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UNM History: Online Resources

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

Campus Publications

Daily Lobo

The University of New Mexico's student newspaper began in 1898 as a monthly paper called The Mirage. It has undergone several name and format changes since then. The Mirage first became a weekly paper in 1902. In January 1904, it became U.N.M. Weekly. In March 1923, it was renamed the New Mexico Lobo. In February 1950, it became The New Mexico Daily Lobo for one year before returning to the New Mexico Lobo. And in 1971 it switched back to the New Mexico Daily Lobo which it has been ever since.

Historical Issues, 1898-1985

Modern Issues, 2001-present

The Daily Lobo, 1899-2011,  is also available on microfilm in Zimmerman Library, Center for Southwest Research:  LH1 N4 M5.

UNM Yearbooks - The Mirage

Past Issues, 1898-1980

Annual Reports

This is a collection of UNM's yearly academic and financial summaries dating back to 1935.

Reports, 1935-2011

Course Catalogs/UNM Bulletin

The catalogs are helpful to see what classes were being offered in a particular year, program requirements, brief course descriptions, and some general university information and policies.  The academic calendar is often included as well as tuition and fees.  Early catalogs also contain a list of the faculty and students.

Course Catalogs, 1892-2009

Meeting Minutes from the Board of Regents

The members of the Board of Regents meet monthly to discuss university business.  The Board’s power to govern the University includes fiduciary responsibility for the assets and programs of the University, establishment of goals and policies to guide the University and oversight of the functioning of the University.

Minutes, 1896-2013

Supplemental materials with more detail about policies are kept in paper form.  A guide lists the meetings by date.  The paper materials can be accessed in the Anderson Reading Room.

More recent minutes are found on the website of the Board of Regents.

Digital Repository

UNM’s Digital Repository hosts scholarly publications from UNM faculty, Graduate Studies graduate student theses and dissertations, UNM administrative and historical records, and more. Please contact us at for more information.