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Toney Anaya Pictorial Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-575

Scope and Content

Collection contains photographs (some color and 8 x 10 in. or smaller), contact sheets, and color slides (2 x 2 in.) relating to Governor Toney Anaya's political career, from his campaign for Attorney General in 1974 to the end of his gubernatorial term in 1986. A majority of the photographs are family portraits and vacation photos, the 1982 gubernatorial campaign, Anaya's staff, legislation, trade visits, and political speeches and appearances. Events include: New Mexico State Conference on Aging (1983), Governor's Regional Leadership Conference (1983), Border Fence Dedication (1983), Dedication of U.N.M. Los Alamos campus (1984), and Hands Across America (1986). Some of the many state and national political leaders and personalities included in this collection are: Senator Manny Aragon, Mayor Louis Montano, Ceasar Chavez, Mayor David Steinborn, Mayor Jene Klaverweiden, Ernie Mills, President Ronald Reagan, Ben Altamirano, Senator Pete Domenici, Mark White, Senator Alan Cranston, Senator Walter Mondale, Senator Gary Hart, Jesse Jackson, and George McGovern. Some photographs are of New Mexican landscapes and include Santa Rosa, the Four Corners area, and Santa Fe.


  • 1974-1986


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication allowed for research purposes in most cases. Some photographs may be copyrighted. Check back of photos for information. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Politician and national Hispanic leader, Toney Anaya was born in Moriarty, New Mexico in 1941. Anaya was the New Mexico Attorney General from 1975-1978. During his term as New Mexico Governor (1983-1986), he opposed the death penalty, declared New Mexico a sanctuary for political refugees, and opposed discriminatory immigration legislation.


1752 items (6 boxes) : 1429 photographic prints; 323 slides) ; prints: 8 x 10 in or smaller, slides: 2 x 2 in.

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Collection contains photographs, contact sheets, and slides relating to Governor Toney Anaya's political career, from his campaign for Attorney General in 1974 to the end of his gubernatorial term in 1986.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Pictorial material separated from Toney Anaya Papers.
Finding Aid of the Toney Anaya Pictorial Collection, 1974-1986
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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