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NEH Grant Work: San Luis and Other Traditional Farming Communities, Environmental Issues and Taylor Ranch Protest, 1997

 File — Box: 2

Scope and Content

From the Collection: Collection consists of black-and-white photographs by Miguel Gandert. Photographic series include the 1988 Amador Flores occupation in Tierra Amarilla, NM, with portraits of Reies Lopez Tijerina, Pedro Archuleta, and Rafael Flores; an NEH grant-funded series on the traditional farming communities near San Luis, Colorado and Taylor Ranch protest (1996-97); the Varrio [Barrio] San Jose project in Albuquerque, NM (1982-86). Miscellaneous subjects include "Hands Across America" event (1986), views of Albuquerque, a Penitente morada near Pecos, NM, Indo-Hispanic dances (from the Nuevo Mexico Profundo series), Albuquerque boxers from the exhibit "Two Corners of a Ring" (1977-78), New Mexico State Fair, prison scenes, a Mothers' Day Protest in Honduras (1983), and scenes made in Albuquerque's Martineztown neighborhood (1992). Subjects represented include Hispanic American portraits and traditions, land grants and land tenure issues, agriculture, Chicano portraits and lifestyles, City of Albuquerque, boxing, prisons, the Hermanos Penitentes religious brotherhood, Indo-Hispanic dances, and political protests.

Unprocessed material includes pre-publication proof book and exhibit binder from 1990s, and 1980 video footage on the February 1980 State penitentiary riots.


  • 1997

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: uncounted items (4 boxes, 1 unprocessed box) : uncounted photographic prints, proof book, exhibit binder, VHS videos

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


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