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

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

This is an ongoing digital humanities project that will continue to grow over time. The first phase of the project explores women's academic achievements at the University of New Mexico. 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 data and visualizations, interpretive essays, and primary sources, all of which highlight UNM Libraries' unique collections and the services DISC can provide to student, faculty and community 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.

About the Exhibit

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.


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

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