Papers, 1873-1936.


Bursum, Holm O., 1867-1953. Papers, 1873-1936.

Papers, 1873-1936.

The materials in the collection document Holm O. Bursum's personal life as well as his business and political careers. Correspondence, documents, and news clippings chronicle Bursum's ranching activities, his tenure as Warden at the New Mexico State Penitentiary, various election campaigns, Republican Party involvements, and legislative activities. It includes documents 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 know New Mexico personalities represented in Bursum's collection. The collection is arranged in a broad chronological sequence.

20 boxes (7.35 cu. ft.) + 1 oversize folder.2 v.



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