"Love and Gratitude" -- Love in the Archives 2022

Charities and communities

We all owe a great deal of gratitude to all the volunteers in charitable groups and organizations who help our communitiesA few more images from the NMDC.

Women's Day, celebrating African American women’s service to church and community, Bethesda SDA Church, Albuquerque, 1988. (CSWR Shirley Ann Griffin-Martin Recordings of Albuquerque African American Music and Programs, MSS 835 BC)


Belen, New Mexico, February 4, 1953 March of Dimes charity campaign. (Belen NM Harvey House Museum Photo Archives).


UNM Air Force ROTC students collecting food for the needy, 1950-1952. (CSWR Naval ROTC and Air Force ROTC, UNMA 119)



Appreciation of our Care givers, curers and volunteers

Statue, Mercy, 1937, mother holding a sick child, by Clarence Oliver LaGrone, African American sculptor, teacher and poet. LaGrone graduated with a BA from UNM in 1938. He received WPA funding to make the statue for the Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital, in Truth or Consequences, NM. Photo by Robert Reck. (CSWR Historic Preservation Photo Collection UNMA 012).


Here are a few images of how local health workers, care givers, curers and volunteers have helped people in need.  These appear on the CSWR's New Mexico Digital Collections.  The NMDC contains selected CSWR scanned images, as well as others from over 20 state repositories.

Be'so 'Thlanie, Navajo medicine man, 1904-1907, from original glass plate negative. (Margaret Herter Collection of Karl Moon and Alabama Milner Photographs CSWR PICT 2015-008)


New Mexico Red Cross nurse and local Pueblo women giving World War I soldiers gifts of handkerchiefs, cigarettes and fruit, circa 1917.  (Nancy Tucker CSWR PICT Coll. 000-885)


A nurse vaccinating refugees upon their arrival at the U.S.-Mexico border, during the Mexican Revolution, 1916-1917. (Pershing Punitive Expedition in Mexico CSWR PICT 986-015)


 A staff member serving tuberculosis patient meal trays outdoors, at Valmora NM Sanatorium, circa 1920-1940, Collection 239, Series IV Photos.  (UNM Health Sciences History Library, North Campus)



 A UNM Peace Corps Training Center member providing immunization for an Albuquerque resident, 1963-1965.  (Peace Corps Collection CSWR UNMA 150).


First aid given to Steve Sullivan, a wounded protester, during UNM 1970 strike, by student organized emergency medical unit. He was injured by National Guard members with bayonets clearing the Student Union Building plaza. He was assisting Sonny Flowers, who had a broken leg and was on crutches, to get out of the way of the Guard.  (UNM Student Publications Board Records, CSWR UNMA 146).


Curated by Nancy Brown-Martinez

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