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Collection Details


Collection Name: Lee C. Myers Oral History Collections
Repository Name: New Mexico State University. University Archives. Rio Grande Historical Collection [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
URL: http://archives.nmsu.edu/rghc/index/myers.html
Dates Spanned: 1973-1979
Description: Lee C. Myers was born in Chanute, Kansas on June 28, 1902. He came to the southwest and worked as a machinist in the late 1920s and early 1930s, employed by the Kennecott Copper Corporation. In 1940, Myers moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico, where he worked as a machinist for United States Potash Company until his retirement in 1967. He also opened his own business, The Carlsbad Grinding Works, which he operated until 1957. Myers started researching New Mexican history in the 1950s by conducting oral histories of the old-timers from the mines. He researched local history and frontier military forts. He authored more than a hundred articles and booklets. In 1974, Myers compiled a six year project about the creation of Eddy, New Mexico (now Carlsbad), entitled "The Pearl of the Pecos."
Estimated Total of Interviews: 19
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Miners--New Mexico; Mines and mineral resources; New Mexico; Oral history; United States
Other Subjects: Lee C. Myers
Collection Code: OHC0001589