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C.H. Tyler Townsend – Early Swashbuckling Professor 

The University Archives here in the NMSU Library contain some real gems of the early history of the college. These include papers of early administrators (most notably founder and first president Hiram Hadley), manuscript minutes of the earliest meetings of the Board of Regents, real estate deeds and records on the initial land acquisitions for the college, and an…
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Clara Belle Williams: The Desire to Aspire

As the NMSU campus celebrates Black History Month, the Open Stacks hopes to highlight the achievements of Black students, faculty, and staff, as well as those throughout New Mexico and the Borderlands. Clara Belle Drisdale Williams made history in 1937 when she became the first African American to graduate from the New Mexico College of…
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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’s 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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