UNM Spanish Colonial Research Center Historian Larry D. Miller Dies

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Larry D. Miller, research historian/data analyst at the Spanish Colonial Research Center at the University of New Mexico, died Monday, Aug. 17 in Eldorado, at Santa Fe, NM. Miller, who was born February 13, 1950, died after a battle with cancer. A memorial service is set for Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m., at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe.

For the past six years, he contributed his impressive editorial and research skills also as a staff member of Colonial Latin American Historical Review (CLAHR).

Miller also interpreted and demonstrated the history and art of blacksmithing at the Rancho de Las Golondrinas and Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site. He was a graduate of UNM and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Spanish Literature.

For 18 years, Miller worked as a compiler, paleographer and translator on the Vargas Project at UNM which yielded several books with John L. Kessell, Rick Hendricks, and Meredith D. Dodge. His most recent publication, co-authored with Joseph P. Sánchez, was Martineztown, 1823-1950: Hispanics, Italians, Jesuits & Land Investors in New Town Albuquerque (2008).
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