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Travel Accounts of Trips to Africa, 1977

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 21

Scope and Content

From the Collection: This collection consists of the accumulated papers of writer and photographer Mildred Tolbert 1932 - 1989. The core of the collection is her letters and correspondence, which also include some of her own letters to her daughters and to her parents, and her collection of manuscripts and photographic art work. Photographs have been transferred to Photo Archives.

Tolbert's collection is a very complete set of papers, both in her correspondence as well as in her literary and photographic art work. Except for the correspondence with publishers and literary critics, which had been censored by Mildred Tolbert prior to arrival at the University of New Mexico, it reflects struggles, defeats and victories of a class conscious artist, wife, and mother who tried to make her way from a small Texas town upbringing to recognized success in the fine arts. The collection is important in the efforts to reconstruct the life and times of the Taos art colony. The collection also reflects the local Albuquerque metropolitan writers scene, and compliments other personal papers in the Center for Southwest Research, including Carol Berge, Arden Tice, Judson Crews. This collection, along with other related collections, will assist a researcher in recreating and evaluating the literary scene in New Mexico.


  • 1977

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 5 boxes (4.5 cu. ft.)

Physical Description

(handwritten and typed)

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131