Category Archives: Special Collections

New Special Collections Titles for October-December 2021

Special Collections added the following nine titles to ASC’s holdings during the fourth quarter of 2021.  The list is a sample of purchased and donated publications and while not exhaustive, is meant to highlight recent acquisitions.  For a full list of Special Collections titles, please search PRIMO, the library’s catalog. Deconstructing Eurocentric Tourism and Heritage…
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Special Collections Receives 2021 SBCI Grant

The Southwest and Border Cultures Institute (SBCI) awarded the Special Collections unit a Library and Museum Acquisition Grant this past summer.  The $3,385.00 award will be spent on published material that documents the World War II and Cold War-era southern New Mexico military and federal research institutions.  The grant narrative below lays out the case…
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Fred Grove and the Years of Fear

November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time to honor Native Americans and recognize the various challenges faced by Native Americans today and in the past. It allows me the opportunity to highlight the collection of Native American author Fred Grove.  To draft his fact-based novel, Years of Fear (2002), Grove relied on his haunting childhood memories as an “ear”…
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New Special Collections Titles for July-September 2021

Special Collections added the following 16 titles to ASC’s holdings during the third quarter of 2021.  The list is a sample of purchased and donated publications and while not exhaustive, is meant to highlight recent acquisitions.  For a full list of Special Collections titles, please search PRIMO, the library’s catalog. Borderland Apocrypha by Anthony Cody…
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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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New Special Collections Titles for April-June 2021

Special Collections added the following 13 titles to ASC’s holdings during the second quarter of 2021.  The list is a sample of purchased and donated publications and while not exhaustive, is meant to highlight recent acquisitions.  For a full list of Special Collections titles, please search PRIMO, the library’s catalog. Ancient Southwestern Mortuary Practices edited…
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Prolific Western Writers: S. Omar and Elsa Barker

Does the Wild West capture your attention? Well, you are in luck and your place to wander over to is the Archives and Special Collections (ASC). The ASC has the literary papers of famed Western-themed writers S. Omar and Elsa Barker. The couple were prominent writers who composed many short stories, poems, and other fictional works, which involve the cowboy western theme. The duo’s…
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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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New Special Collections Titles for January-March 2021

Special Collections added the following 9 titles to ASC’s holdings during the first quarter of 2021.  Due to COVID-19 and staff working off-site, this list is a sample of donated publications only and while not exhaustive, is meant to highlight recent acquisitions.  For a full list of Special Collections titles, please search PRIMO, the library’s…
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Guest Post: Larry Creider, former special collections librarian and ASC Department Head

ASC staff occasionally publishes guest posts from former New Mexico State University Library employees.  These guest posts help capture the history of the library and department, as well as document the work of librarians and archivists in southern New Mexico.  Our first guest post comes from Larry Creider, emeritus professor, who spent 16 years at…
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