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Stephen Vaughn Pictorial Collection of the Penitentiary of New Mexico

Identifier: PICT-2012-006

Scope and Content

The collection consists of five prints taken by Stephen Vaughn depicting the Penitentiary of New Mexico. It also contains three (3) diagrams of the penitentiary from the 1980 Attorney General’s Report on the prison riot (cited below in Related Material).


  • 1980-2011

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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.


Stephen Vaughn is a physician and former medical director of the New Mexico Corrections Department. He received his PhD in cell biology in 1991 from the University of California, Irvine. He then received his MD from Boston University in 1995. He has taken a special interest in photographing the Penitentiary of New Mexico.


8 items (1 folder) : 5 photographs, 3 diagrams


Photographs and diagrams of the old New Mexico State Penitentiary.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 10. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Photographs Available Online

The five photographs from the Stephen Vaughn Collection of the New Mexico State Penitentiary are available online via New Mexico Digital Collections.

Related Material

Attorney General’s Office, New Mexico. Report of the Attorney General on February 2 and 3, 1980 riot at the Penitentiary of New Mexico. Santa Fe: State of New Mexico, Office of the Attorney General, 1980.
Finding Aid of the Stephen Vaughn Pictorial Collection of the Penitentiary of New Mexico, 1980-2011
Edited Full Draft
Clare Daniel
© 2012
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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