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Las Cruces (N.M.)--History--Sources

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Amador family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0004
Abstract Papers of the Amador family, entrepreneurs and community leaders of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Included in the collection are the personal papers of Martin Amador, Refugio Ruiz de Amador, their children, Emilia Amador de Garcia, Juan Amador, Francisco Amador, Martin A. Amador, Jr., Maria Amador de Daguerre, Clotilde Amador de Terrazas, Julieta Amador de Garcia, and Corina Amador de Campbell, and sons in law, Jesus Garcia and Antonio Terrazas. The papers include correspondence, financial, and legal...
Dates: 1856-1949

Armijo and Gallagher families papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0322
Abstract The family papers include personal, business and legal documents primarily concerning Nestor Armijo’s involvement in mercantile and ranching interests during the mid-1800s in southern New Mexico. The bulk of the papers document how the Armijo family used their social and cultural experiences to their advantage, in which they became a well-known family of territorial New Mexico. In addition, a vast amount of material pertains to the Armijo house, which is on the National Register of Historic...
Dates: 1850s-1990s

Blue Bell Square Dance Club records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0502
Abstract The records of the Blue Bell Square Dance Club document the activities of a Las Cruces square dance and social club, which was active from 1951 to 2016. Consisting of organizational records, scrapbooks, and photographs, the records cover the period 1973-2013 and provide a window on social organizations and leisure activities in the Las Cruces area. The Blue Bell Square Dance Club was established January 3, 1951 by a group of Mountain Bell telephone company employees. The club met on Wednesday...
Dates: 1973 - 2013

Doña Ana Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0519
Abstract The Daughters of the American Revolution, Doña Ana Chapter records document the activities of the local chapter of the national organization. The collection consists of organizational records, scrapbooks and photographs. The records cover the period 1942 - 2018 and depict the function of a social organization within the Las Cruces area. The Duaghters of the American Revolution is a non-profit organization that promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism. The organzation was founded...
Dates: 1929 - 2018

Donald D. Stern papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0541
Abstract Donald David Stern served in the United States Air Force during World War II and was a prisoner of war who was held captive by Germans. The papers includes letters from Donald to his family members while serving in the military, which date from the 1940s. Bulk of the material consist of correspondence, personal and military material.
Dates: 1940 - 1950

Elias E. Day letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0011-SC
Abstract Collection contains a photocopy of a letter written by Day in 1893 to his fiancée, Grace Center, of Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Dates: 1893

John L. Gregg papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0395
Abstract Professional and personal papers of John L. Gregg, a longtime Elephant Butte Irrigation District employee.
Dates: 1940-1996

Johnson family postcards

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0275-SC
Abstract Four postcards to Albert Melton in Clayton, New Mexico from his brother in Mesilla, New Mexico in 1909 and one unidentified postcard. Scenes on postcard depict the Las Cruces area.
Dates: 1909

Katherine D. Stoes papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 0208
Abstract Katherine D. Stoes was a Las Cruces history enthusiast and friend of Mrs. Frances Newbrough Howland. This collection includes correspondence, typed copies of legal documents, literary works including manuscripts and research notes, and publications including newspapers, magazines and materials relating to Shalam Colony and an assortment of research files pertaining to the Mesilla Valley and surrounding areas.
Dates: 1873-1950s; Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text

Katherine D. Stoes papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0208
Abstract Katherine D. Stoes was a well-known authority on New Mexico history. The collection includes her manuscripts, research files and photographs pertaining to the Mesilla Valley history. The bulk of the collection includes subject research files such as notes, newspaper clippings, photographs and other related materials pertaining to the region.
Dates: 1940 - 1990

Las Cruces Community Theatre records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0534
Abstract The Las Cruces Community Theatre records include 35mm slides, scrapbooks containing photos, newspaper articles and programs of various productions dating from the 1960s-1990s. The bulk of the materials consist of production images in 35mm format dating from the 1960s-1970s.
Dates: 1963-1993

Las Cruces Country Club Women's Golf Association records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 0508
Abstract The records of the Las Cruces Country Club Women's Golf Association document the activities of a Las Cruces golf club which was a social club type of organization. The club was active from 1940s to 2016 and the club's objective was to further interest in golf and all other activities of the Association. The exact date of its origination is unknown, but it was approximately established in the mid 1940s. The records consists of organizational records and scrapbooks, the records provide a glimpse...
Dates: 1960s-2016; Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text

Las Cruces Country Club Women's Golf Association records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0508
Abstract The records of the Las Cruces Country Club Women's Golf Association document the activities of a Las Cruces golf club which was a social club type of organization. The club was active from 1940s to 2016 and the club's objective was to further interest in golf and all other activities of the Association. The exact date of its origation is unknown, but it was approximately established in the mid 1940s. The records consists of orgnaizational records and scrapbooks, the records provide a glimpse on...
Dates: 1960s-2016

Las Cruces Flood Control report

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0107-SC
Abstract The Report of the Engineering Committee on Arroyo Flood Control Conditions and Methods of Control for the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Contains photographs of the damage caused by the 1926 flood, suggestions for flood control, blueprints and graphs.
Dates: 1926

Las Cruces Map records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0151-SC
Abstract This promotional pamphlet was produced by J. T. Miller and Co. of El Paso, Texas, who acted as the land agent for the sale of land in what was known as the Millers addition in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Collection also contains a letter to the Preferred Bond Company, Kansas City, Missouri written by Thomas W. Ditty, a Kansas City attorney about J. T. Miller’s water rights to the property.
Dates: 1909

Las Cruces Police AthleticLeague Soccer Association Records,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0083-SC
Abstract These records include correspondence, player rosters, and rule booklets relating to the formation of an organized soccer league in Las Cruces by the Police Athletic League.
Dates: 1975

Louis E. and Carmen K. Freudenthal family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0002
Abstract Personal and business papers of a prominent pioneer Jewish family who first settled in the Mesilla Valley around 1850. Records include farm and property management records, insurance records from Louis Freudenthal’s insurance agency, correspondence between family members, personal memorabilia, and social and civic activities files of Carmen Freudenthal.
Dates: 1837-1990

Pendleton R. Fuller papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0145
Abstract Collection of Pendleton R. Fuller, New Mexico farmer and sheep rancher including water related materials from the Elephant Butte Water Users Association, La Union Irrigation Co., Inc., and the U.S. Reclamation Service.
Dates: 1912-1945

Ralph Willis Goddard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: University Archives Formerly Ms 112
Abstract Personal and professional papers of the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts Dean of Engineering and founder of radio station KOB. An early radio pioneer, Goddard's life is documented by chronologically arranged files, correspondence and photographs. In addition to literary productions and documents pertaining to the professional and civic organizations to which Goddard belonged, this collection also contains materials concerning the building of the Las Cruces Union High School....
Dates: 1893-1968 (bulk 1904-1929)

Simon B. Newcomb papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0232-SC
Abstract Papers of territorial New Mexico attorney, politician, and judge Simon B. Newcomb who lived in Las Cruces, law partner of H.B. Holt and one of the founders of the Las Cruces College.
Dates: 1841-1901

South Ward School (Las Cruces, N.M.) cornerstone collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0085
Abstract Collection contains the items placed in the cornerstone of South Ward School which were recovered when the school was torn down in 1934.
Dates: 1884-1935

Temple Beth-El of Las Cruces records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 0535
Abstract The records of the Temple Beth-El document the activities of a Jewish congregation that was established in 1953 and based in Las Cruces, New Mexico.The temple's mission statement is as follows: "Temple Beth-El is dedicated to creating and maintaining an intimate and involved Jewish community. We strive to be a place where spiritual growth, tradition and ritual provide meaning and comfort to every person who comes through our doors. Temple Beth-El encourages its members to learn, celebrate,...
Dates: 1960-1992; Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0001
Abstract Photographs from the collection of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las Cruces, New Mexico, primarily depicting late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Las Cruces-area people, places and events.
Dates: ca. 1870-1975

W.I.A. Las Cruces Woman’s Club records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-0152
Abstract The Woman’s Improvement Association was organized and incorporated in 1894 and joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1897 and the New Mexico Federation in 1911. In 1938 the club changed its name to the W.I.A. Las Cruces Woman’s Club. This collection of scrapbooks, minutes and some other records shows many of the club’s activities from its founding through its dissolution in 2000.
Dates: 1880-2000