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Etta Blum Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-376

Scope and Content

Collection consists of four excellent black-and-white portraits (8 x 10 in. or smaller), including one of Etta Blum taken by Ben Kerns (1980). The remaining three portraits are of Frank Waters by Robert Kostka. One depicts Waters standing in front of an Indian mural; another is a full length portrait taken out-of-doors before an adobe building (perhaps the author's home).


  • 1980

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication 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.


Etta Blum was born in 1908 in New York City. She attended Hunter College and Columbia University and for years worked for the New York City Board of Education. She published two books of poetry (Poems and The Space My Body Fills) as well as translating from Yiddish, poems and short stories written by her husband, Eliezer Blum-Alquit. She lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 1978 to the time of her death in 1981.


4 items (1 folder) : 4 photographic prints

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Collection consists of four black-and-white portraits, including one of Etta Blum taken by Ben Kerns (1980). The remaining three portraits are of Frank Waters, by Robert Kostka.

Physical Location

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

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the Etta Blum Papers.
Finding Aid of the Etta Blum Photograph Collection, 1980
Pictorial Collections Staff
© 2007
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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