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Zuni Pueblo. Photograph by Ben Wittick (ca. 1940's) (Cat# 97.10.22)

The Maxwell Archives are open to the public.

The document archives include supporting documentation from the University of New Mexico’s Archaeological Field Schools; personal papers, letters, and manuscripts of professors from UNM’s Anthropology Department and other anthropologists, Maxwell Museum archives and more.

The Maxwell has approximately 10,000 photographs in its archive.  These include the work of such noted photographers as Joseph Imhof and John Collier, Jr. and the substantial Soil Conservation Service Collection and many more. 

For access to the Archives please see policies on collections use and contact the Museum Archivist.  Hours are by appointment, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Highlighted Archival Collections: 
Collection: 
Florence Hawley Ellis Papers
Summary: 
The Florence Hawley Ellis Papers (1859-2009) include personal/biographical papers, correspondence, archaeological field school documentation, publications (published and unpublished articles, monographs, etc.), dendrochronology research, maps, photographs, and teaching and research material on the ethnology, archaeology and anthropology of the American Southwest.