NMSU Archives Somewhat Hairy Re-Opening: Two Unique Collections

Archives and Special Collections is now open to all researchers by appointment – no NMSU ID needed!  Precautions such as wearing masks, hand washing, and social distancing continue to be observed.  Research hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment call (575) 646-3839 or email archives@nmsu.edu.

The following video discusses unique items from two collections in the Rio Grande Historical Collections. The first item is a framed photo containing an eight-inch braid of Clara Alvarez, who died in 1913 at the age of 15. Clara is an ancestor of Rosemary Alvarez-Stutts. Rosemary is the daughter of Isidro and Emilia Alvarez, early farmers of Salem, New Mexico. The second set of photos discussed in this video is from the Amador Family papers and contains several locks of hair clipped from the deceased infants of Clotilde Amador Terrazas. Clotilde was the daughter of Martin and Refugio Amador.  Clotilde preserved many items of historical nature and interest; because of this, the Amador family is the best-documented family in Southern New Mexico. 


We look forward to seeing you in the Caroline E. Stras Research Room soon!


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