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Historic Santa Fe Foundation Records

Identifier: MSS-1109-BC

Scope and Contents

The collection contains administrative documents, correspondence, and other materials related to projects, activities, and publications of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Historic preservation, Santa Fe historic properties (including the Guadalupe Church, Loretto Chapel, El Zaguan), and John Gaw Meem are prominent subjects of the collection.


  • 1961-1986


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.

Background Information

The Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) was incorporated in 1961 to receive tax exempt donations for historic preservation purposes, to acquire and administer historic properties, to conduct research in order to determine buildings worthy of preservation and to engage in other educational activities to preserve and maintain the historic landmarks and structures of Santa Fe, NM.

HSFF owns and administers several properties in Santa Fe, including The Pinckney R. Tully House, El Zaguan, and the Felipe B Delgado House. HSFF also manages the Loretto Chapel and has undertaken the restoration of the Manderfield Mausoleum at Rosario Cemetery.

The Foundation’s Old Santa Fe Today, a history of the buildings deemed worthy of preservation continues to be updated and republished. Their newsletter, Bulletin, keeps members informed about recent research and current projects.

Source: HSFF brochure (Box 1, Folder 1)


1 box (1 cu. ft.)

Language of Materials



The collection documents the history of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation and some of their projects.

Related Archival Materials

Historic Santa Fe Foundation Records Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Santa Fe, NM

Materials Available Online

HSFF Bulletins are available online, as are Guides and Brochures.
Finding Aid of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation Records
B. Silbergleit
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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