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Pauline Eisenstadt Papers

Identifier: 2013-10-28

Scope and Content

The collection primarily contains Eisenstadt's campaign and legislative files.


  • circa 1985-2009

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Access Restrictions

The collection is available for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. Duplication of recordings permitted only with written permission from artist, performer, interviewer and interviewee, tribal authority, or current holder of intellectual property rights. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws.

Biography / History

Pauline Eisenstadt is the first woman to have served in both houses of the New Mexico legislature. She was elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives in 1984, where she served for 8 years. When she began her tenure in the House, she was the only Anglo woman Democrat. Eisenstadt served as New Mexico State Senator from 1997-2000. Her memoir, A Woman in Both Houses was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2012.


8 boxes


Collection contains papers related to the political career of Pauline Eisenstadt in the New Mexico House and Senate.

Physical Location



  1. Box 1: Campaign, 1980-2000
  2. Box 2: Technology talks, Citizens to Save Casa San Ysidro, videos from "Legislative Crossfire" and "New Mexico Today and Tomorrow"
  3. Box 3: Campaign brochures, Legislative Almanac, Japan trip, ethics legislation, Media articles (1990-1992), Art in the Park, Futures Commission, Corrales Society of Artists
  4. Box 4: Calendars, campaign, Assembly on Legislators
  5. Box 5: Calendars (1985-2009), House bills, media (1985-1993)
  6. Box 6: Senate bills (2000), correspondence, Senate Finance Committee issues, House issues (1990), telecommunications bills, National Conference of State Legislators (1987), Futures Project
  7. Box 7: Senate (1996-2000), Evolution Bill press conferences, media clippings, campaigns, correspondence, retirement articles, Institute of Public Service
  8. Box 8: Campaign, trip to Mexico (1998), Environmental Task Force-Council of State Government, retirement poem, Futures Project

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed. Materials may be unorganized.
Pauline Eisenstadt Papers, circa 1985-2009
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© 2013
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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