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K. (Katherine) Wood Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-596

Scope and Content

Collection contains photographs (8 x 10 in. or smaller) of Katherine Rose Wood and others related to her career in social work. Personal photos include portraits of Ms. Wood (1957-1984) and group photos with friends (1953). Photographs which deal with Ms. Wood's involvement with school testing for hearing and vision disabilities (1948-1953) include hearing and vision testing equipment and procedures, a mobile hearing unit, and the Intermountain Indian school in Brigham City, Utah. One photograph shows Ms. Wood with M.A. Otero among others at the Santa Fe Youth Conference in 1955. Photographs of the period when Ms. Wood was involved with the state commission on aging include an album entitled "Senior Citizens of New Mexico", which contains a photo of Georgia O'Keefe, as well as, taken by Laura Gilpin. Finally, one folder contains photographs of Ms. Wood with Mayor Harry Kinney, and others, taken at the New Mexico Commission on the status of women testimonial dinner in 1975 honoring Ms. Rose and D. Cline.


  • 1923-1984


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited 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.


Katherine Wood, known as "K" was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1905. Prior to moving to New Mexico in 1934, she held various positions in the social services arena. Her career in New Mexico continued to focus on public welfare and social services. Wood, along with Dorothy Cline, was appointed to the Governor's Advisory committee on Recreation in 1956. She died in Santa Fe, N.M. in 1994.


51 items (1 box) : 51 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in.

Language of Materials



Collection contains photographs of Katherine Rose Wood and others related to her career in social work.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Images available online

Selections of the K. (Katherine) Wood Photograph Collection are available online via New Mexico Digital Collections.

Related Material

Harry Kinney Papers Center for Southwest Research, General Library, University of New Mexico

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the K. (Katherine) Wood Papers.
Inventory of the K. (Katherine) Wood Photograph Collection, 1923-1984
Edited Full Draft
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