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UNM History: Photographs

A guide to primary and secondary sources about the history of UNM.

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President Heady & Deans 1970 Student Strike

A faculty meeting was called Sunday afternoon, May 10, 1970 in the Kiva lecture hall at the University of New Mexico. President Heady and a number of college deans are shown here discussing some of the issues before entering the building. At this meeting the conditions under which the semester would be resumed were decided.

Lobo Cheerleaders

UNM Cheerleaders on Zimmerman field. Three female cheerleaders kneeling, two male cheerleaders leaping. Two megaphones on grass. Stadium lighting, trees, bleachers, powerlines, and Sandia mountains in background.

Lobos Wrestling Team posed on ropes course

Wrestling team from 1994 posed on ropes course equipment inside Johnson Gymnasium.

College of Education Complex construction signage

Bldg #: 63-70; Name(s): College of Education Complex; Function(s):Administration, classrooms; Completed: 03/30/1963; Architect: Flatlow, Moore, Bryan, & Fairburn; UNM Style: --; Preservation Listing: --. Reverse side: UNM Construction - Mar. 1962. White wooden sign, stop sign, chainlink fence, and sawhorses. Sign reads "College of Education; University of New Mexico; Underwood-Testman Co.; Engineers Contractors; Bonded Plumbing & Heating Co. Inc - Mechanical; K.L. Conwell Electric Co. - Electrical; Flatow-Moore-Bryan-Fairburn; Architects - Engineers - Planners; Bridgers & Paxton - Mechanical Engineers; Uhl & Lopez - Electrical Engineers."

Commencement - engineering graduates

Graduating students from engineering waiting to enter Johnson Gymnasium for commencement.

Peace Corps - Outward Bound training - rappelling at UNM

Man rappelling down building during UNM Peace Corps Outward Bound training.

1970 student strike - blockade at campus entrance

Blockade at Stanford Street and East Central Ave. in Albuquerque, NM, where student demonstrators sang and waved the peace symbol to passing motorists on Wednesday, May 6, 1970.

Geology - Northrop Hall

Looking west at front entrance to Bldg #: 24; Name(s): Northrop Hall, Geology building; Function(s): Earth & Planetary Sciences; Completed: 6/2/53; Architect: Meem, Zehner, Holien, & Associates; UNM Style: Spanish-Pueblo Revival Phase II B. Trees, wooden benches, black and turquoise building sign on lawn, sidewalks.

Air Force ROTC - band trouping the line - 1951-52

Two large groups of men in Air Force uniform. In foreground, the marching band walking and playing woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, led by drum major with mace. In background, four member color guard and squadron standing, trees, telephone poles, and Mesa Vista Hall. Caption reads "band trouping the line - 1951-52."

Asia and the Far East - scene from play - Preciosa with shawl

Justine Kahn as Preciosa on platform wearing shawl with other cast members kneeling in the shadows surrounding her in UNM University Theatre's production of Isaac Chocron's Asia and the Far East.

New Mexico Digital Collections

New Mexico Digital Collections is the central search portal for digital collections about New Mexico.  The UNM Archives has its own collection of photographs available through the site.  Some of the photos are on topics such as athletics, campus buildings, and student protests.