Category Archives: Events

Place & Re-Place: Las Cruces Urban Renewal, 1960-1975

Archivists Jennifer Olguin and Dylan McDonald will talk about their exhibit, “Place and Re-Place: Las Cruces Urban Renewal, 1960-1975” on Tuesday, November 9th at 8:00 a.m. MT on KTAL 101.5 FM as guests on Cafe Con Leche with Nan Rubin, and on Wednesday, November 17th at 5:30 p.m. MT [Zoom link forthcoming]. Produced in partnership…
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2021 Border Archives Bazaar

Join discussions about archives, history, and cultural heritage with a focus on the New Mexico-Texas-Chihuahua borderlands region, take virtual tours of local repositories, and ask questions of archival experts. The event will be held virtually through Zoom. Date: Thursday, October 14th Time: Noon – 4:00 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time) Register via Zoom: https://nmsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwof-CuqzIiE9AJG8wqr0fOHsyS3Wki0GFJ Follow: https://www.facebook.com/BRarchives…
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The Banning of Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read.  Supported by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, the event brings together librarians, booksellers, publishers, teachers, and readers of all types and ages who wish to maintain the public’s right to seek out and express ideas, even those deemed…
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LGBTQIA+ @ NMSU Library Special Collections

Special Collections in Branson Library houses over 55,000 rare, valuable, and irreplaceable books on the history and culture of New Mexico and the Southwestern Borderlands.  Included in the collection are titles by, for, and about the LGBTQIA+ community.  Two young queer poets with New Mexico roots have recently made big impressions with their debut publications. …
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Albert N. Johnson, Public Servant

As the NMSU campus celebrates Black History Month, the Open Stacks is highlighting the achievements of black students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members who have made important contributions throughout New Mexico and the Borderlands. One noteworthy New Mexican is former Las Cruces Mayor Albert Norris Johnson. Johnson was 49 years old when he passed away, with little warning, from Leukemia….
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2020 Border Archives Bazaar

Join in discussions with your archival questions, take virtual tours of local repositories, and hear presentations about archives, history, and culture with a focus on the New Mexico, Texas, Chihuahua borderlands region. Date: Thursday, October 29th Time: Noon – 4:00 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time) Register: https://forms.gle/J3q3zBtDKPAdiJaC8 Follow: https://www.facebook.com/BRarchives Schedule Noon-12:15 – Welcome and introduction, Border…
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Historic Cookery

  As October is Hispanic Heritage Month and American Archives Month, the staff of Archives & Special Collections (ASC) decided to select a recipe from Historic Cookery, a groundbreaking New Mexico cookbook held by ASC, and prepare some of its traditional dishes.  In 1931, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert published the cookbook, Historic Cookery, as…
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2020 American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month, a time to raise public awareness about the importance of historic documents and records, and honor the work of archivists across the country.  As one of our colleagues succinctly stated, “Archivists bring the past to the present. They’re records collectors and protectors, keepers of memory. They organize unique, historical materials,…
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