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Albuquerque (N.M.) -- History

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Historical Lectures Collection

Identifier: MSS-0034
Abstract Includes recordings of a variety of lectures on topics in New Mexico history, primarily given to the Albuquerque Historical Society during the 1960s and early 1970s.
Dates: 1964 - 1998

Huning-Fergusson Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-194-BC
Scope and Content The Huning-Fergusson family papers primarily pertain to Clara Huning Fergusson (Box 1), Harvey Butler Fergusson (Box 2), and Franz Huning (Box 3). Correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, news clippings, legal documents, tax receipts, genealogical information, and memorabilia make up the bulk of this collection. Clara Huning Fergusson's materials include 2 editions of her memoirs relating to her family and Albuquerque history; a small amount of personal correspondence; and varied items...
Dates: 1812-1950; Majority of material found in 1861-1911

Independent Publishing Records

Identifier: MSS-0013
Abstract The Independent Publishing Company was incorporated in September 1939 by Walter V. and Hazel M. Grattenthaler. At one time the company published El Independiente, the New Mexico Independent, the Independent of Valencia County, and the Bernalillo Times.
Dates: 1939-1983

James S. Wroth Diary and Telegrams

Identifier: MSS-83-BC
Abstract This collection contains the diary and miscellaneous personal telegrams of James S. Wroth, Albuquerque mining engineer.
Dates: 1916-1933

Joel Tito Ramírez Collection

Identifier: MSS-0021-SC
Abstract Collection of letters, photographs, oil paintings, news releases and articles relating to the life and work of Joel Tito Ramirez. Born in 1923 in Albuquerque, Joel “Tito” Ramirez is an artist who was raised in New Mexico, studied at the University of New Mexico, and portrayed New Mexico’s Spanish and Native history in his oil paintings and other works of art.
Dates: 1968 - 1998

John “Mike” Michnovicz Collection

Identifier: MSS-0040
Abstract “Through his photographs, John J. "Mike" Michnovicz documented Los Alamos during the building of the first atomic bomb, but he's probably better known for his accordion performances.” (from ABQ Journal obituary)
Dates: 1942-1993

Kenneth C. Balcomb Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-32-BC
Scope and Content In addition to a number of small pocket sketchbooks, the collection includes three folders of original watercolor drawings for Mr. Balcomb's "Schetsboek," a humorous memoir of a 1954 trip through Europe. Katherine J. Balcomb, wife of Kenneth C., contributed the handwritten receipts for sales of slaves, the cotton inventories, a South Carolina Railroad Company receipt and a handbill advertising the "Fair of the Carolinas." The Balcomb collection consists of one box. The...
Dates: 1853-1986

Kurt’s Camera Corral, Inc. Records

Identifier: MSS-0003
Abstract The collection includes documents and artifacts pertaining to Kurt’s Camera Corral, Inc., an Albuquerque business that Kurt Kubié began in 1950 in the Nob Hill area at 3417 Central Ave NE, and Landmark Leasing, an equipment rental business begun in 1973. Kurt’s Camera Corral, Inc., operated from the Nob Hill location from 1950 to 2016. Holdings include business records, awards, blueprints, surveys, correspondence, advertising and event scrapbooks, mounted and unmounted news articles related to...
Dates: 1950-2016

Lobato Family Papers

Identifier: AC 135-P
Scope and Content Receipts and legal documents involving various members of the Lobato Family of Albuquerque.
Dates: 1879-1927

Manuscript Collection

Identifier: MSS-0043
Abstract The collection consists of manuscripts or galleys for The Man on the Bench by Wilfred McCormick, The Flying Tackle by Wilfred McCormick, The Yellow Land on the Upper River by Robert H. La Follette, Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell, Beatty's Cabin by Elliott S. Barker, and New Mexico Village Arts by Roland Dickey.
Dates: 1949 - 1973

Margaret Kent Medler Scrapbook and Almanacs

Identifier: MSS -225 -BC
Abstract The Margaret Kent Medler collection contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and other items pertaining to Medler's social life in Albuquerque, New Mexico, between 1894-1918. Two almanacs inserted in the scrapbook are dated 1881-1882.
Dates: 1881-1918

Marigold Parade Collection

Identifier: MSS-0048
Abstract This collection consists of materials relating to the preparation and running of the Marigold Parade in Albuquerque’s South Valley. It houses many photos of past parades. The collection was donated to the Library by the Marigold Parade Committee. The committee’s organization was maintained.
Dates: 1996 - 2013

Michael Welsh Manuscript Collection

Identifier: UNMA-169
Abstract The Michael Welsh collection contains unpublished chapters from his unfinished history of the University of New Mexico.
Dates: 1987-1988

"Miracle on the Mesa" Research Records

Identifier: UNMA-129
Abstract The collection contains research materials compiled by William E. Davis for Miracle on the Mesa, a book about the history of the University of New Mexico.
Dates: 1961-2000

Nancy Tucker Postcard Research Collection

Identifier: MSS-0035
Abstract Research materials for the many talks that Nancy Tucker gave at the Special Collections Library on the history of postcard publishers. Materials are in folders as organized by the author. Also includes Stand-Lee certificates. This collection is complemented by the Nancy Tucker Postcard Collection housed separately.
Dates: 1911 - 1997

New Mexico Council of Administrative Women in Education Records

Identifier: MSS-0045
Abstract Collection holds minutes of the New Mexico Council of Administrative Women in Education from 1917 – 1970s. The collection also holds handwritten notes, booklets on Women in the education system, and other related materials. Partial transcript available.
Dates: 1917 - 1974

New Mexico Federation of Women’s Clubs Scrapbooks

Identifier: MSS-0046
Abstract Collection consists of five scrapbooks, three with hardboard covers and two with wooden covers, concerning the Federation of Women’s Clubs and Frances M. Goddard, President and Director of the New Mexico Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1937-1941.
Dates: 1937 - 1941

New Mexico History Collection

Identifier: MSS-349-BC
Scope and Content This is an ongoing collection of materials assembled by the University of New Mexico, University Libraries. The collection represents a merger between the Albuquerque History and the New Mexico History collections. New Mexico history is the only unifying theme between the discrete items in this eclectic collection. Subjects include documentation of businesses, politics and government, civic groups, events, and individuals including Roy Stamm and William Smith Burke. Directories, news clippings,...
Dates: 1587-2017

Nicholas P. Ciotola Italians in Albuquerque Pictorial Collection

Identifier: PICT-2002-020
Abstract The Italians in Albuquerque Pictorial Collection is made up of reproductions of photographs, posters and postcards pertaining to the lives of Italian immigrants and their families residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Items cover the time period from the late 1880s to the 1970s, focusing on Italian-American businesses, family life, and community in Albuquerque. The items in this collection were included in the 2002 book, Italians in Albuquerque, by Nicholas P....
Dates: 1884-1970

Nob Hill Main Street Project Records

Identifier: MSS-0028
Abstract This collection contains information about the Nob Hill Main Street, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation established in 1985 to develop and carry out the economic revitalization of the Nob Hill Neighborhood commercial district. Collection contains reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, minutes, agendas, newsletters, assessment, budgets, directories, pamphlets, and promotional material relating to the Nob Hill Main Street Project - Jack Pickel, President; Mary Rose Szoka, Project Manager;...
Dates: 1985 - 1988

North Valley Oral History Project

Identifier: MSS-572-BC
Scope and Content In 1982, Kathryn Sargeant and Mary Davis began an archaeological survey of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, an incorporated village in the Albuquerque's North Valley. Part of the project involved speaking with local people and asking for permission to walk across and examine their properties for archaeological sites. It became apparent to Sargeant and Davis that the local people had a wealth of historical information in their memories that needed to be documented. Thus, in 1983, the North Valley...
Dates: 1983-1986

Okie Joe's Petition

Identifier: MSS-0017-SC
Abstract Okie Joe’s began in 1935 as Dixie Barbecue. It later became known as Oklahoma Joe’s Genuine Pit Bar-B-Que and then as Okie’s bar (Albuquerque Historical Society). This collection contains the original 1979 petition to "Preserve Okie’s.”
Dates: 1979

Oral History Interview with William Leverett Jr.

Identifier: MSS-725-SC
Abstract The collection consists of a recording of Chris Wilson interviewing William Leverett, Jr. The interview focuses on the development of Nob Hill's Monte Vista subdivision, and to a much lesser extent, University Heights, both neighborhoods in Albuquerque, NM.
Dates: 1985 Oct. 22

Pitt Ross and Edmund Ross family papers

Identifier: MSS-786-BC
Abstract This collection contains personal papers and correspondence of Pitt Ross, his son, Edmund, Edmund's wife, Evelyn Everitt Ross and various members of the Everitt family. There are also records from their surveying and engineering business, the Ross Engineering Company. The photographs in the collection are personal as well as company related.
Dates: 1832-1954; Majority of material found within 1880-1940