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Fray Angelico Chavez

Fray Angelico Chavez was an American Franciscan priest, historian, researcher, author, poet, and painter. As archivist for the Santa Fe Archdiocese, he undertook the cataloguing and translating of Spanish archives that allowed for a reevaluation of the history of New Mexico. He is the author of the definitive work Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period (Museum of New Mexico Press).