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University of New Mexico Staff Council Records,

Identifier: UNMA-157

Scope and Content Note

The University of New Mexico Staff Council collection contains the original records of the staff's struggle to participate in issues that concerned their work lives. The collection contains the records of the UNM Staff Association and the University of New Mexico Staff Council. The records include memos, correspondence, minutes of staff committees, such as Career Development, Sexual Harassment, Rewards and Recognition, Compensation, Salary, etc., mission statements, the organizations' by-laws, constitutions, resolutions, election results, reports, newsletters, and news clippings. There are a few photographs scattered in the collection. The videos and audio tapes, with transcripts, are from Town Hall meetings.


  • 1985-[ongoing]

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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

In the summer of 1987 the University Staff Association (USA) was formed as a representative voice for UNM staff members on campus. In cooperation with David McKinney, Vice President of Business and Finance, and President Gerald May, USA worked to achieve recognition in the university community. In March 1988, President May created the Staff Council Study Group which was composed of staff members from all areas of UNM. The main objectives of the Study Group were to determine if there was a need for staff representation and if so how that representation should be organized. To obtain feedback from UNM staff, public hearings were held in November 1988. Using suggestions from the hearings, the Staff Council Study Group submitted their recommendation for an official Staff Council to Vice President McKinney who reviewed the proposal and submitted it to the UNM Board of Regents. In December 1989 the Regents officially approved the creation of the UNM Staff Council.


4 Cubic Feet (4 Boxes)

Processing Information

Inquire with reference staff for access to unprocessed addition, 14 boxes, B3-UNMA backlog area.
Finding Aid of the University of New Mexico Staff Council Records, 1985-[ongoing]
Processed by Staff
© 2002
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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