Consisting of twenty 8" x 10" black-and-white photographs and corresponding negatives, this collection documents the sheriffs of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, through formal portraits. The men depicted were sheriffs between 1854 and 1963; this collection of images is not, however, a complete accounting of all sheriffs who served during that time period. The photographs are of the following: A.L. "Happy" Apodaca, Martin Lohman, Miguel Apodaca, Felipe Lucero, Guadalupe Ascarate, José R. Lucero, Santiago Ascárate, Santo Ramírez, Mariano Barela, Numa Raymond, Reyes Barela, Donaciano E. Rodríguez, Samuel G. Bean, Frank Z. Romero, Henry J. Cuniffe, Ricardo Treviz, Alfredo H. García, Eugene Van Patten, Patrick F. Garrett, and José M. Viramontes. Leon C. Metz, former University archivist at UTEP, obtained special permission to copy photographs hanging in the Doña Ana County Courthouse in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in 1968.