10 January 2009

Center for Southwest Research - Newly Processed Collections

From Nancy Brown at Center of Southwest Research, UNM Library

Center for Southwest Research
Manuscript Collections Processed in 2008
CSWR, University Libraries, UNM, Albuquerque

The inventories for these newly processed collections and hundreds more are available on the Rocky Mountain Online Archive at http://rmoa.unm.edu/

The CSWR - or special collections department - is located inside Zimmerman Library on UNM Main Campus. Besides manuscripts we also have photographs, oral history and music recordings,architecture plans, maps, Southwest and rare books, and more.

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CSWR Manuscript collections processed in 2008

Cecilio García Camarillo Papers, 1970-2002
García-Camarillo was one of the founding poets of the Chicano cultural renaissance of the 1970s, an editor and publisher of three Chicano literary magazines (Caracol, Magazin, and RAYAS), a playwright, an artist, and an activist.

Gloria Montoya Chavez Papers, 1967-1981
Gloria Montoya Chavez was a student, administrator, writer, and advocate for Chicano/a and other minority issues. These papers deal with professional, personal, and political struggle within the University of New Mexico’s Chicano Studies and Chicano Student Services, also known as Hispanic Student Services, and in the surrounding community.

Nina Perera Collier Papers, 1950-1972
The Nina Perera Collier collection contains materials pertaining to the various performing arts organizations and educational publications developed by Collier.

Forest Guardians (Santa Fe, N.M.) records, 1988-2003
The collection details research, politics, and advocacy pertaining to various environmental topics involving Forest Guardians, an environmental organization based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. .

Dolores Goddard Collection of Elfego Baca Papers, 1884-1961
This is a collection of correspondence, photos, newspaper clippings and articles about Elfego Baca as retained by his family after his death and collected in subsequent years. They provide a view of Baca’s political, business and family life beyond the well-known 1884 gunfight in Socorro County.

Herzstein and Lord Families Films, 1928-1969
The collection is composed of 37 films. Nineteen are of the family and events in Clayton, New Mexico from 1928-1960s. Other films were taken in locations such as California, Colorado, Texas and Mexico. There are also commercial films, primarily of the World's Fair in Chicago.

League of United Latin American Citizens, Council #8026/206, Carlsbad,
N.M. Records, 1966-2001
Materials relate to local, regional and national LULAC activities and policies. This collection documents LULAC's involvement with immigrant rights, education, and issues concerning the elderly. The collection was amassed by Ursulo Castillo.

Roberto Martínez Festival Performances with Los Reyes de Albuquerque,

Recordings of live performances by Los Reyes de Albuquerque at important regional festivals in the Southwest, recorded 1991-1995. Contains a wide repertoire of popular and traditional New Mexico music including corridos and songs interspersed with comments by group leader and song writer, Roberto Martínez.

D. W. Meinig Correspondence with John Brinckerhoff Jackson, 1963-1995
The collection consists primarily of professional correspondence from J. B. Jackson to Donald W. Meinig, Maxwell Research Professor of Geography at Syracuse University. Correspondence relates to scholarly pursuits of both men.

Hugh Milton Miller Film Collection, 1940-1964
Three films are of tourist sights in the American Southwest including New Mexico and Arizona. The other eight films are of Pueblo dances.

Joseph M. Montoya Papers, 1913-1977
These papers document Montoya's career in politics, primarily in the U. S. House of Representatives and U. S. Senate. The collection contains administrative files, correspondence, legislation, reports, speeches, press releases, campaign materials, and news clippings.

Ward Alan Minge Papers, 1689-1991
These papers contain legal and historical documents (depositions, reports, exhibits, legal opinions, translations and transcriptions of Spanish and Mexican era sources, documents from the territorial and modern era) concerning New Mexico’s Pueblo Indians. Correspondences, reports, maps, and articles pertaining to the Pueblos and to various New Mexico historical associations and commissions are also included.

Oral history interview with John Gaw Meem, Will Shuster, and Karl
Larsson, 1965 August 27
John Gaw Meem, Will Shuster, and Karl Larrson discuss Santa Fe and the development of Santa Fe's art colony, as well as the Depression, Los Alamos/World War II, art and artists in general, homogenization and globalization particularly regarding art and architecture.

Donald Lee Parman Papers, 1883-1994
This collection contains correspondence and research materials used by Donald L. Parman for his book The Navajos and the New Deal. The collection offers a grounded perspective about Navajo life during the New Deal era along with in-depth discussions about how tribal council
leaders and the United States federal government worked within respectful yet contentious relationships in terms of reservation life, education and health issues, and land rights.

Tom Rutherford Papers, 1823-2006
The collection contain material relating to Rutherford's involvement with ballooning, community activism, legal career, political career in the New Mexico Senate (1972-1996) and Bernalillo County Commission (1997-2004).

Alfonso Sanchez papers, 1856-2004
Alfonso Sanchez was the District Attorney for Rio Arriba County during the land struggle of Reies Lopez Tijerina and the Alianza Federal de las Mercedes. The collection consists of biographical materials pertaining to Alfonso Sanchez, as well as materials pertaining to the Tierra Amarillo land grant and Reies Lopez Tijerina.

Steven Schiff Papers, 1977-1998
Steve Schiff was the US Representative from the First Congressional District of New Mexico from 1989-1998. A member of the Republican Party, he worked to toughen criminal penalties, supported the interests of capital, and advocated for public investment in New Mexico's national
laboratories and military installations. The collection consists of legislation, memoranda, correspondence, press clippings, and audio and video derived from the work of Schiff's congressional office.

James R. Toulouse and Charlotte J. Toulouse Papers, 1939-2001
These papers contain local, state and national campaign literature from the1970s-2001 including materials from Democratic National Conventions in 1988, 1992 and 1996. The personal papers cover James R. Toulouse's legal career and Charlotte J. Toulouse's interest in children's rights,
rights of the disabled and the elderly as well as environmental issues.

United States. Marshal (New Mexico) Records, 1888-1950
This collection consists of general and subject oriented correspondence and documentation, 1890 to 1950. Included are legal documents, correspondence, procedure manuals, affidavits, prisoner commitment and release cards, fingerprints, and financial records.

University of New Mexico Navajo Reading Study Records, 1940-1979
The Navajo Reading Study was conducted by the University of New Mexico and supported by grants from the Ford Foundation and contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Office of Education. The purpose of the study was to investigate the feasibility and effect of teaching Navajo children to read their own language before learning to read English.

Robert R. White Papers,

The collection contains journals, articles and research files of author and scholar Robert Rankin White. The bulk of the collection consists of White's personal journals and materials pertaining to New Mexico artists.

Zapatismo Collection, 1991-2001
This collection contains the papers of Zapatismo, formerly known as The Chiapas Committee of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The papers document the human rights alliance between this U.S. committee and the on-going struggles of the indigenous people in Chiapas, Mexico.

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