La revista de genealogia, nobleza y armas. Madrid, Spain. Num. 204, September - October 1987.
  19. Hidalguia: La revista de genealogia, nobleza y armas. Madrid, Spain. Num. 205, November - December 1987.
  20. Leturia, Pedro. Relaciones entre la Santa Sede e Hispanoamerica 1493-1835, Tomo II. Caracas, Venezuela. Sociedad Bolivariana de Venezuela, 1959-1960.
  21. Lopez Portillo, Jose. Genesis y Teoria General del Estado Moderno. Ediciones Botas, Mexico, 1958.
  22. Lord, John. Beacon lights of history, v. III. New York, WM. H. Wise & Co., 1921
  23. Lord, John. Beacon lights of history, v. VIII. New York, WM. H. Wise & Co., 1924
  24. Lower, Thomas. La Inquisicion. Barcelona, Spain, Ediciones Petronio S.A., 1975.
  25. McCaleb, Walter F. Spanish Missions of Texas. San Antonio, Texas, The Naylor Co., 1954.
  26. Meier, Matt And Feliciano Rivera, ed. Readings on La Raza. New York, Hill and Wang, . 1974.
  27. Menendez, Enrique Campos, trans. Hernandez, Frances. Albuquerque. Only the Wind. Pajarito Publications, 1978.
  28. Mujal-Leon, Eusebio. The Cuban University Under the Revolution. Washington, D.C., The Cuban American National Foundation, 1988.
  29. Reyes, Judith. La otra cara de la patria. Mexico D.F. Talleres Graficos de Mexico, 1974.
  30. Sempere y Guarinos, Juan. Historia de los vinculos y mayorazgos. 2. ed. Madrid, Estab. tip. de d. R. Rodriguez de Rivera, 1847.
  31. Steiner, Jean-Francois. Treblinka. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1966.
  32. Sue, Eugene. The wandering Jew, Vol. I and II. New York, International Books, 1940.
  33. Thoma, Francisco de. Historia popular de Nuevo Mexico, desde su descubrimiento hasta la actualidad. New York, American Book Company, 1896.
  34. Todorov, Dafin. Freedom Press: Development of the Progressive Press in West Europe and the USA. Prague, International Organization of Journalists, (n.d.)
  35. Trujillo, Charley. Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam. San Jose CA., Cusma House Publications, 1990.
  36. Vogel, Albert W. Barelas???Arenal and Los Lunas. Division of Research, Department of Political Science, The University of New Mexico, 1967.
  37. Werstein, Irving. The Storming of Fort Wagner: Black Valor in the Civil War. Firebird Books, 1970.
  38. Armstrong, Herbert W. The United States and British Commonwealth in Prophecy. Ambassador College Press, 1972.
  39. Armstrong, Herbert W. Never Before Understood: Why Humanity Cannot Solve Its Evils. Worldwide Church of God, 1981.
  40. Bradford, Barbara Taylor, ed. Children's Stories of the Bible from the Old and New Testaments. New York, The GR Book Co., 1968.
  41. Daughters of St. Paul. Missal Supplement. Boston, St Paul Editions, 1955.
  42. De Angeli, Marguerite. The Old Testament. New York. Doubleday & Co., 1960.
  43. Ellis, Peter F. The Men and the Message of the Old Testament. 3rd ed. Collegeville, MN, The Liturgical Press, 1975.
  44. Gale, Richard. Great Battles of Biblical History. New York, The John Day Company, 1970.
  45. Greeley, Andrew M. Dando un vistazo a las vocaciones. trans. Juan Carlos Hechavarria. Claretian Publications, 1979.
  46. Heilbroner, Robert. The worldly Philosophers. New York, Time, 1961.
  47. Holy Bible. Gideons.
  48. Keyser, Cassius J. Thinking About thinking. E.P. Dutton & Company, 1926.
  49. La Buena Nueva Segun Tomas. New York, The Nag Hammadi Library, Harper & Row Publishers, 1978.
  50. La Iglesia de Jesucristo de Los Santos de los Ultimos Dias. Salt Lake City, El Libro de Mormon, 1973.
  51. McDonald, John. Strategy in Poker, Business and War. New York, W.W. Norton & Co., 1950.
  52. Murray, A.S. Manual of Mythology. New York, Tudor Publishing Company, n.d.
  53. Pagels, Elaine. The Gnostic Gospels. New York, Vintage Books, 1989.
  54. Potter, Charles Francis. The Lost Years of Jesus Revealed. Greenwich, Fawcett Publications, 1962.
  55. Ratner, Joseph. The Philosophy of Spinoza selected from his chief works. New York, The Modern Library, 1954.
  56. Saint Joseph Edition of The New American Bible. New York. Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1970.
  57. Stevenson and Habermas. Verdict on the Shroud. Wayne PA Banbury Books, 1981.
  58. Watts, Alan. Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of mystical Religion. New York. Random House, Inc., 1971
  59. Boericke, Oscar E. Pocket Manual of Homeopatic Materia Medica. Philadelphia, Boericke & Runyon, 1927.
  60. Burros, Marian. Keep It Simple. New York, Pocket Books, 1982.
  61. Chaitow, Leon. The Acupuncture Treatment of Pain. New York, ARCO Publishing Company, Inc., 1977.
  62. Dogin, Yvette. Help Yourself to a Job. Minneapolis, Finney Compan, 1965.
  63. Howard, William. How Always to be Well. Island Park, Groton Press, 1967.
  64. Lodge, Helen and Chance, Larry. Keys to Good Language. Oklahoma City. The Economy Company, 1965.
  65. Moxley, D.J.. Think Clearly! A Popular Guide to Logic in Everyday Life. London. Odhams Press, n.d..
  66. Vander, Adrian. El Corazon sus Enfermedades. Barcelona, Adrian Van Der Put, 1972.
  67. Camus, Albert. The Plague. New York, Time, 1962.
  68. Hillerman, Tony. The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other Indian Country Affairs. Albuquerque. University of New Mexico Press, 1973.
  69. Lewin, Leonard C. Triage. New York. Warner Paperback, 1973.
  70. Morris, Ira. The Road to Spain. New York. Monthly Review press, 1965.
  71. Ostrovsky, Victor and Claire Hoy. By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer. New York. St. Martin's Press, 1990.
  72. Shaw, Bernard. Four Plays. New York. Washington Square Press, 1965.
  73. Talese, Gay. Honor Thy Father. New York. World publishing, 1971.
  74. Albi, Jose. Picasso Azul. Madrid, Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1972.
  75. Borges, Analola. El Archipielago Canario y las Indias Occidentales; episodios historicos. Madrid, Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1969.
  76. Duque, Aquilino. De Palabra En Palabra. Madrid. Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1968.
  77. Flores, Julio. Leyendas de Rapa-Nui. Madrid. Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1975.
  78. Gonzalez-Urizar, Fernando. Los Signos del Cielo. Madrid, Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1971.
  79. Guillen, Rafael. Tercer Gesto. Madrid. Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1967.
  80. Jato Macias, Manuel. La ensenanza del espanol en los EE. UU. de America. Madrid. Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1961.
  81. Mendoza, Antonio de. Ordenanzas y copilacion de leyes por el muy ilustre senor don Antonio de Mendoza : virrey y gobernador de la Nueva Espana. Madrid. Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1945.
  82. Montes, Hugo. Machupicchu en la Poesia. Madrid. Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1975.
  83. Murciano, Carlos. Esta Claro Silencio. Madrid. Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1970.
  84. Pujadas, P. Thomas L. C.M.F. San Antonio Maria Claret, Apostol de Nuestro Tiempo. Madrid. Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1950.
  85. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Hearings Before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Utilization of Minority and Women Workers in Certain Major Industries, June 2-4, 1970.
  86. U.S. National Labor Relations Board, 35th Annual Report for the Fiscal Year Ended, June 30, 1970
  87. U.S. Senate Hearings Foreign Assistance and Related Agencies Appropriations H.R. 17788 89th Congress, Second Session, Fiscal Year 1967.
  88. U.S. Department of State. Treaties in Force: A List of treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States in Force, January 1, 1968.
  89. U.S. Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish Speaking People.The Spanish Speaking in the United States: A Guide to Materials, Washington D.C., 1971.
  90. New Mexico Public School Finance Division, Department of Finance and Administration, New Mexico Public School Finance Statistics, Fiscal Year 1966-1967.
  91. U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Region VII Office, Dallas, 1970.
  92. Administration Et Vente Librarie Larousse 13-17, Le Journal de Voyages, Tourisme, Sciences, Sports. Paris. No. 139, 1929.
  93. American Book Company. Webster's Elementary Dictionary. New York, 1941.
  94. Bowman, John. The Universal History of the World ,Volume X: The Age of Enlightenment. Golden Press, 1966.
  95. Calhoun, David ed. 1992 Yearbook of Science and the Future, Chicago Encyclopedia Britanica, University of Chicago, 1991.
  96. Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos Bulletin. New York. Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, 1974.
  97. Covert Action Publications. Covert Action Information Bulletin Num. 5. District of Columbia, Covert Action Publications, July-August 1979.
  98. Covert Action Publications. Covert Action Information Bulletin Num. 6. District of Columbia, Covert Action Publications, October 1979.
  99. Covert Action Publications. Covert Action Information Bulletin Num. 7. District of Columbia, Covert Action Publications, December 1979-January 1980.
  100. Delury, George E. ed. The World Almanac 1974 Edition. New York. Newspaper Enterprise Association, 1973.
  101. Fuller, Robert W. Clerical Payroll Procedures. Cincinnati, South-Western Publishing, 1979.
  102. Hines, Welch, and Hopkinson Our Latin Heritage: Book II. New York. Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966.
  103. McClure, Scheck And Wright A World Background for the United States: Our Developing Civilization. Chicago. Laidlaw Brothers, 1941.
  104. Mueller, Dutton, Glennon. Essential Modern Mathematics Book. Boston. C. Ginn and Co., 1970.
  105. Perkes, Dan. ed. The Official Associated Press Almanac 1975. New York. Associated Press, 1974.
  106. Pye, A. Kenneth et al. Materials in Civil Procedure. Lerner Law Book Co., Inc. Washington D.C., 1964.
  107. Steffensen, James L. The Universal History of the World Volume VII: The Renaissance. Golden Press, 1966.
  108. Sharkey, Don. Phillip J. Furlong, and Sister Margaret . Before Our Nation Began. New York. W. H. Sadlier, 1953.
  109. The source collective. Source Catalog Community/ housing no. 2. The Swallow Press, Inc. Chicago. 1972.
  110. Wallbank, Walter. Man's Story: World history in its Geographic Setting. Chicago. Scott, Foresman and Co., 1961.
  111. Recopilacion de Leyes de los Reynos de las Indias. Madrid, 1791 (Tomo 1-3)
  112. Codigos Espanoles, Condordos y Anotados. Madrid, 1849. (vol 5-12)
  113. Las Siete Partidas del Sabio Rey Don Alonso. Madrid, 1789. (tomo 1-4)
  114. Harrisse, Henry. The Diplomatic History of America. London, 1994
  115. Sudoplatov, Pavel and Anotoli. Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness- A Soviet Spymaster. 1994
  116. Tijerina, Reies. Mi Lucha por la Tierra. Mexico City, 1978

Processing Information

There are no boxes numbered 65, 68, 69, 70-72, 77.

In December 2009, Tijerina's book collection was transferred out of the manuscript collection for cataloguing into the CSWR general collection. Items may be searched under the title: "Reies Tijerina Book Collection."

An addition was processed in February 2009. Boxes 80-84 were added. Also, materials were added to some existing folders; notes in the contents list document those additions.

Audio and video reformatted to cd and dvd, 2010-2011. Tapes numbered 97, 102, 109, 127, 131 were blank or inaudible.

Issues of El Papel were removed from collection for cataloguing into CSWR general collection, April 2013.
Finding Aid of the Reies Tijerina Papers, 1888-2003
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

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1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131