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Pueblo Activists and Allies against the Bursum Bill of 1921

Pueblo Activists and Allies against the Bursum Bill of 1921

In 1921 New Mexico senator Holm Bursum introduced a bill into Congress that would have allowed non-Native people to claim Pueblo Indian lands if they could prove ten years of residency. The Indigenous governors of the nineteen pueblos worked with John Collier, Indian rights advocate and FDR’s commissioner of Indian affairs, to send representatives to Congress who would voice their opposition to the Bursum Bill of 1921.

SAR Curated. The Florentine Codex

SAR Curated. The Florentine Codex

To search the archives for information about SAR’s groundbreaking English translation of Bernardino de Sahagún’s Florentine Codex, co-published with University of Utah Press beginning in the 1950s, is to experience time in the form of paper.

SAR Curated. The Swimming Pool of 1926

SAR Curated. The Swimming Pool of 1926

SAR Curated is a series on the SAR blog exploring the collections, archives, campus, and institutional history. In this edition, the SAR Press acquisitions editor describes Santa Fe’s first swimming pool, which was part of SAR’s historic campus.

SAR Curated. The Martha White Sculpture of 1903

SAR Curated. The Martha White Sculpture of 1903

SAR Curated is a series on the SAR blog exploring the collections, archives, campus, and institutional history. In this edition, the SAR Press acquisitions editor highlights the bust of Martha White that can be seen on SAR’s historic campus.

SAR Curated. The Gustave Baumann Map of 1927

SAR Curated. The Gustave Baumann Map of 1927

SAR Curated is a series on the SAR blog exploring the collections, archives, campus, and institutional history. In this edition, the SAR Press acquisition editor highlights a map of the historic campus created by artist Gustave Baumann in the 1920s for the original owners, Elizabeth and Martha White. The map now hangs in SAR’s administration building and visitors can see the piece on campus tours. Schedule a tour by calling 505.954.7200.

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