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Lena Heath Pictorial Collection

Identifier: PICT-2015-007

Scope and Content

The Lena Heath Pictorial Collection contains photographs taken by Heath when she first arrived in New Mexico. The photographs are of Taos Pueblo, Bandelier National Monument, Frijoles Canyon, Shiprock, Navajo girl herding sheep, the Sandia Mountains Heath's home, trees, petroglyphs, mission churches, and miscellanous New Mexico landscapes. Also included is one portrait of Heath.


  • 1947

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.


Lena Laura Heath was born on 06 December 1896 in Haywood, Tennessee to Jarvis and Minnie Heath. After WWII she transferred from United Charities in Chicago where she worked as a social worker to Albuquerque where she worked as the district child welfare supervisor. She died June 18, 1968 in Albuquerque.


23 items (1 folder) : 23 photographic prints

Language of Materials



23 black & white photographs of New Mexico.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 10. Filed by Pictorial Number.
Finding Aid of the Lena Heath Pictorial Collection, 1947
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Eileen Price
© 2015
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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