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:
Life and Times on NM Route 66
Aug. 1 -- Dec. 16, 2016
The 90th Anniversary of Route 66 is an occasion for celebration!
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. An exhibit opening and lecture series is planned for the fall semester.
One of my designated duties as a digital initiatives fellow involves the researching and writing authentic definitions for Tony Hillerman's children's story The Boy Who Made Dragonfly. The setting is the ancient village of Ha'wi-k'uh where the Zuni or A'shiwi people still live today. Adopted from ethnologist Frank Cushing's retelling of this A'shiwi tale, its cautionary tone warns against wanton wastefulness and stresses the importance of caring for one's neighbors.