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John Weinzirl Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-293

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of the University of New Mexico, other locations in Albuquerque, and the surrounding area.


  • 1900-1910

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.


Dr. John Weinzirl, professor and scientist, was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in 1870. He was educated at the River Falls Normal School, Wisconsin, and later at the University of Wisconsin, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1896, Master of Science degree in 1899, and Doctorate in 1906. Weinzirl came to New Mexico in 1896 after contracting tuberculosis. In New Mexico, Weinzirl found work as an assistant biology professor at the University of New Mexico. During the following decade, Weinzirl taught at UNM, helped to advance scientific teaching standards at the university, and sought a cure for tuberculosis. He was promoted to Professor of Biology and Chemistry in 1900 and was known as a hard but fair teacher. During his tenure at UNM, Weinzirl was also the director of the Hadley Climatological Laboratory. In 1907, Weinzirl worked as a chemist for the city of Albuquerque. Later in 1907, Weinzirl accepted a teaching appointment at the University of Washington in Seattle where he continued his research into a cure for tuberculosis. Weinzirl's commitment to tuberculosis research was manifested in the more than forty-five articles on tuberculosis, public health, bacteriology, and climatology he wrote over the course of his career. Weinzirl died in Seattle in 1935.


19 items (1 folder) : 19 photographic prints

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This collection contains photographs of the University of New Mexico and other Albuquerque locations.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 4. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the John Weinzirl 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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Finding Aid of the John Weinzirl Photograph Collection, 1900-1910
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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