Volume 3: Western United States
New Mexico: NM-29

New Mexico State University. Branson Library. Archives and Special Collections
Williams Avenue and Frenger Mall
P.O. Box 30006
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Phone: 505-646-4727
Alternative website: Rocky Mountain Online Archive


Hours: See website

Access: Some restrictions apply

Copying facilities: Yes 


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1729-2003   

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot  

Description: 9 collections include Native Catholic records. 


/1 “Amador Family Papers, Ms 4”

Inclusive dates: 1836-1949

Volume: Ca. 11 photographs

Description: Papers of Martin and Rrefugio Ruiz de Amador and their children; include photographs of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Juarez, Mexico, San Gabriel Arcángel Mission, San Gabriel, California, Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, California, and the St. Junipero Serra Monument, Monterey, California.  


/2 “Elizabeth Barrett Photograph Collection, Ms 222”

Inclusive dates: 1924, undated

Volume: At least 11 photographs

Description: An unprocessed collection; Matachine dancers at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (Tortugas), Mesilla Park, New Mexico.  


/3 “Fabian Garcia Papers, Ms 71”

Inclusive dates: Between 1890-1940

Volume: Few photographs

Description: San Gabriel Arcángel Mission, San Gabriel, California. 


/4 “Hagerman Family Papers, Ms 104”

Inclusive dates: Between 1848-1937

Volume: At least 9 photographs

Description: A partially processed collection; San José y San Miguel Mission, San Antonio, Texas and San Xavier del Bac Mission, Tucson, Arizona.  


/5 “Los Archivos Históricos del Arzobishpado de Durango, México, Ms 355”

Inclusive dates: 1729-1860

Volume: Approximately 1% within 730 reels of microfilm

Description: Records (copies) from the Archdiocese of Durango and State of Durango (Archivo General de Notarías de Durango); includes Franciscan and Jesuit Native American missions and parishes in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas; in Spanish.  


/6 “Carl Schuchard Lithographs, Ms 0339”

Inclusive dates: 1854

Volume: 2 photographs

Description: San José de Tumacácori Mission, Tumacacori, Arizona; from drawings by Schuchard made during the A.B. Gray Survey for a southern transcontinental railroad.  


/7 “Thomas K. Todsen Photographs, Ms 0223”

Inclusive dates: Unknown

Volume: Ca. 5 postcards

Description: St. Joseph Mission, Mescalero, New Mexico, San Geronimo Mission, Taos, New Mexico, and San Augustine Church, Isleta, New Mexico. 


/8 “Keith Wilson Papers, Ms 0451”

Inclusive dates: Between 1957-2003

Volume: 6 folders

Description: A New Mexico author, poet and professor; includes the manuscript, “Missions and Pueblos of the Old Southwest” with related photographic prints and negatives of the following 20 mission churches:

A. New Mexico

1. San José de Laguna Church, Laguna

2. San Agustin Church, Isleta

3. Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission, Pojoaque

4. San Felipe Mission, San Felipe

5. Santa Ana Mission, Santa Ana

6. San Felipe Neri Church, Albuquerque

7. Santa Clara de Asís Mission, Santa Clara

8. San Diego de Jemez Church, Jemez

9. San Geronimo Mission, Taos

10. San Ildelfonso Mission, San Ildelfonso

11. San Gregario de Abó Mission, Abó

12. Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Porciuncula de los Pecos Mission, Pecos

13. Santo Domingo Mission, Santo Domingo Pueblo

14. Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Halona Mission, Zuni

15. San Buenaventure Church, Cochiti

16. San Diego Mission, Tesuque

B. Arizona

1. San José de Tumacácori Mission, Tumacacori

2. San Xavier del Bac Church, Tucson

3. San Bernardino de Awatobi Mission, Awatobi, Hopi Reservation

4. Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi, Guevavi


/9 “Calla Eyler and Ulysses G. Wolfe Papers, Ms 215” 

Inclusive dates: Between 1909-1916, 1946 

Volume: Few photographs within 2 albums    

Description: Includes the Organ Mountain camp of Colonel Eugene Van Patten (Tortugas), between 1909-1916, and San José y San Miguel Mission, San Antonio, Texas, between 1913-1915, 1946.  


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.