- Title: Horatio O. Ladd Papers, 1879-1932 ( bulk 1881-1887)
- Creator: Ladd, Horatio O. (Horatio Oliver), 1839-1932
- Date: 1879-1932
- Collection Number: MSS 3 BC
- Size: 1 box (.45 cu. ft.)
- Repository: University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research
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- Scope and Content: This collection of 177 items, dated 1839-1932 with the bulk covering 1881-1887, focusesprimarily on the Ladd family, their friends and colleagues, the Ramona School, and the Universityof New Mexico at Santa Fe. Ladd's autobiographical notes and diary, covering 1881-1884,concern the founding of the University of New Mexico at Santa Fe and the Ramona School. Thecorrespondence mostly concerns raising funds for the University of New Mexico at Santa Fe, andcontains letters in support of Indian education, including some from President Grover Cleveland.There are clippings about the Ramona Industrial Girls' School and description and travel in theSouthwest. The collection also contains a handwritten notebook of 550 words in Apache andNavajo with some English equivalents, Ladd's notes for lectures on the education work in SantaFe, and publications such as the 5th (1885-1886) and 6th(1886-1887) annual catalogues of theUniversity of New Mexico at Santa Fe and the annual financial statement of the University for June15,
- Access Terms:
- Ladd, Horatio O. (Horatio Oliver), 1839-1932
- Ramona Industrial School for Indian Girls of the Southwest (Santa Fe, N.M.)
- University of New Mexico (Santa Fe, N.M.) -- History
- University of New Mexico (Santa Fe, N.M.) -- Indian Dept.
- Santa Fe (N.M.) -- Schools -- History
- Apache languages
- Indian children -- Southwest, New -- Education
- Indians of North America -- Education -- New Mexico -- History
- Missions -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Educational work
- Navajo language
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