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Women in New Mexico Collection

Identifier: MSS-303-BC

Scope and Content

In 1976 the Albuquerque chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) held an exhibit at The Albuquerque Museum to honor the contributions of women to the history, culture, and politics of New Mexico. The materials gathered by members of the AAUW in Albuquerque to determine which of the over one hundred women nominated were to be included in the exhibit form the core of this collection.

The collection contains correspondence, forms, audio CDs, clippings, and published articles on the women nominated by AAUW members, including explanations of why they were nominated and biographical information on the nominees. All of the women were 19th and 20th century women who were not all New Mexico natives, but who lived here and contributed to the artistic, political, and educational life of the state.

Ultimately, thirteen women were chosen for the exhibit. Biographical information, clippings, and recorded interviews with those women comprise folders 5-22. Folders 25-82 contain biographical information and clippings about fifty-six women who were nominated, but not included in the exhibit. The biographical folders are arranged in alphabetical order.

Newspaper clippings and publicity for the 1976 exhibit are also included in the collection.

The last folder in the collection has brief information about eighty women nominated by the New Mexico Women's Political Caucus as women of note in the 1980s.

Other biographical materials on New Mexico women may be added to this collection in the future.


  • 1976-ongoing

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.


1 box (1 cu.ft.)

Related Archival Material

Papers of Louise Coe, Grace Thompson Edmister, Concha Ortiz y Pino de Kleven, Sophie D. Aberle, Ruth Armstrong, Mary Austin, Agnes Morley Cleaveland, Erna Fergusson, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Dorothy Woodward, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert Papers Center for Southwest Research and SpecialCollections, University of New Mexico Libraries.

Vertical File: Under names of individual women, Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico.

Separated Material

Processing Information:

Cassettes reformatted to CD in July 2011.

As of July 2011, there is no recording of Ina Sizer Cassidy.
Finding Aid of the Women in New Mexico Collection, 1976 - ongoing
Processed by M.B. LaCroix; machine-readable finding aid created by Alvin Pollock
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Revision Statements

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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