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Collection New Mexico Folklife Project Collection

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Publications related to the fieldwork represented in the New Mexico Folklife Project collection

  • Kalb, Laurie Beth. Santos, Statues and Sculpture: Contemporary Woodcarving in New Mexico. Los Angeles: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1988.  https://lccn.loc.gov/88193628
  • - -.  Crafting Devotions: Tradition in Contemporary New Mexico Santos. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994.  https://lccn.loc.gov/94028253
    • Laurie Beth Kalb carried out extensive fieldwork and research pertaining to contemporary santeros working in northern New Mexico from 1983 to 1992.  Her 1988 catalog Santos, Statues and Sculpture was published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles (now renamed Craft Contemporary).  Kalb's 1994 book Crafting Devotions is a substantial, well-illustrated discussion of the work of the santeros and its meaning. The field documentation created by Kalb and American Folklife Center fieldworker Carl Fleischhauer during 1984, presented in this American Folklife Center online collection, relates to Kalb's larger effort and includes photographs documenting three artists described in greater detail in the books cited above: Felix Lopez, Eulogio Ortega, and Horacio Valdez.
  • Pratt, Boyd C., with contributions from Jerry L. Williams and Laurie Beth Kalb. Gone but Not Forgotten: Strategies for the Comprehensive Survey of the Architectural and Historic Archaeological Resources of Northeastern New Mexico. 2 volumes. Santa Fe: New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, 1986.  https://lccn.loc.gov/2018487922
  • Pratt, Boyd C. "Homesteading on the High Plains of New Mexico: An Architectural Perspective," in Panhandle-Plains Historical Review.  Canyon, Tex.: Panhandle Plains Historical Society, LXIII (1990), pp. 1-33.  https://lccn.loc.gov/sf81008005
    • Boyd Pratt carried out state-wide historic preservation fieldwork for the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, part of the state's Department of Cultural Affairs: six of Pratt's reports (including Gone but Not Forgotten) were published by that division from 1986 to 1991. The field documentation created by Pratt, Laurie Beth Kalb, and American Folklife Center fieldworker Carl Fleischhauer during 1985, presented in this online collection, includes materials from Clayton, Mora, Mosquero, and Mosquero Canyon, New Mexico, locations discussed in the two works cited above.

    Archival resources related to the fieldwork represented in the New Mexico Folklife Project collection

    The following collections of documents and photographs are held at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and represent work produced by Laurie Beth Kalb in 1985 in her capacity as Coordinator of the Folklife Survey component of the Northeastern New Mexico Overview project. In part, the holdings overlap with materials presented in this American Folklife Center online collection, e.g., documentation from Clayton, Mosquero, and Mosquero Canyon, New Mexico.

    • New Mexico Northeast Sector Overview collection (AR.00025). Bartlett Library and Archives, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
    • New Mexico Northeast Sector Overview slides, MOIFA General Image Collection (AR.00009.1). Bartlett Library and Archives, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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