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Doing Time Collection

Identifier: MSS-571-SC

Scope and Content

This small collection contains materials related to the documentary film Doing Time. The film provides a close-up view of life in a maximum security prison, specifically, at the New Mexico State Penitentiary in Santa Fe, where the movie was shot on location in 1979. Filming was completed several months before the riot at the New Mexico State Penitentiary in which 33 people were killed. The movie was produced by Lon (Lawrence) Holmberg and Paul Sutton, and directed by Dave Ellis. Doing Time won several awards, including the Emery Award and two Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards, and was featured at several film festivals.

This collection includes news clippings about the movie, the working script from which the movie was created, a poster for the 1980 Aspen Filmfest, and the publication FrameUp: the opening defense statement made by Angela Y. Davis, March 29, 1972.


  • 1972-1980

Language of Materials


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 publications or distribution.


1 folder, plus 1 oversize poster


Contact Information

  1. Center for Southwest Research
  2. Zimmerman Library
  3. University of New Mexico
  4. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-1466
  5. Phone: 505-277-6451
  6. Fax: 505-277-0530
  7. Email:
  8. URL:


Finding Aid of the Doing Time collection, 1972-1980
Processed by B. Silbergleit
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//University of New Mexico::Center for Southwest Research//TEXT (US::NmU::MSS 571 SC::Doing Time Collection)//EN" "nmu1mss571sc.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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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