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All Faiths Receiving Home Records

Identifier: MSS-0020


Collection holds the legal documents for the incorporation of All Faiths Receiving Home (AFRH). Contains correspondence and budgets of AFRH from 1956 through the 1960s, and other various materials about AFRH dating into the 1990s. All materials are from Jeannette Rice Stromberg’s personal records (Jeannette was one of the founders of AFRH).


  • 1954 - 1994


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical / Historical

Jeannette Stromberg was born and raised in Trinidad, Colorado. After high school, she attended two years at Colorado University, then graduating from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She worked three years as a librarian in Amherst, MA before returning to marry her high school sweetheart, Jackson Stromberg. In 1934, the couple moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where Jackson opened Strombergs Men’s Clothiers. Jeannette, besides founding the All Faiths Receiving Home, was the first woman elected to the Albuquerque Board of Education and was on the board that founded Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute (later became CNM).

All Faiths Receiving Home was founded in 1956. Prior to this there was no emergency housing for abandoned and neglected children in Albuquerque. These children were placed in the Juvenile Detention Home. In 1955, Mary Louise O’Hara and Jeannette Stromberg were part of a committee appointed by the Albuquerque Juvenile Court to review the needs of these children. These women would go on to found All Faiths Receiving Home. The organization is still in operation under the name All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center.


1 box (.3 cu. ft.)

Language of Materials


Inventory of the All Faiths Receiving Home Records 1954-1994
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Repository Details

Part of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Special Collections Library Repository

Special Collections Library
The Public Library, Albuquerque and Bernalillo County
423 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque NM 87102 USA