Date: February 3, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Mexico State University Library has contributed 1,105 items to the Celebrating New Mexico Statehood Project. The project, coordinated by the University of New Mexico (UNM) and funded by the Center for Regional Studies, is a collection of digital items that celebrates the centennial of New Mexico’s statehood in 2012. The collection was built from items contributed by twelve institutions across New Mexico.
At the NMSU Library, historically significant content was selected by University Archivist Martha Andrews, Special Collections Librarian Larry Creider and Rio Grande Historical Collections Processing Archivist Charles Stanford. This content includes photos of Las Cruces and the surrounding area around the time that New Mexico was pursuing statehood, a special edition of the Las Cruces Citizen and correspondence between important figures from that period.
Metadata Librarian Ingrid Schneider of the Library’s Technical Services Department added descriptive and technical information to the items before uploading them to UNM servers. The work took approximately three months to complete.
Visit the Celebrating New Mexico Statehood Web site at http://digitalnm.unm.edu. For more information, contact Archives & Special Collections department head Steve Hussman at (575) 646-3839.