Holm O. Bursum Papers, 1873-1936

  • Title: Holm O. Bursum Papers 1873-1936
  • Creator: Bursum, Holm O., 1867-1953
  • Date: 1873-1936
  • Collection Number: MSS 92 BC
  • Size: 20 boxes (7.35 cu. ft.), plus 2 volumes, plus 1 oversized folder
  • Repository: University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research
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  • Scope and Content: The materials in the collection document Holm O. Bursum's personal life as well as hisbusiness and political careers. Correspondence, documents, and news clippings chronicleBursum's ranching activities, his tenure as warden at the New Mexico State Penitentiary, variouselection campaigns, Republican Party involvements, and legislative activities. It includesdocuments relating to the controversial Indian Lands Bill, commonly known as the Bursum Bill.Albert B. Fall, Bronson Cutting and Elfego Baca are three of the more well known New Mexicopersonalities represented in Bursum's collection. The collection is arranged in a broadchronological sequence. Although most of the collection is in English, some materials are inSpanish.
  • Access Terms:
    • Bursum, Holm O., 1867-1953
    • Fall, Albert B. (Albert Bacon), 1861-1944
    • Baca, Elfego, 1864-1945
    • Cutting, Bronson M., 1888-1935
    • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- New Mexico
    • New Mexico -- History -- 1848-
    • New Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1848-1950
    • Socorro County (N.M.) -- History
    • United States -- History -- 1919-1933
    • Political campaigns -- New Mexico
    • Legislation -- New Mexico
    • Legislation -- United States
    • Politicians -- New Mexico
    • Prison wardens -- New Mexico
    • Pueblo Indians -- Land tenure
    • Pueblo Indians -- New Mexico
    • Ranch life -- New Mexico -- Socorro County
    • Electioneering -- New Mexico
    • New Mexico -- Politics and government