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Box 1


Contains 52 Results:

Business, 1930s

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Business ads and cards (English and Spanish) and clippings, about Baca as attorney and detective in Belen and Albuquerque and Elfego’s Restaurant and Import Store. Includes a letter from Baca to his grandson William Joseph McGuinness, asking for addresses, 1938
Dates: 1930s

Hand print analysis, 1939

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents Kelsey, Guy Franklin, Hollywood, California, hand analyst, did a study of full hand print of Baca, included notes on his life lines and characteristics. Includes letter to Baca.
Dates: 1939

Recollections, 1936-1944

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Cook, James H. and son, Harold J. Cook, letters, 1936, 1940, and 1944. Recollections of Baca and a fight at Frisco in 1881. Comments on Harold C. Wilson and Baca’s movie. Cook was manager of the WS Ranch and wrote about Baca in Fifty Years on the Old Frontier.
Dates: 1936-1944

Recollections, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Recollections and stories by Baca in news clippings. Including one about a puro - cigar named for him in 1909, the Elfego Baca, by Kirster Brothers, Albuquerque. Also notices about Baca’s birthdays, health, offices, and career. One refers to finding a .45 Colt pistol while excavating for the new Albuquerque federal building, thought to be Baca’s gun.
Dates: undated

Trips, 1939-1942

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Baca at the Indian Territory Day, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1939. Clippings, accounts of Baca’s adventures, photo with A. Quintana, his Secretary, and Kit Carson III. Also Baca at the National Frontiersman Association, Houston, Texas. Letters and clippings, guest at the convention in 1942, planned bronze plaque of Baca.
Dates: 1939-1942

Obituaries, 1931-1944

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Alfredo Baca, Albuquerque, Elfego Baca’s son, July 1941. Elfego Baca, fragment, August 1945. John Fraser Pearce, M.D., Albuquerque, October 1937. Richard Stackpole, Silver City, November 1931.
Dates: 1931-1944

Politics, Sheriff’s campaigns, 1920

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Campaign flyer for Baca, run for reelection, sheriff, Socorro.
Dates: 1920

Politics, Governor’s campaign, 1928

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Spring 1928 – news clippings, Baca for governor of New Mexico, manifesto, Fred Otero insult and clash with Baca. Also includes clippings on Baca’s talk at the Albuquerque Rotary Club, when he was introduced by author Kyle S. Crichton.
Dates: 1928

Politics, Representative, 1928

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents News clippings, talk of Baca for U.S. Representative to Congress.
Dates: 1928

Politics, Elfego Baca Club, 1928

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents News clippings about the Republican campaign, Hoover, Cutting, Dillon. Establishing the Elfego Baca Club, the Independent vote, possibility of a Third Party; Hubbell, Spanish American candidates and voters.
Dates: 1928

Politics, Judge’s campaigns, 1930

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents News clippings, Baca for district judge, Seventh District, issues of time.
Dates: 1930

Politics, Valencia County, 1930

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents Clippings about politics in Valencia County, county convention in Belen
Dates: 1930

Politics, District Attorney campaign, 1930-1934

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents Clippings, campaign literature, Runs for district attorney, Second Judicial District – Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia Counties. Contains a biography of Baca, including stories of Billy the Kid, adventures in Frisco. Also includes a 1930 corrido for Baca and a 1934 clipping about his position on the direct primary law.
Dates: 1930-1934

Politics, Supreme Court Judge campaign, 1931

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents News clipping, erroneous report that Baca was elected a judge to New Mexico Supreme Court.
Dates: 1931

Politics, District Attorney campaign, 1944

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents A public letter from Baca, October 1944, explaining his political position and career back to 1930, why he switched from Republican to Democrat, information on his district judge campaign. Also includes a 1944 political ad for Baca.
Dates: 1944

Politics, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, 1927-1932

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents Copy of a talk by Baca about the Rio Grande Conservancy District bill, ca. 1927, regarding people losing land for interest and back taxes.
Dates: 1927-1932

Politics, Charles Curtis, 1931-1932

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents Curtis, Charles, letter and clippings. Curtis was a candidate for Vice President in 1928 with Hoover. Baca was state manager for Curtis and campaigned extensively and at own expense. Endorsements of Baca for any political job, specifically as Ambassador to Mexico. Clippings on Curtis, his run for Senate, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District program.
Dates: 1931-1932

Politics, Bronson Cutting, 1924-1934

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents Cutting, Bronson, letters and clipping,1924-1934, from Cutting to Baca, who served as an agent and assistant to Cutting, in property and political matters. Cutting’s comments on Baca’s campaigns, his Law and Order book, the Elfego Baca Club, Cutting’s heath, etc. Mention of Olivia M. Cutting.
Dates: 1924-1934

Politics, John Dempsey, 1939-1944

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents Dempsey, John, letters, Western Union telegraph, 1939-1944, comments on State politics, the Elfego Baca Club, Baca’s campaigns, bossism and election fraud in Sandoval County in 1940, promoting business in New Mexico and Baca’s asking Dempsey for a seat on the American Mexican Claims Commission, 1943. Includes a copy of a note from Cordell Hull to Dempsey, 1942, with photograph of Dempsey.
Dates: 1939-1944

Politics, John E. Miles, 1944

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents Miles, John E., letter, 1944, thanks for support and inquiring of Baca’s health.
Dates: 1944

Politics, Mexican affairs, 1928

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents Mexican affairs, clipping about Baca’s 1928 trips to Mexico to meet with former leaders in the Revolution, to boost his own run for Governor of New Mexico, to make arrangements for mining property, rights to his book in Mexico, etc. One clipping notes Baca also met with President Hoover, Curtis and Washington officials about Mexican affairs.
Dates: 1928

Report, Albert B. Fall, 1921

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents A copy of one page of a report by Inspector Elfego Baca to Fall as Secretary of the Interior, 1921. Baca’s Inspection of the Bureau of Mines Experimental Station, Fuel Testing Plant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, condition of the site considered for lease by government.
Dates: 1921

Newspaper citations, 1928-1934

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 23
Scope and Content From the Collection: The Goddard collection offers a view of Elfego Baca as a businessman, attorney, politician and family man. Among the items are business cards and advertisements for his attorney’s office and other businesses. There are newspaper clippings that show his work as an attorney and his interest in law enforcement as well as biographical articles about him. The collection has private letters from friends as well as correspondence with his book publisher, Kyle S. Crichton, Hollywood motion picture...
Dates: 1928-1934

Book, Law and Order, Ltd., 1928

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 24
Scope and Contents A copy of Law and Order, Ltd., by Kyle S. Crichton, first edition, 1928. The original cover for the book, torn, is in the Mss Oversize folder. This is the book that Elfego Baca signed to his wife, dated August 1, 1928. His signatures are also on front and back inside covers. Folded inside was a copy of his picture on the CBS Ripley’s Believe It or Not show, Santa Fe.
Dates: 1928

Book, Law and Order, Ltd., critiques, 1928-1930

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 25
Scope and Contents Clippings of book critiques, with views of Baca, pro and con. Includes comments by Eugene Manlove Rhodes, and clipping on talk by Baca at the Kiwanis Club.
Dates: 1928-1930