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Marie Pope Wallis Papers

Identifier: MSS-577-BC

Scope and Content

The archive consists of three boxes of personal papers and memorabilia. Included are correspondence, newspaper clippings, education and employment-related documents, manuscripts of plays, photographs, photo albums and a book.


  • 1921-1975

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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.

Biographical Information

Marie Pope Wallis, 1901-1975 was a social worker, teacher, librarian, writer. She held M.A. degrees in Speech, Social Work, Library Science, Elementary Education and Creative Writing. In 1947, she received one of the first two Doctor of Philosophy degrees conferred at UNM. After receiving her Ph.D., in Ibero-American Literature, she taught Spanish and Portuguese as an Assistant Professor at UNM.

Dr. Wallis had careers in social service, education and a number of libraries. She was a World War II veteran and licensed pilot in the Civil Air Patrol. She appeared in several theater productions with the Albuquerque Little Theater and elsewhere, and traveled widely throughout the world.


3 boxes (2.66 cu. ft.)

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Dorothy Woodward Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico
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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