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Celebrating New Mexico Statehood is a resource to help you explore our state's history and culture. Pick a topic from the icon bar below, or browse cultural heritage collections from twelve New Mexico museums and libraries. Online collections include photographs, documents, maps, posters, art, music and video. State history lesson plans for K-12 students are also posted online for teachers.


This website is an official project of the New Mexico State Centennial, and is funded by the University of New Mexico Libraries and the Center for Regional Studies.


The Birth of the Mesa

Our Summer Tony Hillerman post was written by Daejin Kim, the 2017-2018 Tony Hillerman Fellow. He has been working on scanning a posting a variety of Tony's magazine artcles this year, and did an excellent review of a work Hillerman published in the February, 1964 issue of New Mexico Magazine...

Happy Birthday Rudolfo Anaya!

On Monday, October 30, the UNM English Department and the Center for Southwest Research collaborated in a festive celebration of Rudolfo Anaya’s 80th birthday. Scholars, family members, and friends gathered at the Waters Room in Zimmerman Library for an afternoon dedicated to honoring the great New Mexico author, whose work has founded the canon of Chicana/o literature, and who inspired generations of writers across the Southwest and beyond.

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