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UNM Memorabilia Collection

Identifier: UNMA-071

Scope and Content Note

The Gifts collection contains a wide variety of materials including photos, personal documents, scrapbooks, news clippings, event programs, dance cards, clothing and textiles, commemorative buttons and brooches, toys and decorative items, notebooks, stationary, coffee cups, and wine glasses. Many of these items are related to events held at or by the University including student dances, homecoming, commencement, and the groundbreaking ceremony for the 2001 renovation of the Student Union Building. Donors of materials include alumna Susan Elder, former Academic Vice President Charles Travelstead, former landscape architect to the University Robert Johns, and Lance Bell, son of alumnus Irving Bell.


  • 1894-present

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Historical Note

The University of New Mexico was established by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico in 1889. The University Archives was established in 1985 in conjunction with planning for the University’s Centennial celebration in 1989.


16 Cubic Feet (16 boxes and 1 oversized folder)


The UNM Memorabilia collection consists of University of New Mexico memorabilia donated to the University Archives by various individuals including alumni and former faculty.
Finding Aid of the UNM Memorabilia Collection, 1894-present
© 2012
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

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