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:
1. September 14, 2016, lecture 6:30-7:30, reception to follow, Willard Room, Zimmerman Library, UNM, main campus.
Lecture: Prismacolor and Neon: The Craftwork of Mid-Century Route 66 Signs.
Speakers: Mark Childs, College of Architecture and Planning, UNM and Ellen Babcock, College of Fine Arts, UNM.
2. September 28, lecture 12:00-1:00, Waters Room.
Lecture: Historic Route 66 through New Mexico.
Speaker: Baldwin Burr, Photoarchivist and Oral Historian, Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts.
3. October 4, 6:00-6:30 reception, 6:30-7:30 lecture, Waters Room.
Lecture: Courageous Motorists: African American Pioneers on Route 66.
Speaker: Dr. Frank Norris, National Trails Intermountain Region, National Park Service, Santa Fe.
4. October 12, 12:00-1:00 lecture, Waters Room.
Lecture: Maisel’s Indian Store: Indian Art on Route 66.
Speaker: Paul Secord, author of Pecos and Santa Fe’s Historic Hotels.
5. October 18, 6:00-6:30 reception, 6:30-7:30 lecture, Waters Room.
Lectures: The Past as Prelude: Historic Hispanic Crossroads and Corridors along Route 66 through New Mexico.
Speakers: Dr. Joseph Sanchez, Director, Spanish Colonial Research Center, UNM and “Hannett’s Joke”: The Story of New Mexico and the Retribution Road, by Stephen David Mandrgoc, Graduate Student, History Department, UNM.
6. November 2, 12:00-1:00, Waters Room.
Lecture: The Hidden Voices of Route 66.
Speaker: Dr. David Dunaway, Department of English, UNM.
7. November 9, 12:00-1:00, Waters Room.
Introduction: NPS National Trails Intermountain Region & Hispanic Heritage along Route 66 & The Latino Heritage Internship Program, by Angelica Sanchez-Clark, National Trails Intermountain Region, National Park Service, UNM.
Lecture: The Hispanic Legacy of Route 66 in the American Southwest.
Speaker: Lena Anais Guidi, Intern with NTIR, NPS, UNM.
8. November 16, 12:00-1:00, Waters Room.
Lecture: Framing Route 66 across Albuquerque
Speaker: Donatella Davanzo, Ph. D. Candidate, American Studies Department, UNM and Fellow for CSWR Route 66 Photo Survey.
9. November 30, 12:00-1:00, Waters Room.
Lecture: Rerouting Route 66 through Tijeras Canyon.
Speaker: Roger M. Zimmerman, Ph. D., P. E., President, Albuquerque Historical Society, History Project Leader.
10. December 7, 12:00-1:00, Waters Room.
Lecture: Native Americans on Route 66.
Speakers: Shawn Kelly and Kristen Reynolds, authors of Route 66 and Native Americans, Cultural Anthropologists.