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Box 1

Manuscripts: Alameda - Cowboys

Folder 1

Alameda (alternate title: Pantaleon Miera)

Folder 2

Alma “In Spanish Soul”

Folder 3

Along the Rio Grande (alternate title: Along the Big River)

Folder 4

The American Angora Goat

Folder 5

The American Ass, Burro, or Donkey

Folder 6

American Short-Horn Cattle

Folder 7

Arabian Horses

Folder 8

Arizona Bootlegger

Folder 9

Aztlan (New Mexico) Outlaws

Folder 10

Bad Man Moore, alias Johnny Ward

Folder 11

Bandits of New Mexico

Folder 12

Barefoot Sargeant

Folder 13

The Barony of Arizona or the Peralta-Reavis Grant

Folder 14

Being Humane

Folder 15

Bill McGinnis. The Nerviest Out Law of Them All

Folder 16

“Billy the Kid” De-frocked

Folder 17

Black Jack Ketchum [chapters 1-4, also includes research notes]

Folder 18

Black Jack Musgraves

Folder 19

Bob Lewis, “Peace Officer”

Folder 20

The Bootlegger

Folder 21

Los Bordéderos – Along the Trail and Women Outlaws [complete manuscript] (1)

Folder 22

Los Bordéderos – Along the Trail and Women Outlaws (2)

Folder 23

The Brasito Grant

Folder 24

Breaking the Bronk

Folder 25

Broncho Bill, “Train Robber”

Folder 26

Brother Bill

Folder 27

Bucking Horse

Folder 28

“Butch” Cassidy, alias Jim Lowe, or Sallie Parker

Folder 29

The Cherokee Strip

Folder 30

Chihuahua Trail across La Jornada de Muerto

Folder 31

A Chuck-Wagon Supper

Folder 32

Clay

Folder 33

Clay Allison, “Gunfighter”

Folder 34

Cowboys Endurance Race

Box 2

Manuscripts: Cowland – Four

Folder 1

Cowland – Chapter 1

Folder 2

Cowland – Chapter 2

Folder 3

Cowland – Chapter 3

Folder 4

Cowland – Chapter 4

Folder 5

Cowland – Chapter 5

Folder 6

Cowland – Chapter 6

Folder 7

Cowland – Chapter 7

Folder 8

Cowland – Chapter 8

Folder 9

Cowland – Chapter 9

Folder 10

Cowland – Chapter 10

Folder 11

Cowland – Chapter 11

Folder 12

Cowland – Chapter 12

Folder 13

Cowland – Chapter 13

Folder 14

Cowland – Chapter 14

Folder 15

Cowland – Chapter 15

Folder 16

Cowland – Chapter 16

Folder 17

Cowland – Chapter 17

Folder 18

Cowland – Chapter 18

Folder 19

Cowland – Chapter 19

Folder 20

Cowland – Chapter 20

Folder 21

Cowland – Chapter 21

Folder 22

Cowland – Chapter 22

Folder 23

Cowland – Chapter 23

Folder 24

Cowland – Chapter 24

Folder 25

Cowland – Chapter 25

Folder 26

Cowland – Chapter 26

Folder 27

Cowland – Chapter 27

Folder 28

Cowland – Chapter 28

Folder 29

Cowland – Chapter 29

Folder 30

Cowland – Chapter 30

Folder 31

Cowland – Chapter 31

Folder 32

Cowland – Chapter 32

Folder 33

Cowland – Chapter 33

Folder 34

Cowland – Chapter 34

Folder 35

Cowland – Chapter 35

Folder 36

Cowland – Chapter 36

Folder 37

Cowland – Chapter 37

Folder 38

Cowland – Chapter 38

Folder 39

Cowland – Chapter 39

Folder 40

Cowland – Chapter 40

Folder 41

Cowland – Chapter 41

Folder 42

Cowland – Chapter 42

Folder 43

Cowland – Glossary

Folder 44

Curley Bill

Folder 45

Curley Bill, “Outlaw”

Folder 46

Dalton Gang

Folder 47

The Daltons Gang Last Hold-Up

Folder 48

The De Autremont Brothers “Train Bandits”

Folder 49

The De Autremonts, “Train Bandits”

Folder 50

Death of Jim Scott

Folder 51

The Dog Lobo

Folder 52

E.W. Lyon Ranchman and Farmer

Folder 53

Eliego Baca

Folder 54

The Elusive Dime

Folder 55

The Estancia Land Grant

Folder 56

Fiddle

Folder 57

Feeding and Fattening Sheep

Folder 58

Five and a half day Pack Trip. Socorro to Oscuro Mountains and return

Folder 59

Five Day Pack Trip From Corona, New Mexico to the Mesa Jumanes and return

Folder 60

Five Day Pack Trip, from Las Vegas Through the old towns on the Pecos River and on to Lamy New Mexico

Folder 61

Five Day Pack Trip. Starting at Dulce, New Mexico

Folder 62

Five Day Pack Trip Starting at Reserve, Catron County New Mexico

Folder 63

Five Day Pack Trip. Through the Capitan Mountains of New Mexico

Folder 64

Flying R

Folder 65

Force of Habit

Folder 66

Forgetfullness

Folder 67

Free-Masonry for Real Cow-Men!

Folder 68

From Hachita to the Hachita Mountains and return, Four day Pack Trip

Folder 69

Four Day Pack Trip from Carrizozo Through the Mal Pais, “Bad Country” or Ancient Lava Beds and return

Folder 70

Four Day Pack Trip. Starting at Abiqiu, New Mexico

Folder 71

Four Day Pack Trip, Starting at Rodeo New Mexico

Folder 72

Four Day Pack Trip, Starting at Taos, New Mexico

Folder 73

Four Day Pack Trip Through the Jicarria Mountains of New Mexico

Folder 74

Four Days Pack Trip, Starting at Las Cruces, Dona Anna County, New Mexico

Box 3

Manuscripts: Goat - Out

Folder 1

The Goat Dog Chito

Folder 2

Gordon

Folder 3

Grant Wheeler and Joe George, New Mexico Train Robbers

Folder 4

Hennery’s Airplane Ride

Folder 5

Henry Coleman, “Bad Man”

Folder 6

Her Ride

Folder 7

A Hold-Up

Folder 8

Horse Wrangler

Folder 9

Horses Without Shoes

Folder 10

Humane Bill

Folder 11

Ike Todd, Cowman

Folder 12

In the Rotunda

Folder 13

Jealousy

Folder 14

Jews Harp’s Homeing Instinct

Folder 15

Joe Fowler Hold-Up-Man and Criminal

Folder 16

The John Greer Gang

Folder 17

Johnnie Martin’s Place

Folder 18

Larry Boyle and the Bear

Folder 19

Legend of the Lost Indians

Folder 20

Little Sam

Folder 21

Lost Treasure [may have been written by Annette Thorp?]

Folder 22

Marino Leyba, (Out Law) as Told to Me by Mr. Skinner, of Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico

Folder 23

And Mary Sang

Folder 24

Masked Guilt. A Short Short Story

Folder 25

The Mesilla Colony Grant, y Epomoseno y las Bolas de Oro

Folder 26

Mestenos, Wild Horses

Folder 27

The Mexican, or Common Goat

Folder 28

Muchacha Voladora, Flying Girl

Folder 29

My Horse, “Catchem”

Folder 30

The Navajo Kid’s Story

Folder 31

The New Mexico Cattle Industry. Old Carrizoza Cattle Co., Lincoln Co.

Folder 32

Night Herding

Folder 33

A Night Horse “Chopo”

Folder 34

Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de Las Vegas, Grant. Also Called Las Vegas Grandes

Folder 35

Ojo de Nuestra Senora Ranch Owned by Don Mariano Sabino Otero

Folder 36

El Ojo del Espiritu Santo Grant. Spring of the Holy Ghost

Folder 37

Ojo del la Apache Spring Grant

Folder 38

The Old Bar W. Ranch. Lincoln County, New Mexico

Folder 39

Old Days in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Folder 40

Old Days in Socorro, N.M.

Folder 41

Old Days in the Territory of New Mexico – “Outlaws”

Folder 42

Old Indian’s Pack Trip. Six Days

Folder 43

Old Mining Camps. Black Range, New Mexico

Folder 44

Old Perk, Bear Hunter

Folder 45

Old Speck

Folder 46

An Old Time Horse-Race

Folder 47

Old Time Ranch-Men of the Pecos Valley

Folder 48

Old Time Stockmen of the Estancia Valley

Folder 49

Old Timers of the Black Range

Folder 50

Old Truthful

Folder 51

On the Dodge

Folder 52

On the Old Range

Folder 53

One of the Musgraves

Folder 54

Out Where the Woolies Grow

Box 4

Manuscripts: Pack – Women [includes manuscript fragments]

Folder 1

A Pack or Chuck-Wagon Trip. No. 1.

Folder 2

Pack Trip for four persons three or Four days

Folder 3

Pack Trip four persons five days

Folder 4

Pack Trip From Las Vegas North

Folder 5

Pack Trips – New Mexico San Francisco and Blue River Trails

Folder 6

Puerco River Pack Trip

Folder 7

Sanford of La Paz

Folder 8

Seven Day Pack Trip, From Albuquerque N.M. Through “Cibolo” Buffalo National Park

Folder 9

Seven Day Pack Trip, Starting at Garland, New Mexico

Folder 10

Silver City Pack Trip, No. 1. Old Mining Towns and Cow-ranches

Folder 11

A Six Day Pack Trip for Four or more Guests. From Tularosa through Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation

Folder 12

Six Day Pack Trip Las Cruces, and San Andres Mountains

Folder 13

Six day Pack Trip, Starting at Alamogordo, New Mexico

Folder 14

Six Day Pack Trip. Starting at Tres Piedras, New Mexico

Folder 15

Soil Erosion Control in New Mexico

Folder 16

The Ten Day Pack Trip

Folder 17

Valle Grande Pack-Trip. Seven Days

Folder 18

Las Palomas “The Doves” Hot Springs

Folder 19

Pearl Hart. Last Stage Hold-Up

Folder 20

The Pedro Armendaris Grants, Thirty-three and Thirty-four

Folder 21

Pinons for Wealth

Folder 22

El Presidio

Folder 23

Pure-Breed American Cattle

Folder 24

Rio Arriba County. The County up the River

Folder 25

Round-up

Folder 26

Salau or Capitan

Folder 27

El Salvador “The Savior”

Folder 28

San Francisco River Wild Bunch

Folder 29

Sand-Storm in the Pecos

Folder 30

Santos

Folder 31

Sheep

Folder 32

Smooth Horses

Folder 33

Tommy

Folder 34

Town of Belen, or the Belen Grant. Valencia County, New Mexico

Folder 35

The Trail Herd

Folder 36

Turk, a Horses Evidence

Folder 37

Two Old Pals

Folder 38

Two Turkey Dinners

Folder 39

Van Winkle

Folder 40

We Brazos

Folder 41

A Wedding Feast

Folder 42

Westhighland Cattle

Folder 43

Where’s Your Wife Bill?

Folder 44

White Oaks “Incinos Blancos” Lincoln County, N.M.

Folder 45

The White Sands

Folder 46

The Wild Bunch of the San Francisco River, New Mexico

Folder 47

Wild Horses of the Americas

Folder 48

Wilds Times in Santa Fe

Folder 49

William French, Ranchman

Folder 50

Women Outlaws

Folder 51

Women Outlaws – Altar Doane

Folder 52

Women Outlaws – Battle Axe

Folder 53

Women Outlaws – Belle Starr

Folder 54

Women Outlaws – Calamity Jane

Folder 55

Women Outlaws – Sister Cummings

Folder 56

[Untitled]

Folder 57

[Fragments]

Folder 58

[Fragments]

Box 5

Songs

Folder 1

Songs: The Antelope Band

Folder 2

Songs: Bill Peters, the Stage Driver

Folder 3

Songs: Billy the Kid or Wm. H. Bonney

Folder 4

Songs: Billy Venero

Folder 5

Songs: Blue

Folder 6

Songs: Bob Stanford

Folder 7

Songs: Bonnie Black Bess

Folder 8

Songs: The Buffalo Hunters

Folder 9

Songs: The Buffalo Skinners

Folder 10

Songs: The Bull-Dogger

Folder 11

Songs: Burro

Folder 12

Songs: California Joe

Folder 13

Songs: Carlota

Folder 14

Songs: Carroll from Utah

Folder 15

Songs: The Cattle Roundup

Folder 16

Songs: Charlie Rutlage

Folder 17

Songs: La Chinche y La Pulga

Folder 18

Songs: Chinita

Folder 19

Songs: Cole Younger

Folder 20

Songs: Concha Concepcion

Folder 21

Songs: Conchita

Folder 22

Songs: Cotton Patch

Folder 23

Songs: Cotton Picking Machine V’s Nigger

Folder 24

Songs: Cowboy

Folder 25

Songs: Cow-girl

Folder 26

Songs: The Cow-thief

Folder 27

Songs: The Creation of New Mexican

Folder 28

Songs: Cripple Creek

Folder 29

Songs: Dogie Song

Folder 30

Songs: Down in Mexico

Folder 31

Songs: The Dreary Black Hills

Folder 32

Songs: The Dying Ranger

Folder 33

Songs: The Farrow’s

Folder 34

Songs: Freighting from Wilcox to Globe

Folder 35

Songs: From Pike

Folder 36

Songs: The girl who rowed bow on the crew

Folder 37

Songs: Greer County

Folder 38

Songs: Gypsies

Folder 39

Songs: The Habit

Folder 40

Songs: Helter Skelter

Folder 41

Songs: Her Ride

Folder 42

Songs: Here’s to the Ranger

Folder 43

Songs: How Poor Lottie Fell

Folder 44

Songs: In the Sierra Peaks

Folder 45

Songs: The Isthmus

Folder 46

Songs: Jesse James

Folder 47

Songs: John Murray

Folder 48

Songs: Juan and Juana

Folder 49

Songs: Klondike Lill

Folder 50

Songs: Litle Joe the Wrangler’s Sister Nell

Folder 51

Songs: The Little Old Sod Shanty

Folder 52

Songs: The Lone Star Trail

Folder 53

Songs: The Lucky Irish

Folder 54

Songs: Mississippi Girls

Folder 55

Songs: My Cow-Boy

Folder 56

Songs: La Negrita / Jarana

Folder 57

Songs: Never Loan Your Gun

Folder 58

Songs: New Mexico Cowboy

Folder 59

Songs: Nigger “ ‘Lasses”

Folder 60

Songs: Old Grazin’ Ben

Folder 61

Songs: The Old Scout’s Lament

Folder 62

Songs: Old Trouble

Folder 63

Songs: On the Dodge

Folder 64

Songs: On the Frisco

Folder 65

Songs: Only a Cowboy

Folder 66

Songs: Over the Trail

Folder 67

Songs: The Palominos

Folder 68

Songs: Panama

Folder 69

Songs: Pinto

Folder 70

Songs: The Range Riders

Folder 71

Songs: Red-Head

Folder 72

Songs: Root Hog or Die

Folder 73

Songs: Rope Horse

Folder 74

Songs: Rosin the Bow

Folder 75

Songs: Sally and Zoe

Folder 76

Songs: Salt your cattle

Folder 77

Songs: San Antone

Folder 78

Songs: Sniggles

Folder 79

Songs: The Song of the Buffalo Hunters

Folder 80

Songs: The State of Arkansaw

Folder 81

Songs: Sweet Betsy from Pike

Folder 82

Songs: Take me Back

Folder 83

Songs: The Trail of Life

Folder 84

Songs: The Water Hole

Folder 85

Songs: When Work is Done This fall

Folder 86

Songs: Texas Boys

Folder 87

Songs: Texas Rangers

Folder 88

Songs: The Trail to Mexico

Folder 89

Songs: Whitey the Steer

Folder 90

Songs: The Woman Wins

Folder 91

Songs: Young “Jack Snyder”

Folder 92

Songs: [Clippings]

Folder 93

Songs: [Fragments]

Folder env. 1

Songs of the Cowboys, 1908

Folder env. 2

Songs of the Cowboys, 1921

Folder env. 3

Journal

Folder env. 4

Bound volume of cowboy songs

Folder env. 5

Note book

Box 6

Oversize box

Folder 1

Correspondence: 1921-1937

Folder 2

Correspondence: 1938-1965

Folder 3

Correspondence: undated

Folder 4

Photographs (3)

Folder 5

Biographical information on N. Howard “Jack” Thorp

Folder 6

Agreement, 1920

Folder 7

Publications: The Cattleman, 1939

Folder 8

Publications: The Cowboy Sings and Songs for the Rodeo (edited by Kenneth S. Clark), 1932 & 1937

Folder 9

Publications: The Forward, 1919

Folder 10

Publications: Hoofs and Horns, 1932

Folder 11

Publications: New Mexico, 1935-1938

Folder 12

Oversize manuscripts

Folder 13

Maps

Folder 14

Ephemera

Folder 15

Clippings

Folder 

Cassette tape “Shamrocks & Horseshoes” by Ken and Lynne Mikell, 1999 (contains recording of Little Joe the Wrangler)

Box 7

Annette H. Thorp

Folder 1

Manuscripts: La Anima

Folder 2

Manuscripts: Devil and the Girl

Folder 3

Manuscripts: Los Duendes / Los Difuntos

Folder 4

Manuscripts: Girl and the Devil

Folder 5

Manuscripts: A Horse’s Evidence

Folder 6

Manuscripts: The Indian Padrino

Folder 7

Manuscripts: Lady of Guadalupe

Folder 8

Manuscripts: Names

Folder 9

Manuscripts: Never Wash on Fridays

Folder 10

Manuscripts: Picture of the Pueblo and Reservation Indians of New Mexico, their lives and folklore

Folder 11

Manuscripts: A Piece of Muslin

Folder 12

Manuscripts: Saint Santiago

Folder 13

Manuscripts: San Antonio

Folder 14

Manuscripts: San Isidro

Folder 15

Manuscripts: San Juan

Folder 16

Manuscripts: San Ramon No Nato

Folder 17

Manuscripts: Santa Barbara

Folder 18

Manuscripts: Santa Inez del Campo

Folder 19

Manuscripts: Santa Rita

Folder 20

Manuscripts: Santero

Folder 21

Manuscripts: Santo Nino de Alocha

Folder 22

Manuscripts: Santo Nino de Buenas Obras

Folder 23

Manuscripts: Las Tres Hijas

Folder 24

Manuscripts: Untitled [in Spanish]

Folder 25

Manuscripts: Fragments

Folder 26

Correspondence: 1926-1946

Folder 27

Journal, 1926

Folder 28

Research: Copy from reports of the Secretary of War – made July 24, 1850

Folder 29

Research: [untitled]

Folder 30

Songs