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Photographs of Nara Visa, New Mexico

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7638

Scope and Contents

Twenty-one post cards with photographs of Nara Visa, New Mexico, in 1909 which include people and buildings of the town. Nara Visa, New Mexico, was founded in 1901 when it became a water station and cattle shipping point on the CRI&P Railroad. The first settlers lived in a boxcar--but by 1902 Nara Visa had two buildings. Nara Visa creek flows through the village. In the 1880's a sheepherder named Narvaez lived here. English speaking settlers corrupted the name to Nara Vista.


  • 1909

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from Photographs of Nara Visa New Mexico held in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University must be obtained in writing from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Board of Curators.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Maintained in original order.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Custodial History

This collection was donated by Marilyn (Van Kirk) Connelly May 12, 2010. It was given to her by her sister, Catherine. The whereabouts of the collection before they were in Catherine's possession are assumed to be handed down through the family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Marilyn (Van Kirk) Connelly; 2010.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Lionel Thomas, student photograph processor; 2010.

Register of the Photographs of Nara Visa, New Mexico
Lionel Thomas
2010 August 3
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States