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Eunice Kalloch Papers

Identifier: MSS-384-BC

Scope and Content

The Eunice Kalloch collection contains documents concerning Kalloch's participation in civic organizations, including hand-written and typed correspondence, personal notes, organization by-laws, newsletters, reports, meeting minutes, budgets, news releases, pamphlets, conference schedules, and directories. The collection reflects Kalloch's interest in projects relating to civic beautification and public health issues. Files include material from organizations such as the Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Board, the Civic Beautification Committee, the March of Dimes, and the American Association of University Women. Scrapbooks contain material relating to her tenure as director of volunteers at the Bernalillo County Medical Center. Copies of city ordinances relating to urban beautification and proclamations by Albuquerque officials are also housed in the collection. Taped interviews with Kalloch are provided along with a signed copy of The First Ladies of New Mexico, by Eunice Kalloch and Ruth K. Hall.


  • 1948-1980

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Eunice Kalloch was born in 1908 in North Dakota. She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Education from the University of North Dakota and a master's degree in geography from Clark University in Massachusetts. She taught geography at all levels and worked for the Pentagon with U.S. Army Intelligence.

Kalloch moved to Albuquerque in 1945 and was an active member of numerous civic organizations. She chaired several organizations including the Civic Beautification Committee of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce; the City Parks and Recreation Board; Keep New Mexico Beautiful, Inc.; the Bernalillo County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; and the Hostess Committee for the International Science Fair. She was President of the Albuquerque Branch and the State Division of the American Association of University Women. Her interest in health issues led to positions as State Advisor on Women's Activities for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and Director of Volunteers at Bernalillo County Medical Center. She also campaigned for a New Mexico Pure Food and Drug Bill. In the political arena, she was a member of the New Mexico Statehood Commemoration Commission; the League of Women Voters; and the Albuquerque Bicentennial Commission.

In recognition of her achievements, Mrs. Kalloch received "The Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Award," the "Distinguished Public Service Award," "The National Award from Keep America Beautiful," and was honored as "Headliner for 1963" by Theta Sigma Phi journalism fraternity. In 1973, Governor Bruce King declared "Eunice Kalloch Day" in New Mexico, and in 1978 Mayor David Rusk named an Albuquerque park in her honor.


5 boxes (5 cu. ft.)


The Eunice Kalloch collection contains documents pertaining to Kalloch's participation in civic organizations and projects, particularly relating to civic beautification and public health issues. Interviews with Kalloch are also included.

Related Material

Keep New Mexico Beautiful Collection Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Eunice Kalloch Photograph Collection.

Relevant Secondary Sources

  • Benson, Nancy C. Notable New Mexico Women: A Selected Index.Albuquerque: N. C. Benson,1976.
Finding Aid of the Eunice Kalloch Papers, 1948-1980
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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