Photo Archives

Diane Tyink
Museum Archivist
(505) 277-1549

Research Divisions


The Maxwell Museum Photo Archives contain over 80,000 images dating from the late 1800s to the present. The collection includes prints, negatives, slides, films and digital images documenting anthropological research from the Southwest, Alaska and the Northwest Coast, Mexico, Central and South America as well as other areas worldwide.

For information on Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Photo Archives contact:
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
MSC01 1050
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Many of the photographs have related materials in the museum's Document Archives. Some of the research and photographers represented in the archive include documentation from the UNM Archaeological Field School and the Soil Conservation Service, Ben Wittick, George Pepper, Fay Cooper-Cole, W.W. Hill, Edgar Hewett, Charles Lummis, Frank Hibben, Josef Imhof, and John Collier, Jr. as well as material from numerous archaeological and ethnological research projects from UNM and other scholars.