Primary Source Collections
The University of New Mexico Archives has nine volumes of co-ed codes by the Associated Women Students, published between 1935 and 1964. Codes of conduct governed every aspect of collegiate daily life. Not only do the guides provide behavioral codes, they also contain dress codes and rules governing socializing.
Selected cover artwork is shown here; the full text PDFs are available in the University of New Mexico Digital Repository.
Other materials digitized for this project
- UNM's First Dean of Women: Lena C. Clauve, by Betty Huning Hinton
- Elizabeth P. Simpson: Menu For Success, by Betty Huning Hinton
- Strategies for Change: Action Plan Workbook, by Lila Aurich
- Transcripts for the UNM Black Alumni Chapter Oral History Project interviews.
- Women of Hope/Latinas Abriendo Camino Poster Collection
Scholarly work by women at UNM
- A Study of the Relation Between Intelligence and Accomplishment as Shown by the Use of Standardized Tests in a "Main Street" School, by Cora Nelle Freeman (Psychology master's thesis). Cora Nelle Freeman was the first woman to earn an MA from UNM, in 1925. She is the only student to receive the MA that year and the third person to receive an MA from UNM.
- Modern Women Poets of Brazil, by Marie Pope Wallis (PhD dissertation). Marie Pope Wallis was the first woman to earn a PhD from UNM, in 1947.
- Conceptual Frameworks as a Source of Cultural Distinctions by Viola Cordova (master's thesis)
- The Concept of Monism in Navajo Thought by Viola Cordova (PhD dissertation). Viola Cordova was the first Native American woman to earn a PhD in philosophy.
- Shirley Hill Witt's 1969 PhD dissertation Migration Into San Juan Indian Pueblo, 1726-1968
- "For the best interests of the community": The Origins and Impact of the Women's Suffrage Movement in New Mexico, 1900-1930 by Janine A. Young (MA in History, UNM, 1984)
- Roots of the New Mexico Women's Movement: Missionaries and the New Mexico Woman's Christian Temperance Union by Clare Denise O'Leary-Siemer (MA in History, UNM, 1997)
Faunistic Survey of a Limited Area in New Mexico by Louise Wilkinson and Hazel Fern Reeves. A biology senior thesis from 1917, including hand drawings of insects, lizards, and snakes found in a two-acre area north of UNM's campus. Biology is among the most popular majors for women throughout UNM's history.