In 1976 the Albuquerque chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) held an exhibit at The Albuquerque Museum to honor the contributions of women to the history, culture and politics of New Mexico. All of the women were 19th and 20th century women who were not all New Mexico natives, but who lived here and contributed to the artistic, political, and educational life of the state.
Original exhibit dates: February 1 to June 6, 1976
Exhibit location: Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Purpose: To illustrate to the community how a number of New Mexican women have made notable contributions to life in this state.
Criteria for selection:
- Her contribution(s) - to the present, to her own time period
- How much and what type of documentation is available on her?
- How available are her artifacts and products?
- a. Artifacts:
- i. personal (costumes, tools, home furnishings, correspondence)
- ii. period (magazines and newspaper articles, periodicals)
- b. Products:
- i. object (music, published document, paintings, crafted object)
- ii. event (passage of legislation, change in public attitude, personal/family survival)
- a. Artifacts:
- Was she:
- a. Productive; attained high order of magnitude and quality in work and [illegible]
- b. Living in New Mexico during the major productive part of her life?
- c. Innovative in her work?
- d. Outstandingly typical or atypical of her time period?
- e. An embodiment of her personal philosophy?
From: Women in New Mexico Collection (MSS 303 BC), Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico.
This material was digitized with the permission of Helena Whyte and Sylvia Fink, AAUW-NM Co-Presidents in 2017-2018, for inclusion in the ongoing digital humanities project "And Yet She Persisted: Documenting Women's Lives in New Mexico."
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