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.
New Mexico Humanities Council, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico Technology Council, is planning a new THATCamp for January 14, 2017 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The Central New Mexico THATCamp will be convening from 10 am – 5 pm in the Domenici Education Building of the NHCC, then gathering for a mixer at Fatpipe ABQ, from 7 – 10 pm. are asking for a $25 registration fee, which can be submitted through PayPal or paid at the door with cash or check. This will cover lunch and a t-shirt.
The University of New Mexico Libraries announces the Rudolfo Anaya Digital Archive! This project is dedicated to developing a comprehensive information resource about the life and work of author Rudolfo Anaya. We are currently in the process of scanning a large collection of Anaya’s manuscripts and papers, which will become available on the website in the coming months. These archives will offer a major Digital Humanities research tool to aid students and faculty in studying Chicano literature.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced Rudolfo Anaya as one of twelve distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. On September 22, 2016, President Barack Obama will present the awards in a formal ceremony at the White House. According to the NEH press release, Anaya was chosen “For his pioneering stories of the American southwest. His works of fiction and poetry celebrate the Chicano experience and reveal universal truths about the human condition—and as an educator, he has spread a love of literature to new generations.”
The Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections in Zimmerman Library has opened a new exhibit, “Life & Times On NM Route 66.” The exhibit is located in the Frank Waters Room 105 in Zimmerman Library and will be up through December 2016. A lecture series on Route 66 is also being offered this fall: