18 April 2008

UNM Library Fellows to Present Research

The following is from UNM Today

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Each year the Center for Regional Studies and the Center for Southwest Research fund graduate assistantships for students to conserve and research collections at University Libraries. This year the fellows will present their research in a series of talks. All presentations will be in the Willard Room of Zimmerman Library on the UNM main campus.

On Tuesday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. five fellows will present their work in four talks.

* “Scanning the Past: Digitization of the William A. Keleher Photograph Collection and Selected Items from the Pictorial Archives” by Kari Schleher and Laura York.

* “From Inquisition to Expeditions: Colonial New Mexico Documents” by Sue Taylor.

* “Conservation and Preservation for Special Collections at the CSWR: Housing Books in Four-Flap and Clamshell Boxes” by Erika Aragon.

* “Collections, Classes and Coffee: The Anderson Fellowship at the CSWR” by Char Perry.

On Tuesday, April 29 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., six fellows will present their work in four presentations.

* “Selling the Romantic: The Landscape of New Mexico’s TB Sanatoriums” by Julie McGilvray.

* “Sanatoriums, Soirees, and the Rise of New Mexico Art Communities” by Ramona Caplan.

* “Histories and Legacies of the New Deal Programs in New Mexico” by Lavinia Nicolae, Sandra Arazi-Coambs and Eric Castillo.”

* “Gloria Montoya Chavez Collection: Enhancing the History of Chicana/o Activism at the University of New Mexico” by Annette Rodriguez.

On Monday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to noon there will be two presentations.

* “Digital Dilemmas: The Advantages and Challenges of Creating Digital Archives” by Sarah Wentzel-Fisher, Katie Councilor, Ruth Cisneros and Brian Luna Lucero.

* “Jenny Vincent: A Retrospective of New Mexico Cultural History through Community Radio and Song” by Theresa Cordova.

The research done by the fellows and their presentations are an easy and interesting way to explore some of the rich cultural history contained in the collections at the Center for Southwest Research. All presentations are free open to the public.

Media Contact: Karen Wentworth, (505) 277-5627; email: kwent2@unm.edu

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