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Collection Details


Collection Name: Edwin Berry Historical Records Oral History
Repository Name: University of New Mexico. Zimmerman Library. Center for Southwest Research [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Local Identifier: MU 20
URL: http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU/nmu1%23mu20/nmu1%23mu20_m3.html
Dates Spanned: 1979-2000
Description: This collection consists of 30 CDs each containing one hour of oral interviews and/or renditions by Edwin Berry (Baca), a pioneer resident of Tome, New Mexico. These interviews were conducted by Dr. Rowena Rivera, a former professor of Spanish at the University of New Mexico. In 1979, Dr. Rivera interviewed Edwin Berry who was at the time 66 years old. Mr. Berry gave an account of life in the Tome area in the early part of the 20th century. In addition to the oral history, the recordings include ancient Alabados which were collected by Father Juan B. Rallière, who served a parish priest of Tome from 1858-1911. Father Rallière traveled extensively in New Mexico collecting religious songs that were published under the title of Canticos espirituales. This collection also includes Ash Wednesday and Good Friday services conducted in Tome, N.M., a discussion of the 36th annual meeting of the New Mexico Folklore Society, and oral interviews of Lieutenant Governor Roberto Mondragón, Pedro Ribera Ortega, Pablita Velarde, Judge Tibo Chavez, Dr. Jose Espinosa and Howard Brian.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 5
Broad Subjects: Music; Domestic life
ASP Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life; Hymns; Local history; New Mexico; New Mexico--History; Oral history; Songs; United States
Other Subjects: Religious songs
Collection Code: OHC0000215