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Phillip (Felipe) B. Gonzales Papers

Identifier: MSS-1099-BC

Scope and Contents

The Phillip (Felipe) B. Gonzales papers contain institutional documents, letters, and press publications. Its main area focus involves historical aspects of the Hispanic experience in New Mexico and the Southwest. Included are Spanish-language articles dating from the mid-late 19th century and early-mid 20th century, including popular political poetry, partisan political contention, and public discourse. Another series touches on controversial Nuevomexicano ethnic identity. Data on the contentions over New Mexico’s Spanish colonial legacy and commemorations of Juan de Oñate as the so-called “founder” of New Mexico are represented in press reports, recorded material on the Albuquerque Cuartocentenario panel, and private correspondence. The series on the Chicano Movement in New Mexico contains ethnographic interviews with community members, correspondence between Gonzales and fellow Chicano Movement participants, and student activism at the University of New Mexico dating from the United Mexican American Students in 1968 to El Centro de la Raza, as well as later campus political activity.


  • 1883 - 2020

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 publications or distribution.

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.

Biographical / Historical

Phillip (Felipe) B. Gonzales is professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico. He earned his PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a historical sociologist who has conducted primary research on Nuevomexicano politics, social movements, identity, and socio-economic conditions. His book publications include Política: Nuevomexicanos and American Political Incorporation, 1821-1910; Forced Sacrifice as Ethnic Protest: The Hispano Cause in New Mexico and the Racial Attitude Confrontation of 1933; and, Sunbelt Working Mothers: Reconciling Family and Factory (co-authored); two edited anthologies and many articles. Before his academic career, Gonzales served in the United States Marine Corp.


6 boxes


Collection is arranged into six series:
  1. Chicano Movement Material, 1967-2019 (subseries: National Chicano Movement Material, 1977-2012; Chicano Movement in New Mexico, 1967-2019)
  2. University of New Mexico Material, 1947-2016 (subseries: University of New Mexico Chicano Movement, 1947-2016; University of New Mexico Information and Controversy, 1977-2006)
  3. New Mexico Culture, Veterans, and Land, 1883-2018 (subseries: Nuevo Mexico Poetry, 1888-1950; Land Grants of New Mexico, 1883-2018; Chicano and Hispanic WWI Veterans, 1888-2009)
  4. Albuquerque, Cuarto centenario, and Hispanic Identity, 1988-2018 (subseries: Albuquerque Cuartocentenario, 1988-2018)
  5. Recorded Material, 1980-1998
  6. Chicano and Hispanic Newspapers, 1973-2016

Related Materials

Alejandro López Papers and Ethnographic Interviews, 1971-2021 (MSS-943-BC) Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, University of New Mexico Libraries. Tomas Atencio Papers and Academia de la Nueva Raza / Rio Grande Institute Records (MSS-827-BC) Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, University of New Mexico Libraries.

Separated Materials

The video Amoxtli San Ce to Juan: We are One -- Nosotros Somos Uno: CC 2005, Rodriguez/ Gonzales Xicano Records and Film has been transferred to CSWR Visual Media - DVD call number: E184.M5 A469 2005

Processing Information

Collection processed by Joshua Heckman Archibeque, Center for Regional Studies/CSWR Graduate Fellow.
Inquire with reference staff for access to unprocessed material, 1 Box (location B3-11A). Contains historic land grant maps in New Mexico, Hispanic poetry, Chicano movement material, and VHS tapes (digitized upon request). Researchers required to sign unprocessed collection request form to access unprocessed material.
Finding Aid of the Phillip (Felipe) B. Gonzales Papers
May 2022
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Finding aid is in both English and Spanish
Funding for processing provided by UNM Center for Regional Studies.

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