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Native American Manuscript and Photograph Resources

Introduction:
Native Americans have been and continue to be a vital force in the history and present of New Mexico. Since the advent of the first Spanish colony in New Mexico in 1598, interactions with Native Americans have directly affected the quality of life of these new settlers whose descendants are known as New Mexicans. These interactions are documented in a variety of collections held by the Archives and Historical Services Division.

Scope:
The purpose of this pathfinder is to provide patrons with a list of document and photograph collections that pertain to Native Americans in the collections of the Archives and Historical Services Division. Collection information was culled from collection-level descriptive records. These records and more detailed listings of collection content (finding aids/inventories) are accessible at www.nmcpr.state.nm.us via the Archives and Historical Services Division online catalog of collections.
Note: Collections that contain materials pertaining to Native Americans that are not mentioned in the collection-level description records are not included in this listing.

Document Collections:
New Mexico history is often organized into periods based on the political entity that had jurisdiction over what would become New Mexico: Spanish Period (1598-1821), Mexican Period (1821-1846), American Occupation/Territorial Period (1846-1912), and Statehood Period (1912-present). Collections are listed in accession number order within the above chronological framework

Spanish Period (1598-1821)

Acc. #

Collection

Description

Dates

1959-016

Alice Barry Scoville Collection of Historical Documents

Documents pertaining to Native Americans

1684-1863

1959-179

Benjamin M. Read Collection

Indian matters - correspondence

1804-1854

1959-200

Spanish Archives of NM II

 

1621-1821

1959-232

Sender Collection

Local government records for Northern New Mexico

1697-1884

1960-007

Fray Angelico Chavez Collection of New Mexico Historical Documents

Reports from missions at several Indian pueblos

1678-1913

1960-016

Maria G. Duran Collection

Government circulars regarding trade with Indians

1785-1846

1960-032

Renehan-Gilbert Papers

Case documentation involving Taos, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, and Nambe Pueblos

1723-1948

1961-003

Donaciano Vigil Collection

Government records

1727-1877

1972-007

Spanish Archives of New Mexico I

Records pertaining to land and Native Americans

1685-1912

1972-033

Albert H. Schroeder Papers

Indian land claims, copies from NARA RG 75 (Bureau of Indian Affairs)

1600-1993

 

1973-024

Frank McNitt Papers

Research materials pertaining to Navajos

1582-1973

1973-034

Arthur Bibo Collection of Acoma and Laguna Pueblo Documents

Legal disputes regarding boundaries, land tenure, and water rights

1689-1904

1982-096

Crawford R. Buell Papers

Pueblo Revolt (1680), Ute Revolt (1844), Geronimo's murder indictment (1887)

1680-1887


Mexican Period (1821-1846)

Acc. #

Collection

Description

Dates

1959-013

Jennie M. Avery Collection

Land claims Santa Clara Pueblo

1836-1950

1959-016

Alice Barry Scoville Collection of Historical Documents

Documents pertaining to Native Americans

1684-1863

1959-058

New Mexico Extranjeros

Superintendent of Indian Affairs - William Clark

1823-1848

1959-122

Robert Jones Collection

Bill of sale for land by Manuel Martin, Picuris Indian to Jose Antonio Pacheco

1824

1959-176

Pueblo Indians Collection

Various documents pertaining to Pueblo Indians

1840-1930

1959-179

Benjamin M. Read Collection

Indian matters - correspondence

1804-1854

1959-232

Sender Collection

Local government records for Northern New Mexico

1697-1884

1960-007

Fray Angelico Chavez Collection of New Mexico Historical Documents

Reports from missions at several Indian pueblos

1678-1913

1960-016

Maria G. Duran Collection

Government circulars regarding trade with Indians

1785-1846

1960-032

Renehan-Gilbert Papers

Case documentation involving Taos, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, and Nambe Pueblos

1723-1948

1961-003

Donaciano Vigil Collection

Government records

1727-1877

1964-001

Ted Otero Collection of Historical Documents

Pecos Pueblo land complaint (1826), Picuris Pueblo (1845)

1826-1845

1972-007

Spanish Archives of NM I

Records pertaining to land and Native Americans

1685-1912

1972-033

Albert H. Schroeder Papers

Indian land claims, copies from NARA RG 75 (Bureau of Indian Affairs)

1600-1993

1973-024

Frank McNitt Papers

Research materials pertaining to Navajos

1582-1973

1973-034

Arthur Bibo Collection of Acoma and Laguna Pueblo Documents

Legal disputes regarding boundaries, land tenure, and water rights

1689-1904

1982-067

Salle R. Wagner Collection

Native American art

1841-1987

1982-096

Crawford R. Buell Papers

Pueblo Revolt (1680), Ute Revolt (1844), Geronimo's murder indictment (1887)

1680-1887

1995-019

J. Richard Salazar Collection

Research files - some pertain to Indians

1840-1986

 

Mexican Archives of NM

Official records of Mexican government

1821-1846


Territorial Period (1846-1912)

Acc. #

Collection

Description

Dates

1959-008

Apache Indians Collection

Various documents pertaining to Apache

1860-1937

1959-013

Jennie M. Avery Collection

Land claims Santa Clara Pueblo

1836-1950

1959-016

Alice Barry Scoville Collection of Historical Documents

Documents pertaining to Native Americans

1684-1863

1959-058

New Mexico Extranjeros

Superintendent of Indian Affairs - William Clark

1823-1848

1959-087

Governor Edmund Ross Papers

Taxation of Pueblo Indians

1885-1889

1959-088

Governor L. Bradford Prince Papers

Special report - Indian matters

1889-1893

1959-098

Governor Merritt C. Mechem Papers

Tesuque fence controversy, proposed creation of nation park on Mescalero Indian Reservation

1908-1925

1959-116

New Mexico Indian Depredation Claims

Claims files for damages caused by Native Americans

1848-1898

1959-176

Pueblo Indians Collection

Various documents pertaining to Pueblo Indians

1840-1930

1959-179

Benjamin M. Read Collection

Indian matters - correspondence

1804-1854

1959-195

Seligman Collection

Report by James Mallory of theft of animals by Mimbres Apaches

1870

1959-217

U.S. Attorney for the Territory of New Mexico Register of Actions

Case documentation - illegal sales of liquor to Indians and trespassers on Acoma Land Grant

1884-1885

1959-232

Work Projects Administration Collection

Native American history - American Guide Book

1909-1971

1959-232

Sender Collection

Local government records for Northern New Mexico

1697-1884

1960-003

Edward L. Bartlett Papers

Jicarilla Apaches - Solicitor General correspondence

1863-1904

1960-007

Fray Angelico Chavez Collection of New Mexico Historical Documents

Reports from missions at several Indian pueblos

1678-1913

1960-016

Maria G. Duran Collection

Government circulars regarding trade with Indians

1785-1846

1960-032

Renehan-Gilbert Papers

Case documentation involving Taos, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, and Nambe Pueblos

1723-1948

1961-003

Donaciano Vigil Collection

Government records

1727-1877

1965-001

E.H. Plummer Papers

Protestant missionary activity on Navajo Nation, Native American education

1888-1937

1970-004

New Mexico Department of Education Records

Native American education

1847-
ongoing

1971-003

New Mexico State Engineer Records

Materials from cases administered by the SEO may involve Indians especially Mescalero Apaches.

1888-
onging

1971-013

Manuel A. Sanchez Papers

Litigation- Pueblo Indian matters

1898-1966

1972-007

Spanish Archives of New Mexico I

Records pertaining to land and Native Americans

1685-1912

1972-033

Albert H. Schroeder Papers

Indian land claims, copies from NARA RG 75 (Bureau of Indian Affairs)

1600-1993

1973-019

New Mexico Adjutant General Records

Records of soldiers (Significant materials from Civil War to Word War II)

1847-
ongoing

1973-024

Frank McNitt Papers

Research materials pertaining to Navajos

1582-1973

1973-034

Arthur Bibo Collection of Acoma and Laguna Pueblo Documents

Legal disputes regarding boundaries, land tenure, and water rights

1689-1904

1974-026

San Miguel County, N.M. Records

Volume of wills and testaments includes Indian depredation claims

1856-1864

1974-030

Taos County, N.M. Records

Register of Stray Animals includes Indian depredation claims

1856-1889

1981-017

Francis C. Wilson Papers

Litigation regarding Pueblo Indians

1876-1954

1982-067

Salle R. Wagner Collection

Native American art

1841-1987

1982-096

Crawford R. Buell Papers

Pueblo Revolt (1680), Ute Revolt (1844), Geronimo's murder indictment (1887)

1680-1887

1983-025

Fort Union National Monument Collection (photocopies)

Indian depredation claims

1848-1943

1983-049

Paul J. Bernal Collection

Blue Lake's return to Taos Pueblo

1903-1976

1995-019

J. Richard Salazar Collection

Research files - some pertain to Indians

1840-1986


Statehood Period (1912-present)

Acc. #

Collection

Description

Dates

1959-006

NM Commission on Alcoholism

 

1950-1977

1959-008

Apache Indians Collection

Various documents pertaining to Apache

1860-1937

1959-013

Jennie M. Avery Collection

Land claims Santa Clara Pueblo

1836-1950

1959-048

Margretta S. Dietrich

 

1915-1961

1959-065

Four Corners Regional Commission

Economic development of Four Corners region

1969-1978

1959-098

Governor Merritt C. Mechem Papers

Tesuque fence controversy, proposed creation of nation park on Mescalero Indian Reservation

1908-1925

1959-099

Governor James F. Hinkle Papers

Indian land rights, extension of Navajo reservation

1917-1924

1959-102

Govenor Arthur Seligman Papers

Extension of Navajo reservation

1931-1933

1959-103

Governor Andrew W. Hockenhull Papers

Extension of Navajo reservation

1933-1934

1959-104

Governor Clyde K. Tingley Papers

Extension of Navajo reservation

1935-1938

1959-105

Governor John E. Miles Papers

Extension of Navajo reservation, establishment of Four Corners Monument

1939-1942

1959-107

Governor Thomas J. Mabry Papers

Native American voting rights

1946-1950

1959-133

Lilila White Collection

Pueblo Indian cultural materials - lecture, lecture notes, photographs

1927-1943

1959-176

Pueblo Indians Collection

Various documents pertaining to Pueblo Indians

1840-1930

1959-232

Work Projects Administration Collection

Native American history - American Guide Book

1909-1971

1959-240

Governor Edwin L. Mechem, 4th Term Papers

Native American voting rights

1922-1962

1959-250

NMSRCA History Files

Clippings and other forms of ephemera pertaining to Native Americans

1935-
onging

1960-007

Fray Angelico Chavez Collection of New Mexico Historical Documents

Reports from missions at several Indian pueblos

1678-1913

1960-021

Herbet J. Hagerman Papers

Indian Commissioner official papers pertains to Pueblo/Navajo issues

1924-1932

1960-032

Renehan-Gilbert Papers

Case documentation involving Taos, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, and Nambe Pueblos

1723-1948

1965-001

E.H. Plummer Papers

Protestant missionary activity on Navajo Nation, Native American education

1888-1937

1970-004

New Mexico Department of Education Records

Native American education

1847-
ongoing

1971-003

New Mexico State Engineer Records

Materials from cases administered by the SEO may involve Indians especially Mescalero Apaches.

1888-
onging

1971-013

Manuel A. Sanchez Papers

Litigation- Pueblo Indian matters

1898-1966

1972-006

New Mexico Office of Indian Affairs

Federal legislation, research materials

1936-
onging

1972-033

Albert H. Schroeder Papers

Indian land claims, copies from NARA RG 75 (Bureau of Indian Affairs)

1600-1993

1973-019

New Mexico Adjutant General Records

Records of soldiers (Significant materials from Civil War to Word War II)

1847-
ongoing

1973-024

Frank McNitt Papers

Research materials pertaining to Navajos

1582-1973

1974-013

Pueblo Lands Board Records

Clea land titles - identified files for Nambe, Poajoaque, Tesuque, Laguna,and Acoma. Also includes materials pertaining to Navajos.

1924-1930

1976-037

Southwestern Association on Indian Affairs Records

Indians of NM and AZ relationship, letters received from Indian servicemen during World War II

1922-1984

1981-017

Francis C. Wilson Papers

Litigation regarding Pueblo Indians

1876-1954

1981-052

Andrew and Marina Wister Dasburg Papers

Marina Dasburg served on NM Association of Indian Affairs - correspondence pertains to Pueblo Indians

1919-1980

1982-067

Salle R. Wagner Collection

Native American art

1841-1987

1983-025

Fort Union National Monument Collection (photocopies)

Indian depredation claims

1848-1943

1983-049

Paul J. Bernal Collection

Blue Lake's return to Taos Pueblo

1903-1976

1985-003

Lieutenant Governor Roberto A. Mondragon, 2nd Term Papers

Indian affairs

1979-1982

1987-048

Harriet Kofalk Kimbro Collection

Indian healthcare

1951-1958

1990-023

Flavia W. Champe Dance Collection

Research materials and correspondence pertaining to Matachines dance

1950-1980

1995-019

J. Richard Salazar Collection

Research files - some pertain to Indians

1840-1986

Photograph Collections:
Collections often contain photographs of several subjects. To locate specific images pertaining to Native Americans please see Photo Card Catalog in the Archives Research Room.
Some photographs from the New Mexico Department of Tourism Photograph Collection are available via the Archives and Historical Services Division Online Catalog at www.nmcpr.state.nm.us.

New Mexico Department of Tourism Photograph Collection
Arkansas History Commission Photograph Collection
Karl J. Belser Photograph Collection
Bergere Family Photograph Collection
E. Boyd Photograph Collection
Dale Bullock Photograph Collection
Amado Chaves Photograph Collection
R. Hunter Clarkson Photograph Collection
M.J. Cooke Photograph Collection
C. Daves Photograph Collection
Henty B. Davis Photograph Collection
Margretta S. Dietrich Photograph Collection
Alice Duffy Photograph Collection
Louise Durston Photograph Collection
Joseph E. Smith Photograph Collection
Eben G. Fine Photograph Collection
Hazel Ham Photograph Collection
Annette Hocker Photograph Collection
New Mexico Health and Social Services Department Photograph Collection
William C. Ilfeld Photograph Collection
Virginia Johnson Photograph Collection
G. Kennedy Photograph Collection
Marjorie F. Lambert Photograph Collection
Boaz W. Long Photograph Collection
William C. McDonald Photograph Collection
Frank McNitt Photograph Collection
John Gaw Meem Photograph Collection
New Mexico Magazine Photograph Collection
Albert H. Scroeder Photograph Collection
Southwestern Association on Indian Affairs Photograph Collection
State Records Center and Archives Collection of New Mexico Photographs
J.K. Shishkin Photograph Collection
L. Trigg Photograph Collection
Salle R. Wagner Photograph Collection
Francis C. Wilson Photograph Collection
Dorothy Woodward Photograph Collection

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