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Dylan McDonald

Dylan McDonald
Assistant Professor
Archives and Special Collections

Contact Info
(575) 646-7711

Expertise: archival practice, public history, collection development


Political Collections Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Research Interests:

  • Las Cruces Urban Renewal
  • History of the NMSU Library
  • History of Teton Dam (Idaho)
  • Water Resources in the American West


  • New Mexico State University Library Outreach & Programming Committee, 2020 – present
  • New Mexico State University Public Art Committee, 2020 – present
  • New Mexico Library Association Archives & Archivists Special Interest Group, 2021 – present
  • Society of Southwest Archivists Executive Board, 2020 – 2022
  • Society of Southwest Archivists Professional Development Committee (Chair), 2021 – 2022

Recent Projects and Publications:

Before coming to the NMSU Library in February 2019, Dylan worked as the deputy city historian and manuscripts archivist at the Center for Sacramento History and taught at California State University, Sacramento. He earned his MA in History from Boise State University and is a certified archivist. Dylan is an active member of the Society of American Archivists, the Society of Southwest Archivists, and the National Council on Public History.