These two photographs are courtesy of Eugene Miranda. Martin Miranda, Sr. was his great-grandfather.
Libraries and archives around the world are making historic documents available for research from anywhere by digitizing original, primary source materials and putting them online. Using primary sources online is a great way to give your research more depth and make your resulting paper or project more interesting.
The Las Cruces Museum of Art commemorates New Mexico’s century of statehood in an exhibition “New Mexico: 100 Years of Art”, featuring the work of artists from the last century (1912-2012). The exhibit tells the on-going story of New Mexico artists including works of art by Peter Hurd, Luis Jimenez, Agnes Martin, Michael Naranjo, T.C. Cannon, Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Henriette Wyeth, Gustave Baumann, and many others.
Revolution, Reaction, Reform. That is the theme for History Day 2012. For those unfamiliar with History Day, it is a national program where students explore history and make a presentation based on their research. In our state, the program is sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council.
Presented here, in no particular order, are ideas for New Mexico topics that students can develop around the 2012 theme.
Historic newspapers are a great way to find information about the past. They have feature stories, society news, school and community announcements, local news and legal notices. Even the commercial advertisements give a sense of what it was like to live in earlier times. Providing a rich source of information for historians, genealogists, students and the general public, historic newspapers are worth perusing!