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Las Vegas (N.M.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

A. A. Jones Family Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: AC 282
Scope and Content Collection consists of personal, business and polititcal papers of A. A. Jones. Approximately half of the collection contains the Jones Family papers which includes personal and business records, land grant case records pertaining to the Preston Beck and Anton Chico land grants, correspondence, pamphlets and miscellaneous clippings. The second half of the collecton is related to his political involvement in the Democratic Party in New Mexico.
Dates: 1865-1942 (bulk 1885-1942)

E. Rosenwald and Son Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-220-BC
Abstract The E. Rosenwald and Son Records relate to the business transactions of the E. Rosenwald and Son firm of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Also included are personal documents of Emanuel Rosenwald and his sons.
Dates: 1848-1915

Felix Gallegos Scrapbook,

 Collection
Identifier: AC 091-P
Scope and Content One scrapbook of newspaper clippings from New Mexico newspapers in the late 1880s and 1890. Most of the clippings are from the Las Vegas News and the Las Vegas Democrat of Las Vegas, New Mexico. The clippings involve a broad range of topics, including politics, prohibition, and the suicide of Annie Videlle, a teen-age prostitute, in Las Vegas in 1890. One of the clippings includes the statement of purpose from the first issue...
Dates: 1888-1890

George W. Prichard Scrapbooks,

 Collection
Identifier: AC 184
Scope and Content Two scrapbooks consisting primarily of undated newspaper clippings covering many topics, including New Mexico politics, Republican Party activities, poetry, family activities, and speeches given by Prichard. There are also several handwritten notes, and some of the newspaper clippings concern the removal of Prichard as U.S. Attorney in Las Vegas.
Dates: 1880-1908

Henry A. Kiker Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: 1975-005
Scope and Content Collection consists of Henry A. Kiker's legal papers. District court records pertain to civil, criminal, and probate cases in Colfax, Eddy, Mora, Quay, Taos, and Union counties. There are extensive records for Colfax County. Cases of note are the Maxwell Land Grant "squatter" cases involving the Maxwell Land Grant Co., the Maxwell Ditch and Reservoir Co., and the Maxwell Irrigated Land Co. Kiker, Bickley, and Voorhees office correspondence includes Kiker's and Bickley's political and personal...
Dates: 1888-1930

Joseph A. Taichert Company records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0462
Abstract The Joseph A. Taichert Company operated a retail clothing store and wholesale fur business in Las Vegas, New Mexico, which started operations in the early 20th Century. Although the family sold its interest in the business in the early 1980s, the enterprise operated until 2004.
Dates: 1921 - 1966

La Galeria de Los Artesanos Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: AC 400
Abstract The collection consists of primarily fiscal, operational, and other bookstore related business files accumulated over fifty years of gallery and bookstore operations.
Dates: 1953-2004

Leopold Armijo Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 621
Scope and Content This collection consists of Armijo family records and photographs and focuses on the many letters Leo Armijo wrote to his grandchildren, Patricia and David Palafox, sharing many personal family experiences as well as memories of the times in which he lived. Many of the stories relate to Las Vegas, NM history.
Dates: 1880s-1980s

M.E. and James V. Noble Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: 1973-044
Scope and Content Collection consists of the legal papers of Merrill E. Noble and the legal and personal papers of James V. Noble. The bulk of the collection consists of the legal files of Merrill's and James' private practice in Las Vegas. Legal files include correspondence, pleadings, and other materials that pertain to various civil, criminal, and probate cases in New Mexico. Included are papers pertaining to the following land grants: Las Vegas, Anton Chico, Preston Beck, Ortiz, and Tecolote; land titles in...
Dates: 1912-1960.

Montefiore Congregation Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: AC 435-p
Scope and Content The collection consists of two booklets containing the By-Laws of the Montefiore Congregation and one booklet containing the constitution of the organization.
Dates: 1886-1898

Montezuma Baptist College Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: AC 372
Scope and Content This collection contains bulletins, catalogs, announcements, and newsclippings from the Montezuma Baptist College, as well as correspondence, grade reports, and miscellaneous memorabilia of Mary E. Sever, a member of the class of 1926.
Dates: 1913-1937

Municipal Consolidation (Las Vegas, NM) Miscellaneous Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 1972-01
Scope and Content This collection was compiled by Dr. Lynn Perrigo, from 1967-1970 he advised the Consolidation Commission during the consolidation of the Town of Las Vegas and the City of East Las Vegas. It includes personal notes, correspondence, minutes, drafts, maps, and ballots.
Dates: 1967-1970; Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text

New Mexico Historical Records Survey and New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Miscellany,

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-14-SC
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of 7 miscellaneous typed items, perhaps never sent to the Library of Congress during the New Deal era. Item 3 was removed and cataloged - See Separated Materials. These papers provide a small sample of the work done in the state under two of the New Deal Federal Work Progress Administration programs. Included are five undated submissions by New Mexico researchers to the Historical Records Survey Division. There is a translation of the 1760s document for the donation...
Dates: 1909-1939

Research paper on the Santa Fe Trail diorama. John L. Sinclair, collector., 1936-1940

 File
Identifier: 5-5-53 13
Scope and Contents Information on Las Vegas, N.M. from various sources. Includes bibliography.
Dates: 1936-1940

Rosebud Monthly

 Collection
Identifier: AC 465-p
Scope and Content This Volume 1 of the Rosebud Monthly was published by 7th grade students of the Las Vegas, New Mexico, Public Schools on November 30, 1899. Editor-in-Chief was Waldo C. Twitchell and assistant editors were Grace Roseberry and Earl Norton. Every 7th grader was enouraged to submit something, "no matter what" to the monthly magazine even if it was only "one sentence," with a promise that it was being published.
Dates: 1899

Royal A. Prentice Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: AC 225
Scope and Content The collection consists of correspondence and related materials of Royal A. Prentice dating from the 1930s. These literary materials consist of Prentice's correspondence relative to his avid hobby of Southwestern archaeology; which included a very close association with the Museum of New Mexico's Laboratory of Anthropology.
Dates: 1893-1955

University of New Mexico. Oral History Projects and Video Recordings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-821-BC
Abstract This is a collection of oral history projects done in conjunction with the University of New Mexico. Project themes include community/local/family history, politics/government, veterans, labor, education, and events.
Dates: 1984-2006; Majority of material found within 1995-1998

W. R. Tipton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS -281-BC
Abstract The William Reuben Tipton Records consists of two ledger books in which Dr. Tipton kept track of the accounts of his patients, 1893-1917.
Dates: 1893-1917

William G. Haydon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-526-BC
Scope and Content The William G. Haydon Papers contains photocopies of family correspondence, short stories, business documents and newspaper clippings: Family correspondence includes William Haydon's letters to his son Bill, March 1919 to August 1926; letters to William Haydon from his son Bill, October 1911 to March 1926; III. Letters from William Haydon to his family March 1919 to January 1926; and correspondence between the four Haydon brothers: William, Curtis, Condit, and Ned, February 1922 to May 1934....
Dates: 1911-1934