Lecture Announcement: The Surprising Case of New Mexico: Some Statehood Stories and Their Meanings

David Holtby, Research Scholar, UNM Center for Regional Studies

"The Surprising Case of New Mexico: Some Statehood Stories and Their Meanings"

Wednesday, 26 October 5:30 P.M.
George Pearl Hall, Auditorium, on the UNM Campus

Reception following the lecture

This event is free and open to the public

Event Sponsor: Center for the Southwest of the UNM History Department

Website update, October 13, 2011

Hi all, welcome to Celebrating New Mexico Statehood! The new site has been up for about a month and a lot of new additions have been made. Please enjoy your visit, and continue to check back in regularly to see the new features. If you have any questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know via the "contact us" link on the left menu bar, or you can email me directly at

Kevin Comerford
Digital Initiatives Librarian
University of New Mexico Libraries

History Day 2012

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

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!


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