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

Love and Gratitude


We are now in the third calendar year of a global pandemic that has radically changed every aspect of our lives. Our healthcare workers have been working non-stop to save lives and ease the suffering of the dying. Ordinary people going about their daily lives have now been classified as “essential workers.”  These cashiers, cleaners, and many, many others have always been there, but it took a pandemic for people to recognize their worth. To all the essential workers who have shown up day after day to their jobs so that the rest of us can keep going, we offer you our eternal Love and Gratitude.


For safety reasons, this year's Love in the Archives exhibit will be held online. We do look forward to the time when we can see all of you in person. Until then we ask that everyone stay safe and and be well. 

Digital exhibit built by Portia Vescio, University Archivist, Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, University Libraries, University of New Mexico with contributions from Nancy Brown-Martinez, Cindy Abel Morris, Audra Bellmore, and Jennifer Dawn Eggleston.

Searching New Mexico Archives Online (NMAO)

Finding aids for the CSWR are located in the New Mexico Archives Online.  Search our finding aids to find collections related to your topic.

For NMAO - Select a Repository or leave open to search all institutions.  Use first box - Search the Archives - best to use a simple term or topic.  For second box -  generally select - Limit to collections.  

After getting results, find a collection or entry of interest, then click it open. 

  • Option 1 - Once inside a collection, use box - "Search Collection" - and repeat your term to locate it within that collection.  
  • Option 2 - Suggestion for a large collection, use the "Print" button - it will save a PDF copy of the inventory to your desktop.  Use Control + F to find term in the inventory.  

Remember few items are digitized, most are original pieces located in boxes/folders and have to be viewed in person.

The Center for Southwest Research is located inside Zimmerman Library. (in Old West Wing).  If you need help or have questions, contact cswrref@unm.edu.