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Ruth Emmett McKowen Scrapbook

Identifier: UNMA-135

Scope and Content

Ruth Emmett McKowen's scrapbook contains photographs and memorabilia from her undergraduate days at the University of New Mexico. The scrapbook is extremely large and contains a wide variety of memorabilia including, but not limited to, pins, programs, dance cards, pennants, fabric samples, and feathers.

The scrapbook from Ruth Emmett McKowen was originally donated to the Alumni Association and transferred to the University Archives. For ease of access and preservation of the pages, the scrapbook has been disbound and pages placed in individual folders.


  • 1914-1940
  • Majority of material found within 1914-1918

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print and photographic 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.

Biographical Note

Ruth Emmett McKowen was originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She attended the University of New Mexico and graduated in 1916 as a home economics major.


1 Cubic Foot (1 Box)


Large scrapbook from Ruth Emmet McKowen from when she was an undergraduate student at University of New Mexico.
Finding Aid of the Ruth Emmett McKowen Scrapbook, 1914-1940
Portia Vescio
© 2017
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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