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Glen O. Ream Pictorial Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-409

Scope and Content

Collection contains photographs of the Ohio State football team (Big Ten Champions) stopping at the Albuquerque train station on route to the Rose Bowl in 1921. Also, snapshots of the Yale Campus (1920) and Bowl game (1924). New Mexico scenes include: fishing in the Jemez River, persons on route to the Hopi Snake Dance in 1925 (Marcella Matson and driver, Mr. Heward of the Koshare Tours), and hand-colored snapshots of the Green Corn Dance at Santo Domingo Pueblo in 1926. One photograph in Folder 1 shows Glen O.Ream, former principal of Albuquerque High School, with a representative of Collier's Magazine taken in 1929 at Albuquerque High School during a promotion of air transportation.

Album 1 includes 1921 photographs of Santa Fe buildings (Old State Capitol, Old Governor's Mansion, Museum of New Mexico--interior with exhibition--, "oldest home," and "oldest church"); University of New Mexico buildings (1920). Other photographs include Boy Scout Camp in the Sandia Mts. (1922), YMCA activities, Yerkes Observatory, swimming classes - Lake Geneva - Wisconsin. Album 2 contains snapshots of Glenn O. Ream Day at Albuquerque High - April 16, 1972.


  • 1914-1972
  • Majority of material found within 1920-1929

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Glen O. Ream, born in 1893, was principal at Albuquerque High School for over thirty years. He received his M.A. from Yale University and attended a short session at the Chicago Academy of Art. Ream used the latter experience in his cartooning (which appeared in numerous publications such as the Albuquerque tribune, Baptist New Mexican magazine, New Mexico magazine, and the New Mexico school review). Many of Ream's cartoons dealt with school-related phenomena, while others, especially those which formed part of the comic strip "Little First Americans" addressed the culture of Native Americans in the Southwest, albeit in a stereotypical and paternalistic manner. The subtexts of the cartoons display the dominant ethnic and gender stereotypes of the era. Ream also illustrated the book Told in the Twilight by Isis Harrington.


129 plus items (1 box) : 35 photographic prints, 2 albums containing 91 photographic prints and 1 postcard

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Collection contains photographs of the Ohio State football team (Big Ten Champions) stopping at the Albuquerque train station on route to the Rose Bowl in 1921 and snapshots of the Yale Campus (1920) and Bowl game (1924). It also includes various scenes of New Mexico.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved in Big Box location by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Pictorial material separated from the Glen Orville Ream Papers.
Finding Aid of the Glen O. Ream Pictorial Collection, 1914-1972
Pictorial Collections Staff
© 2007
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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