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Albert Ward papers

This collection consists of research materials relating to Albert E. Ward's archeological work in New Mexico. A majority of the collection references "Site 48," a ruin that Ward excavated in New Mexico. Site 48's authenticity was later called into question, leading to several legal battles in which Ward participated, claiming that the site was authentic and his evidence was proof of a Spanish-Indian residential fort. Materials include correspondence, maps, reports, notes, and research files.