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Black Alumni Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: UNMA-027

Scope and Contents

The Black Alumni Association Collection offers a diverse compilation of articles sourced from the University of New Mexico's student newspaper, the Daily Lobo. These articles focus on the struggles, achievements, and contributions of Black students who attended the university. The collection spans from the 1940s to the 1970s and sheds light on the challenges of segregation and civil rights, the emergence and influence of the Black Student Union, notable contributions by individuals and athletes like Don Woods, Ira Harge and others, and the various activities and organizations within the Black student community. The majority of the collection's content is concentrated in the 1960s and 1970s, reflecting a significant period of transformation and progression for Black students at the University of New Mexico. This archive serves as a valuable resource to understand the historical context and the impact made by Black students within the university.

Dates

  • 1947 - 1978
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 1978

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

These articles in the collection are related to Black Student/African American history at the University of New Mexico. These articles were collected by alumni Barbara Brown Simmons, the first Black woman to graduate from the UNM School of Law, and a cofounder of the UNM Alumni Association Black Alumni Chapter, and passed on to the Univeristy Archives after her death.

Extent

3.5 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Black Alumni Association Collection presents a varied assortment of articles sourced from the University of New Mexico's student newspaper, the Daily Lobo, highlighting the challenges, accomplishments, and contributions of Black students during their time at the university, spanning from the 1940s to the 1970s with the bulk of the collection concentrated in the 1960s and 1970s.

Related Materials

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Separated Materials

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Title
Finding Aid of the Black Alumni Association Papers
Status
In Progress
Author
Amber Lane
Date
October 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451