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New Mexico Archives & Archivists Group Organizes

In early 2020, fifteen New Mexico-based archivists planned to meet in Santa Fe to discuss organizing a ‚Äúcommunity of practice‚ÄĚ within the state.[1]¬† Prompted by informal discussions held at the 2019 Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) Annual Meeting in Tucson and that fall‚Äôs New Mexico Library Association (NMLA) Conference in Albuquerque, attendees hoped to organize…
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Nelson’s Funeral Home: Telling the Stories of the Departed

The month of March is a time for spring cleaning and reflecting on items that are no longer needed. As a shameless plug for our research collections, I would like to encourage readers to think about historical documents’ value before discarding them. The following post is about a collection of funeral home records that came…
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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 ‚Äď Welcome and introduction, Border…
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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, ‚ÄúArchivists bring the past to the present. They‚Äôre records collectors and protectors, keepers of memory. They organize unique, historical materials,…
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Dr. Thomas K. Todsen: New Mexico’s Pictorial Collector

Archives and Special Collections (ASC) holds the collection of Dr. Thomas K. Todsen, a prolific collector of material relating to New Mexico and the Southwest, especially photographs and postcards. His collection contains over 2,300 images and hundreds of documents. Subjects include territorial New Mexico, the Mexican Revolution, state parks, US post offices across the state,…
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Documenting COVID-19: Archiving the Present for the Future

The changes brought to New Mexico in response to the outbreak and spread of the¬†severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2¬†(SARS-CoV-2), commonly known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, cannot be overstated.¬† Following the March 11, 2020 public health emergency¬†declared by¬†Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham,¬†New Mexicans have worked to combat the pandemic in their homes, workplaces, and communities…
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Welcome to the Open Stacks! 

The staff of the Archives and Special Collections (ASC) are excited to launch Open Stacks as a way to share with the public the dynamic and diverse content found in our collections.¬† With this digital platform, we also hope to connect more meaningfully with our users, highlight the varied work we perform, and share important…
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