Miguel A. Gandert photographs and papers
Scope and Contents
Material in the collection includes photographic work from college and graduate school at the University of New Mexico, circa 1972-1983, as well as his exhibitions and publications through 2006. Exhibitions documented include Boxers and Wrestlers (1977), Being With It (1979), Let's Boogie at Okie's (1980), Varrio San José: Scenes from an Urban Chicano Experience (1980-1983), Tierra O Muerte (1988), Reflexiones del Corazón (1992), Face of a Community (1994), Nuevo México Profundo (2000), and Hermanitos Comanchitos (2003).
In this guide to the collection, library staff retained Gandert's titles and spellings.
Except where noted, photographic prints in the collection are black-and-white prints. Chronological arrangements within the collection are by the image creation date not the date the photograph was printed.
Conditions Governing Access
Boxes 27, 28, 87, 102, 129 (sound recordings and computer disks): Restricted Fragile Material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
14.94 Linear Feet ((114 boxes) + 8 broadsides, 7 broadsides oversize)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Miguel A. Gandert (born 1956)
In 1991, Gandert became a professor at the University of New Mexico, eventually the Distinguished Professor of Communication and Journalism. In 2011 he became the director of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program.
His publications include Pilgrimage to Chimayo?: Contemporary Portrait of a Living Tradition, with Sam Howarth and Enrique R. Lamadrid (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1999); Nuevo México Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland, with Enrique R. Lamadrid (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2000); Hermanitos Comanchitos: Indo-Hispano Rituals of Captivity and Redemption, with Enrique R. Lamadrid (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003); The Plazas of New Mexico, Chris Wilson, Stefanos Polyzoides, and Jose Zelaya (San Antonio, Texas: Trinity University Press, 2011); In the Country of Empty Crosses: The Story of a Hispano Family in Catholic New Mexico, with Arturo Madrid-Barela (San Antonio, Texas: Trinity University Press, 2012); and Hotel Mariachi: Urban Space and Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles, with Catherine L. Kurland and Enrique R. Lamadrid (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2013).
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization in 2007, and again in 2014. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below, titled according to month and year of acquisition.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Former call numbers: Uncat MSS 24, Uncat MSS 290, Uncat MSS 585, Uncat MSS 787, and Uncat MSS 1042
- Audiovisual materials
- Born digital
- Boxers (Sports) -- Pictorial works
- Gandert, Miguel A.
- Gang members -- Pictorial works
- Hispanic American boxers -- Pictorial works
- Immigrants -- Pictorial works
- Mestizos -- Pictorial works
- Mexican Americans -- Pictorial works
- Mexicans -- United States -- Pictorial works
- Motorcycle gangs -- Pictorial works
- New Mexico -- Pictorial works
- Photographic prints
- Rio Grande Region (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- Pictorial works
- Southwest, New -- Pictorial works
- Teenage mothers -- Pictorial works
- Guide to the Miguel A. Gandert Photographs and Papers
- Matthew Daniel Mason and Danijela True
- May 2007
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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