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New Mexico state record. : (Santa Fe, N.M.) 1914-19??
Place of publication:
Santa Fe, N.M.
Geographic coverage:
  • Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
State Pub. Co.
Dates of publication:
  • Vol. 1, no. 1 (Oct. 2, 1914)-
  • English
  • New Mexico--Newspapers.
  • New Mexico.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01204269
  • Santa Fe (N.M.)--Newspapers.
  • Santa Fe County (N.M.)--Newspapers.
  • Also on microfilm: El Paso, Tex. : Southwest Micropublishing, Inc.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
sn 93061701
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New Mexico State Record

The New Mexico State Record was published in the capital city of Santa Fe by the State Publishing Company. Consisting of eight pages, the Record was issued weekly, on Fridays. Subscriptions cost $1.50 per year. A 1914 advertisement stated, "Republican in Politics|State Wide in Service." In the early years, the State Record claimed a circulation of 4,000, larger than the older Santa Fe newspaper, the Santa Fe New Mexican. Circulation was down to 1,500 by 1920. However, the State Record stayed in business for a number of years; the last known issue appeared in January 1955.

Founded in 1914 by Frank Staplin, the State Record was first edited by J. Wight Giddings. Managing Editor Staplin later assumed the role of editor, as well. Staplin had previously founded the Farmington Enterprise and several other newspapers in New Mexico mining towns including Amizette and La Belle. Staplin, a Republican, had served as chief clerk to the first state legislature in 1912. He was also one of the founders and editor of a literary magazine designed to promote tourism, the Santa Fe Trail Magazine. Staplin remained with the New Mexico State Record until February 1925. When he left, Alonzo H. Carter, a former state legislator, took over the editing job. Carter published three other New Mexico newspapers, the Magdalena News, the Reserve Advocate, and the Gallup Herald.

A Spanish-language version of the New Mexico State Record was issued under the name Registro de Nuevo México. Staplin also served as managing editor of the Registro, which was published by the State Publishing Company. Edited by Isidoro Armjo and Frank Ortiz, Jr., the newspaper lasted only a few months during 1916.

The New Mexico State Record promoted business and economic interests in the state. The front page contained state political news. Under the heading, "New Mexico News Review," each issue also contained reports from around the state. These appeared under a subheading for each county and filled approximately two pages. There was some coverage of national and international news, as well as literary and cultural stories. The last page of the State Record included social and political notices from Santa Fe, under the heading, "Capital City News in Brief: General and Personal."

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