Baldwin Burr, a photoarchivist and oral historian at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, gives a lecture titled “Historic Route 66 through New Mexico” on Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. in Zimmerman Library, Frank Waters room 105.
Burr earned a BA in Art History at UNM, and did graduate work in the History of Photography and Museum Practices at that same institution. In addition, Burr holds a MA in Education. He is the author of “Images of America: Los Lunas, and Images of America: Socorro,” published by Arcadia Publishing. His book, “Images of America: Belen,” won the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for History. His current book project is “The Historic Ranches of Northeastern New Mexico,” to be published by Arcadia Publishing.
As a History of Photography graduate student, Burr studied with Beaumont Newhall, pioneering photo historian at UNM. Baldwin Burr has also made and exhibited his own personal photographs for more than fifty years.
Burr taught computer science, mass communications and film history at the University of New Mexico, computer programming and advanced database design at the College of Santa Fe, and taught at the Solar Photovoltaic Academy at Central New Mexico Community College. In 1998 Burr was named Teacher of the Year at UNM-Valencia.
Burr is a member of the Historical Society of New Mexico, the Central New Mexico Corral of Westerners International, the Valencia County Historical Society, the Madison County (Ohio) Historical Society, and the Los Alamos Historical Society. He currently serves as the president of the Valencia County Historical Society, and is the secretary of the Historical Society of New Mexico.