And Yet She Persisted

Welcome to And Yet She Persisted:  Women at UNM and Across New Mexico.

This ongoing digital humanities project explores women's history in the Land of Enchantment.  Currently, it focuses on women's academic achievement at the University of New Mexico. We hope that the project will grow to include the stories of women throughout the state. 

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Currently, this exhibit includes data and visualizations, interpretive essays, and links to 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*.  You can also contact us anytime.

"And Yet She Persisted" 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.  The launch in March of 2018 celebrated Women's History Month and the arrival of Garnett Stokes, UNM's first female president.

Our Thanks

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 and launch assistance; 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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