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Clara Belle Williams

NMSU's First Black Graduate. She dedicated her life to education as a teacher, life-long student and devoted mother. In 1961, NMSU named Williams Street on the main campus in her honor. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from NMSU in 1980 and in 2005 the NMSU English Building was renamed as Clara Belle Williams Hall.

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Clyde W. Tombaugh

Best known for his discovery of the planet Pluto in 1930, Clyde W. Tombaugh was an astronomer and professor at NMSU from 1955 to 1973.

Esther Chávez Cano

Esther Chávez Cano was a human rights activist who addressed the horrific effects of widespread violence against women and children in Juarez, Mexico

Library Art Tour

Tour the collection of artwork that can be found at the Zuhl and Branson Libraries.


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Fabian Garcia: Pioneer Horticulturist

He was an eminent researcher and academic leader at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. His legacy of excellence inspired many in his time and continues to serve as an example at NMSU.


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Gerald Thomas in World War II

Some photographs, letters, and diaries from his days in WWII.


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Loretto Academy

The Sisters of Loretto in Las Cruces made numerous contributions to the community, and this exhibit explores the lives of students at the Loretto Academy.


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Shalam Colony: A Utopian Experiment

Founded near Las Cruces, NM in 1884 to provide a place for outcast, orphaned children, to raise them to be the spiritual leaders of a new age.

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