The personal papers of Pamela B. Minzner have been donated to the University of New Mexico School of Law Archives. Minzner was a professor at the school from 1973-1984, and following her death in 2007 the school established the Pamela B. Minzner Chair in Professionalism.
She left the law school to join the New Mexico Court of Appeals, where she served for 10 years, including one year as chief judge. In 1994, she was appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court and later became the first woman to serve as chief justice.
"Given Justice Minzner's long career in so many aspects of New Mexico legal history, this is an especially important collection," said Archivist David Myers. "It contains a rich sampling of her speeches, correspondence, diaries and writings over the full expanse of her career. It is a wonderful addition to the Law Library's holdings and will attract a great deal of use from researchers."
A public announcement will be made once the collection has been catalogued, at which time it will be available to researchers.