Tag Archives: NMSU Archives and Special Collections

Research Value of Postcard Collections  

The Rio Grande Historical Collections has an extensive collection of postcards available for patrons to view. Thousands of digitized postcards held at the Archives and Special Collections (ASC) can be viewed via our photographic collections database. The information I am about to share will definitely capture the attention of postcard collectors or individuals who may be simply…
Continue reading “Research Value of Postcard Collections  ” »

Posted in Did You Know?, Rio Grande Historical Collections | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Research Value of Postcard Collections  

Christmas in the Archives

As 2020 comes to an end, the staff of the NMSU Archives and Special Collections (ASC) wish you a happy holiday season and a much better new year. We have appreciated the support of those who read and follow The Open Stacks blog. If you observe Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or another form of winter holiday…
Continue reading “Christmas in the Archives” »

Posted in Border Region, Campus History, Finding Aids and Guides, Rio Grande Historical Collections, University Athletics | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christmas in the Archives

The Wendell Chino papers – Mescalero Apache Leader, New Mexico Legend

While NMSU Archives and Special Collections (ASC) has long held significant collections of political content, particularly in the Rio Grande Historical Collections, the Library’s manuscript repository, the Political Collections unit was not created until 2008.  Nearly 2,000 linear feet of records from Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) were donated then and the university hired a…
Continue reading “The Wendell Chino papers – Mescalero Apache Leader, New Mexico Legend” »

Posted in Behind the Scenes, New Acquisitions, Political Collections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Wendell Chino papers – Mescalero Apache Leader, New Mexico Legend

Panoramic Photography at Archives and Special Collections 

A Brief History NMSU Archives and Special Collections (ASC) has a number of panoramic images in its collections. Most date from the early to mid-1900s. These images capture military installments, mining operations, events, and landscapes across New Mexico. Panoramic photography came into existence not long after the development of photography itself. Photographers wanted a better way to show…
Continue reading “Panoramic Photography at Archives and Special Collections ” »

Posted in Did You Know?, Photography, Rio Grande Historical Collections | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Panoramic Photography at Archives and Special Collections 

About Archives and Special Collections

  This six-minute video provides a brief introduction to some of the collections and resources in the NMSU Library’s Archives and Special Collections department, including our website, the Open Stacks blog, and the Rocky Mountain Online Archive.

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Did You Know?, Finding Aids and Guides, Political Collections, Rio Grande Historical Collections, Special Collections, University Archives | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on About Archives and Special Collections

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,…
Continue reading “2020 American Archives Month” »

Posted in Archives in the News, Events, Staff News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on 2020 American Archives Month

The Banning of Henry Miller’s The Tropic of Cancer

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…
Continue reading “The Banning of Henry Miller’s The Tropic of Cancer” »

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Did You Know?, Special Collections | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Banning of Henry Miller’s The Tropic of Cancer

Herman Weisner: The Untold History of a Historian Part II

Part Two In my last post, Herman Weisner: The Untold History of a Historian Part I, I ended with Herman moving his family to Organ, New Mexico. Much of my information came through an email interview with Weisner‘s son, Craig Weisner, of Williamsburg, New Mexico. Craig elaborated in detail in his responses to my questions, he also threw in a few bits of information that stirred a desire to discover…
Continue reading “Herman Weisner: The Untold History of a Historian Part II” »

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Border Region, Did You Know?, Finding Aids and Guides, Oral History, Rio Grande Historical Collections | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Herman Weisner: The Untold History of a Historian Part II

Herman Weisner: The Untold History of a Historian Part I

Part One  Within the Archives and Special Collections (ASC) is the Rio Grande Historical Collections (RGHC).  Researchers know that these primary sources to Southern New Mexico history are boxed on the metal shelves on the third floor.  The late and great Herman Weisner was not only a researcher of these collections, but he was also a donor to them. His collection (Ms0249, Herman B. Weisner papers) is one of the most often used and cited collections we offer…
Continue reading “Herman Weisner: The Untold History of a Historian Part I” »

Posted in Border Region, Did You Know?, Rio Grande Historical Collections | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Herman Weisner: The Untold History of a Historian Part I

An Archivist’s COVID-19 Journal, Part IV: The New Normal

The first three posts in this thread have focused on how the pandemic has altered my work routine.  If you will indulge me, I would like to provide some random thoughts on how this has dramatically affected my time away from the office.  With coronavirus ravaging New Mexico and the state’s economy in freefall, it…
Continue reading “An Archivist’s COVID-19 Journal, Part IV: The New Normal” »

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Staff News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on An Archivist’s COVID-19 Journal, Part IV: The New Normal