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This dataset was created for the digital exhibit "And Yet She Persisted: Documenting Women's Lives in New Mexico." Please see the exhibit data page for more information about this dataset.

As of August 21, 2018, the dataset consists of 9289 records of degrees conferred by the University of New Mexico between 1912 and 1953. This time period was selected because lists of degrees conferred were available from the UNM course catalogs and Board of Regents meeting minutes. These scanned documents were processed using PDFMiner, Notepad ++, and MS Excel. Degree recipients' sex was coded based on first and middle names, and the presence of suffixes (Jr., II, III, etc.); if the names were ambiguous or unknown, the sex was coded as "U."

In the future we hope to expand the dataset by adding data for other years.

degree-data-1912-1953-clean.csv (506 kB)
Dataset in CSV format

degree-data-1912-1953-clean.txt (506 kB)
Dataset in tab-delimited text format