Papers, 1921-1963 (bulk 1930-1962).


Chavez, Dennis, 1888-1962. Papers, 1921-1963 (bulk 1930-1962).

Papers, 1921-1963 (bulk 1930-1962).

The collections contains material documenting Chavez' career as a politican. This includes his tenure in the New Mexico State Legislature, as well as in the United States Congress, where he was involved in such areas as Indian affairs, labor, the Post Office, the Defense Department, Latin American issues, and New Deal programs. The bulk of the collection dates between 1930 until 1962. The collections contains personal and congressional papers and correspondence (including materials relating to Senator Joseph McCarthy), photographs, news clippings, publications, maps, reports, legislation, press releases, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. Also included are project files on New Mexico counties and subject files on agriculture, mining and water resources, among other topics.

386 boxes (383 cu. ft.) + 1 oversize folder.



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