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Wilma Loy Shelton Guest Registries

Identifier: PICT-000-275

Scope and Content

This collection contains the guest registries of Wilma Loy Shelton. While serving as head librarian at University of New Mexico Ms. Shelton hosted many foreign students. These registries contain photographs of many of these students.


  • 1950-1970

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of materials allowed for research purposes in most cases. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Wilma Loy Shelton was born October 25, 1889 in Champaign, Illinois. After receiving her B.L.S. she came to University of New Mexico as Librarian for the University. She held this position from 1920 until her retirement in 1945. After retiring she taught classes in library science. From 1954-1964, she was Chairman of the Hospitality Committee for Foreign Leaders and Specialists. As hostess, she arranged visits to places and people in Albuquerque that would be of special interest to her guests, always including trips to the Indian pueblos and dinner at La Hacienda or La Placita dining rooms in Old Town, Albuquerque. Ms. Shelton died February 16, 1972 in Terre Haute, Indiana.


uncounted items (1 box) : 4 albums, uncounted photographs

Language of Materials



This collection contains the guest registries of Wilma Loy Shelton.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Albums separated from the Wilma Loy Shelton Papers


Contact Information

  1. University of New Mexico
  2. MSC05 3020, 1, University of New Mexico
  3. Center for Southwest Research
  4. Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  5. Phone: 505-277-7173
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  7. Email:
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Finding Aid of the Wilma Loy Shelton Guest Registries, 1950-1970
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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