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Friday, November 28, 2014

UNM 125: A look back at the history of the University

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This year, the University of New Mexico turns 125 years old.

What better way to celebrate than with a look back at the UNM’s rich and often delightful history?

Within the pages of this edition, the Daily Lobo has republished articles from the past to relive the memorable occasions of the school.

This campus is infused with historic, oft forgotten events.

In 1968, Robert F. Kennedy visited just two months before his assassination.

In 1950, the student body successfully boycotted Walgreen Pharmacy over its refusal to serve black students. Yes, more than a decade before the civil rights movement gained traction.

These are just a few of the stories included in this edition – there are many more that simply could not fit.

Like the 1937 piece about the kidnapping for the Daily Lobo’s editor or when Elizabeth Waters, whose name graces the dance building, performed on campus in 1944.

The articles in this edition are republished in full, with changes made only to minor spelling/grammar errors. The content, context and language remain as they were in their original state.

The images are either high resolution copies from previous editions of the Daily Lobo or other archive photos from the University. Those were provided by the wonderful staff at the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections.

We hope you enjoy reading this as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Sincerely,

The Daily Lobo staff