This study is intended (1) to explain how it came to pass that religious orders have been conducting public schools in New Mexico, (2) to reveal the outcome of controversies or litigation involving claims of illegality in the practice, and (3) to present the contributions of Catholic religious orders to public education in New Mexico since the American occupation by offering a brief history of the public schools which they have conducted.
New Mexico, Education, Fransciscan Missionaries, Catholicism
Level of Degree
Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Bacon, Frederick Mason. "Contributions of Catholic Religious Orders to Public Education in New Mexico Since the American Occupation." (1947). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/educ_teelp_etds/58