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Margaret Prince Papers

Identifier: MSS-751-BC

Scope and Content

"The Great Society" comic book, published by Parallax Comic Books, New York, NY, 1966. Part of the the Margaret Prince Papers MSS 751 BC (Box 1, Folder 27).

The UNA Albuquerque Chapter series contains administrative records of the organization. This includes meeting minutes, newsletters, articles, correspondence, programs, and the like. The bulk of the collection is organized in chronological order.

The non-UNA materials contain subject oriented files, correspondence, minutes of meetings, ephemera and newspaper clippings relating to the Grass Roots Committee and the election campaign of Eugene McCarthy for president of the United States. There is material pertaining to Prince's involvement with county and state democratic politics, as well as the Vietnam conflict which includes organizational materials and correspondence of the Los Alamos Citizens for Peace in Vietnam and the Vietnam Moratorium day of protest. As a Los Alamos National Laboratory employee her political activity made her and fellow activists the subject of investigation by the FBI. Prince retrieved her file under the Freedom of Information Act and included it in this collection along with various materials concerning two of her fellow activists. Included are some photographs as well as notes and narratives Prince has written on various subjects she was involved in during her political activist years in Los Alamos. Western water issues were a part of the agenda of the League of Women Voters. Water related materials include documentation of the court case, State of New Mexico v. R. Lee Aamodt (and the U.S.A and Pueblos of San Ildefonso, Pojoaque, Nambe, and Tesuque), as well as materials on the San Juan-Chama project, Navajo Indian Irrigation Project, as well as materials relating to the Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District. Types of materials include articles, correspondence, statements. "Western States Water Study" and "Western Water: Challenges and Choices" newsletters from the League of Women Voters are also contained in this series. Six posters relate to United Farmworkers, La Raza, and Viet Nam.


  • 1961-2005
  • Majority of material found within 1966-1994


Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

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

Margaret Prince was an active member in the Albuquerque Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America. She served on the steering committee, as co-chair, and as newsletter editor of the League of Women Voters' sponsored Western States Water Study. Additionally, Prince was involved in Los Alamos County and New Mexico State Democratic politics. She was a member of the Los Alamos Grass Roots Committee a liberal wing of the Democratic party which was formed in protest to politics as usual, the War in Vietnam and its supporters. The Grass Roots Committee worked to elect anti-war Democratic candidate Eugene McCarthy as president in 1968. Prince was a member of the Los Alamos Citizens for Peace in Vietnam organizing and participating in the Vietnam Moratorium Day demonstration. In 1970 she was a key organizer for the Hiroshima Day remembrance which was a bold endeavor considering Los Alamos was the birth place of the atom bomb.

The United Nations Association of the United States of America, Albuquerque Chapter (UNA Albuquerque Chapter) is also known as the Albuquerque Association for United Nations. The Chapter was organized and incorporated in the mid-1960's, to serve as a local link to the national United Nations Association. According to their Articles of Incorporation, the UNA Albuquerque Chapter was formed "[t]o foster and encourage research and study of the United Nations and the means by which the United Nations may be further developed to meet the needs of an ever changing world," "[t]o educate and disseminate and make available through all mediums, results of research and study and to distribute information about all phases of the activities of the United Nations" and "[b]y all proper means to improve the level of knowledge, education and understanding of the United Nations." The UNA Albuquerque Chapter strives to acquaint the public with the goals and achievements of the United Nations through sponsorship of activities such as UN Day, discussion groups, conferences, workshops, presentations, relief efforts, and scholarly contests and activities. The UNA Albuquerque Chapter posits that in 2005, the United Nations is more important than ever, with stated goals of increased human security and human rights. There are currently 175 local chapters of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, spread through 43 of the United States.


4 boxes (3.1 cu. ft.) plus 1 oversize folder


The administrative records of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, Albuquerque Chapter, comprise the core of Margaret Prince's Papers. The collection also documents Prince's involvement of the League of Women Voters and the League of Women Voters' involvement with water issues. The collection also contains material relating to New Mexico Democratic Party politics, anti-Vietnam War activities, and New Mexico soil and water conservation districts.

Arrangement of the Collection

2 series: UNA Albuquerque Chapter and Non-UNA

Processing Information

Additional material was added to the collection in September 2006. Most of the material pertains to the Democratic Party. Some material was added to existing folders and 3 new folders were created. Thus, minor renumbering of folders in box 1 resulted.

Additional material was added to the collection in December of 2008.There was minor renumbering of folders box 1 and box 4 was added.
Finding Aid of the Margaret Prince Papers, 1966-2005
For Approval
Processed by N. Sedore, Addition processed by I.Renfro
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

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