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New Mexico State University

University Library News Release

Date: July 19, 2010


CONTACT: Kristina Martinez, NMSU Library, (575) 646-1508,

NMSU Round-Up Digitization Celebration Planned

Round-Up Digitization Celebration Poster 2010
Round-Up Digitization Celebration Poster

New Mexico State University's student run newspaper, The Round-Up, and its predecessor, The New Mexico Collegian, are not only the central source of readily available material on the history of NMSU, but also an important source of regional history. The student newspaper has been published since 1893 and it is one of the most highly requested resources in the Archives' collections at the NMSU Library. In 2009, due to the increasing fragility of the original newspapers, the NMSU Library committed to raise funds to digitize the newspapers from 1893 - 1999, both for preservation purposes and to make the historical information more widely available.

Thanks to the most generous contributions of the following organizations and individuals, issues of The New Mexico Collegian and The Round-Up from 1893 - 1999 are now searchable online at

  • Associated Students of New Mexico State University
  • New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board
  • Kevin J. and Barbara Barry, Round-Up 1968 - 1970
  • Lana Cunningham Cooper, Round-Up 1973 - 1974
  • Barbara Funkhouser, Round-Up 1949 - 1952
  • Edward R. Lucas, Round-Up 1959 - 1961
  • Scott D. Merville, Round-Up 1974 - 1978
  • John (Gene) Michals, Round-Up 1963 - 1965
  • Barbara Wunsch O'Gwynn, Round-Up 1950 - 1951
  • Barbara Kerr Page, Round-Up 1967 - 1971
  • Tim Parker, Round-Up 1974-1977
  • Stephanie C. Thorp, Round-Up 1963 - 1966
  • Don West, Round-Up 1946-1950 - In Memory of Carroll Warren West and Ava Smith
  • Jess C. Williams III, Round-Up 1982 - 1985

A celebration of the project is planned for August 20, 2010 at Branson Library, 4th Floor - Gallery from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, or to RSVP please call 575- 646-1508 or e-mail Kristina Martinez at