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Alice Lee Marriott Typescript and Letters

Identifier: MSS -643-SC
Scope and Content This small collection consists of a photocopy typescript, "Spanish-American Folk Stories of some New Mexico Saints" and 7 typed letters from Marriott to Clark Kimball of Rydal Press in Santa Fe, (1985-1989). The manuscript is written in the vernacular of an old Spanish-American dialect of English in which her friend Jos? de la Cruz Romero relayed the stories of the saints to Marriott. The letters primarily discuss the potential for publication of this manuscript.
Dates: 1985-1989

Amado Chaves Papers,

Identifier: 1963-001
Scope and Content Collection consists of correspondence, personal papers, manuscripts, genealogies, and clippings. Subjects include New Mexican customs and folklore, land grants and titles, and prominent figures in New Mexico history. Other topics include Chaves and Ortiz family histories, the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, and New Mexicos school system. Notable correspondents are Charles F. Lummis, B.W. "Win Page, Katharine Chaves Page, and Stephen B. Elkins. This collection was transferred from the Museum of New Mexico...
Dates: 1698-1931

Aurelio M. Espinosa & Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-999-BC
Abstract Contains material produced or collected by Aurelio Espinosa Sr. and Aurelio Espinosa Jr. Both father and son were pioneers in the fields of New Mexican Spanish language and regional folklore and cultural productions. The material in the collection also reflects the extensive research on folklore traditions both father and son conducted in Latin America and particularly in Spain where they befriended and interacted with Spanish officials including General Francisco Franco during his regime.
Dates: 1895-2006

Baughman Folklore Collection

Identifier: MSS-317-BC
Scope and Content The Ernest Warren Baughman collection contains six boxes of folktales (boxes 1-5 and 12) and six boxes of index cards recording folk cures, proverbs, rhymes and games, riddles, superstitions, customs, jokes, and weather lore (boxes 6-11), all collected by his students, mostly at the University of New Mexico. Many of the stories were collected from New Mexican villages and towns, containing local content. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the collector. Most of the index...
Dates: 1948-1981

Deidre Sklar papers

Identifier: Ms-0510
Abstract The Deidre Sklar papers document the research of a dance ethnologist, focusing on the cultural, religious and dance traditions of the town of Tortugas, New Mexico. The collection includes extensive background research, original writings, observation notes, analysis, interview notes, images, audiovisual material, maps and correspondence. The materials document the annual fiesta held at Tortugas in honor of the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, December 12.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1984-2004 and undated

Donald P. Jewell Maidu-Concow Indian Oral History Collection

Identifier: MU-21
Abstract This collection consists of 51 CDs containing oral interviews with Frank Day, Bryan Beavers and Leland Scott, members of the Maidu-Concow tribe.
Dates: 1963-1966

Dorothy L. Pillsbury Papers

Identifier: MSS-271-BC
Scope and Content The Dorothy L. Pillsbury Papers consists of fan mail and general correspondence; article typescripts, related research, and correspondence with publishers; publications containing Pillsbury's writings, as well as clippings of published works, book reviews; and a scrapbook. The series and folders overlap, as some materials are arranged loosely by subject, some by date, and some by where/when they were published. The preponderance of material relates to New Mexico and its cultural landscape as...
Dates: 1922-1966

Edwin Berry Oral History Interviews and Songs

Identifier: MU-20
Scope and Content This collection consists of 30 CDs each containing one hour of oral interviews and/or renditions by Edwin Berry (Baca), a pioneer resident of Tomé, New Mexico. These interviews were conducted by Dr. Rowena Rivera, a former professor of Spanish at the University of New Mexico. In 1979, Dr. Rivera interviewed Edwin Berry, who was at the time 66 years old. Mr. Berry gave an account of life in the Tomé area in the early part of the 20th century. In addition to the oral history, the recordings...
Dates: 1979-2000 (bulk 1979-1982)

E.R. Harrington Papers

Identifier: MSS-299-BC
Abstract This collection contains items written by and about teacher Eldred R. Harrington of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as other memorabilia from E. R. Harrington's library and collections.
Dates: 1945-1978

Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert Papers

Identifier: MSS-603-BC
Scope and Content This collection is divided into three series: Genealogy, Folklore and History, and Personal. The genealogy series contains notes, narratives, charts, last wills and testaments, correspondence, and other documents pertaining to the Baca and Delgado families and their relations. The Folklore and History series primarily contains narratives and notes, written by Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert. Her writings combine historical research with local folklore and tradition in topics relating...
Dates: 1602-1996

Frank G. Applegate Papers

Identifier: MSS-97-BC
Abstract The collection consists of manuscript materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings. Among the manuscript materials are typescript and holographic chapters from an unpublished manuscript on Spanish Colonial arts and typescript chapters from the books Indian Stories from the Pueblos and Native Tales of New Mexico.
Dates: 1886-2000 (bulk 1920-1934)

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library's WPA New Mexico Collection

Identifier: NMU CSWR WPA
Abstract Most of the New Mexico WPA stories were collected among Hispanic and Anglo Americans across the state. They contain folk tales, songs, customs, town histories and biographies of pioneer leaders. Some stories relate to Native American topics; a few materials pertain to African Americans and Chinese immigrants.
Dates: 1936-1940

Helen Zunser Wortis Papers

Identifier: MSS-549-SC
Scope and Content This collection contains the unpublished manuscript, Uncle José and the Animals, a children's story written by Helen Zunser and illustrated by Shomer Zunser. This story is a compilation of New Mexican folk tales and riddles. It is hand typed and contains original illustrations. The collection also contains a photocopy of Helen Zunser's published story,The Witch (1935), and 1 photograph of the author.
Dates: 1935-[1976]

James B. Wright Collection of Southwestern Native American and Hispanic Music, Interviews and Literary Programs

Identifier: MSS-829-BC
Abstract This broad collection contains traditional Southwestern Native American and Hispanic folk music, and popular music, dances, poetry readings and interviews collected in the 1970s and 1980s. Also included are Spanish medieval music, a Belen Los Pastores presentation, Matachines music from Tortugas, a Corrales history pageant, Anglo American country western songs and fiddle tunes, Laotian songs from Albuquerque, and a lecture by John Donald Robb.
Dates: 1973-1986

Alejandro López Papers and Ethnographic Interviews, 1971-2021

Identifier: MSS-943-BC
Abstract This collection contains papers and interviews created and collected by Alejandro López from the 1970s to 2021. The papers relate to education, resolana, and service-learning programs, while the ethnographic interviews focus on elders from Chimayo, Truchas, and other Nuevomexicano communities.
Dates: 1971 - 2021

Malcolm Farmer Papers

Identifier: MSS-920-BC
Abstract Papers relate to Navajo research: ethnobotany, bear ceremonialism, pottery, rock art, as well as California archaeology, anthropology, museum issues, and other general topics. Includes field notes, manuscripts, letters, maps, photographs.
Dates: 1935-2001

Marta Weigle Collection,

Identifier: AC 361
Scope and Content Collection consists of nearly all her research materials as well as manuscripts with and without annotations; notes; lecture materials; correspondence; newspaper and journal clippings; book reviews of her books; Federal One, a newsletter of 1930s culture; and other publications. Included are research materials on New Mexico writers, penitentes and religion in New Mexico, materials on many of the Works Project Administration (WPA) projects in New Mexico, and...
Dates: 1946-1999

Mary Haughton Harroun Collection of New Mexico Folktales,

Identifier: AC 102-P
Scope and Content Collection consists of the private papers of Mary Houghton Harroun, 1892-1916. Included are: typescript translations of New Mexico folktales; some correspondence; some clippings; and a publication of Spanish customs and folklore.
Dates: 1892-1916

Mexican Travelogue

Identifier: MSS-965-BC
Abstract Samuel Dewalt Arner's unpublished typescript "Adventures in Mexico" is 500 pages long. Arner travelled to Mexico in 1951.
Dates: ca. 1955

Nathan Howard Thorp Papers,

Identifier: 1975-058
Scope and Content Collection consists of the papers of Nathan Howard "Jack" Thorp. The bulk of the collection consists of undated cowboy songs, poems, riddles, and short stories. Included are New Mexican folk songs and documents pertaining to New Mexico saints and feast days. Also within the collection is a letter concerning editing of Thorps manuscripts (1936).
Dates: circa. 1930s

New Mexico Folklore Society Records

Identifier: MSS-540-BC
Scope and Content The New Mexico Folklore Society Records consist of two scrapbooks containing member and visitor signatures as well as a wide variety of material relevant of New Mexico folklore. Other papers include announcements and programs, financial records, correspondence, newsletters, mailing lists, Endowment Fund information, the Constitution, and materials pertaining to the New Mexico Folklore Record.
Dates: 1931-1987

Percy Bigmouth collection

Identifier: MSS-779-BC
Abstract The unique components of this collection are Percy Bigmouth's holographic manuscripts of Lipan myths and legends. The collection also includes background materials such as articles, letters, and a few photographs.
Dates: 1940-2003

Ruben Cobos Collection of Southwestern Folklore and Folk Music

Identifier: MSS 892 BC
Abstract The collection consists of 591 recordings of folk songs, folklore and local histories collected by Ruben Cobos from 1944-1974 in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Also included are 270 additional recordings of selected music - a few from New Mexico, many from Mexico and Latin America, and others from Spain, Europe and the U.S.
Dates: 1930-2013; Majority of material found within 1944-1976

Thomas J. Steele alabado collection

Identifier: MSS-878-BC
Abstract This collection contains research notes, photocopies of alabados (religious ballads) and other liturgical and cultural literature collected by Father Thomas Steele. Most of the material in this collection was used as a basis for his book The Alabados of New Mexico.
Dates: 1780-2003

Thomas M. Pearce Papers

Identifier: MSS-255-BC
Scope and Content The T.M. Pearce collection consists of four series: I. Research and writings; II. New Mexico Folklore Society (NMFS) Records; III. Personal papers and correspondence; IV. Miscellaneous and oversized materials. The Research and Writings series reflects the wide range of interests that Pearce pursued. The manuscripts, drafts and notes, collected research materials, audio recordings and correspondence found here are divided into subseries by general subjects as follows: A. Southwest Literature; B....
Dates: 1904-1985

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