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Ruth Marie Colville Papers

Identifier: M1110

Scope and Contents

Collection contains pastoral Spanish folk songs of the upper Rio Grande Valley; recorded version and printed text to 1967 publication titled: Canciones del pasado, Spanish folk songs of the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado; collected by Ruth Marie Colville; performed in Spanish by Singers of the Canciones del Pasado and The Challengers Orchestra; translations in English.


  • 1962-1973


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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1 envelope

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Unknown donor, n.d.


"Made during the years 1962-1966 for the Library of Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado."

Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

Canciones del pasado, Spanish folk songs of the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado.

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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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