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The Vanishing of Martin Lohman and his wife, Aminda Schaublin 

It¬†isn‚Äôt¬†easy¬†to believe that a pioneer of Las Cruces who once held several political positions, including sheriff of¬†Do√Īa Ana¬†County and¬†first¬†mayor of Las Cruces,¬†could be so¬†elusive to the¬†local¬†history books.¬†Very little¬†is written about Martin¬†Lohman¬†and even less so about wife¬†Aminda. Martin Lohman was born October 29, 1854, in St. Louis, Missouri; his parents, John F. and Elizabeth Lohman‚ÄĮimmigrated to…
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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 As a shameless plug for our research collections, I would like to encourage readers to think about historical documents’ value before discarding them.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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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…
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Eugene Manlove Rhodes

Eugene Manlove Rhodes¬†had movies made from the books,¬†countless articles,¬†and¬†published short stories yet¬†never rose to the financial prosperity or popularity that many western writers have. However, it can be said that he is to New Mexico as Louis¬†L’Amour is to the rest of the world, timeless. Readers of L’Amour’s¬†work understood¬†that his characters were fictional. The characters…
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Early College Scrapbook Donated to Archives

The treasures in the Archives and Special Collections (ASC) nearly all have come¬†to¬†the NMSU Library through¬†generous donations from residents of southern New Mexico. We are always seeking relevant research collections ‚Äď manuscripts, family papers, records, photographs,¬†films, audio¬†materials and other primary source documentation¬†‚Ästthat fill in details of our region‚Äôs history. We want to collect records that…
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Newly Acquired Diary from Local Hero – Joseph Quesenberry

In honor of the¬†Fourth¬†of July,¬†the Archives and Special Collections¬†(ASC)¬†is proud to announce the¬†replica¬†acquisition¬†of the¬†Joseph ‚ÄúJoe‚Ä̬†Quesenberry¬†diary.¬†The¬†diary¬†was acquired from a¬†Quesenberry¬†descendant in the fall of 2019 and is¬†a great resource for those wanting¬†to learn about how¬†a native New Mexican carried out his¬†military life¬†while deployed¬†overseas during WWI. The diary belonged to Joe¬†Quesenberry, a former student at New Mexico College…
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NMSU History in the University Archives

Hiram Hadley surely had little idea in 1889, when he took the job of leading New Mexico‚Äôs newly founded agricultural college near Las Cruces, what New Mexico State University ultimately would become, or the impact it would have on so many residents of New Mexico and beyond. For 130 years, the school has been one…
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