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And Yet She Persisted: Documenting Women's Lives in New Mexico

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Welcome to And Yet She Persisted: Documenting Women's Lives in New Mexico!

This exhibit exploring women's history in the Land of Enchantment was created in celebration of Women’s History Month 2018 and the arrival of Dr Garnett Stokes, UNM’s first female president.  The exhibit was conceived and curated by Mary Wise, PhD candidate at the University of Iowa, and Amy Winter, Program Specialist, of the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Program (DISC) in the College of Libraries and Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico.

This is an enduring digital humanities project that will continue to grow over time. The first phase of the project explores structures governing women, attitudes towards women, and women's academic achievements at UNM. While campus borders limit the initial scope of our project, we hope that the project will grow in our second phase beyond the boundaries of campus. 

In this exhibit, you will find visualizations, data, interpretive essays, and primary sources, all of which highlight UNM Libraries' unique collections and the services DISC can provide to student and faculty researchers. We encourage you to explore the project and add your thoughts and observations*.  Please use all of these resources in your research and your classrooms. If you share your resources on social media, you can use the hashtag #WomensHistoryWednesday!  Also please contact us anytime.

We’d like to thank Clark McLean for pointing us to the lists of degrees conferred from the course catalogs; Portia Vescio, University Archivist, for her invaluable help in locating relevant primary sources in the UNM Archives; Patricia Campbell, Marketing Manager, for the exhibit title; Scholarly Communication Graduate Fellow Pamela Herrington for research assistance and preparation of biographical information; and Adrianna "AJ" Jenkins and Alexis Rippy for digitization assistance.

Photo: Mortar Board Society, Maia Chapter, University of New Mexico, 1941-1942

*All comments are moderated.  Please contribute meaningfully to the dialogue to have your comment approved!

Bird's Eye View

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Ornithological Illustrations from SORA Publications

The study of birds, their biology and habits, habitats and evolution and a multitude of other aspects of birds, has a long tradition within the discipline of zoology. There are no degrees in ornithology and most come to the study of birds through a BS/BSc in zoology. Most research-based jobs require at least a Masters level qualification (MS / MSc) and with increasing specialism, a Doctorate. Many people take up ornithology as a hobby, especially tracking migrations and noting population changes throughout the seasons. Bird watching is a keen pastime in the UK for example, and many people in the amateur community carry out vital work in the scientific study of birds - conservation charities are reliant on keen “twitchers”. Charities such as the RSPB, for example, encourage the active participation of bird study and conservation.

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Route 66 Photographic Survey and Exhibit

Route 66 Photographic Survey and Documentary Project, and Exhibit at Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections at University of New Mexico.