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Dear Mr. Peralta,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives catalog and located the series The American Guide, 1936 - 1942 in the Records of the Work Projects Administration (Record Group 69) that includes the file unit New Mexico. We also located the series General Photographs of the National Park Service - Historic Photographic File, ca. 1880 - ca. 1962 in the Records of the National Park Service (Record Group 79) that includes the file unit Charles Porter Collection (1928 - 1962) - Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico. For more information on this photograph collection, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) at email@example.com.
Finally, we located in the series Correspondence Relating to Civilian Conservation Corps, Emergency Conservation Work, and Federal Emergency Relief Administration Projects in the National Park System, 1933 - 1943 in Record Group 79 that includes the file unit 250. ECW-Bandelier National Monument-Personnel. For more information on these records, please contact the National Archives at Denver (RM-DV) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In addition, there is a Civilian Conservation Corps Photo Collection from the National Park Service (NPS) of Bandelier National Monument that includes numerous digitized photographs of the workers in the 1930s. The photos show the transformation, from start to finish, that took place in Frijoles Canyon as the CCC completed their work over 8 years.
Since some WPA records are held locally, we suggest that you contact the New Mexico State Library for additional information.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck in your research!
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I also suggest that you contact the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, NM. The easiest way is via email
Southwest Collection Librarian
New Mexico State Library
Santa Fe, New Mexico