Past Events

CSWR TalkThe Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections hosts numerous public talks each semester in addition to exhibitions and displays. Recent events include:

Life and Times on Route 66 lecture series, Fall 2016:

  • Baldwin Burr, "Historic Route 66 through New Mexico" (Sept. 28, 2016).
  • Dr. Frank Norris, "Courageous Motorists: African American Pioneers on Route 66" (Oct. 4, 2016).
  • Dr. Joseph Sanchez, "The Past as Prelude: Historic Hispanic Crossroads and Corridors along Route 66 through New Mexico" (Oct. 18, 2016).
  • Stephen David Mandrgoc, "Hannett’s Joke: The Story of New Mexico and the Retribution Road" (Oct. 18, 2016).
  • David Dunaway, "The Hidden Voices of Route 66" (Nov. 2, 2016).
  • Angelica Sanchez-Clark, "NPS National Trails Intermountain Region and Hispanic Heritage along Route 66 and The Latino Heritage Internship Program" (Nov. 9, 2016).
  • Lena Anais Guidi, "The Hispanic Legacy of Route 66 in the American Southwest" (Nov. 9, 2016).
  • Donatella Davanzo, "Framing Route 66 across Albuquerque" (Nov. 16, 2016).
  • Roger M. Zimmerman, "Rerouting Route 66 through Tijeras Canyon" (Nov. 30, 2016).
  • Shawn Kelly and Kristin Reynolds, "Native Americans on Route 66" (Dec. 7, 2016).

Collections in Focus showcases:

  • Michael Taylor, Nancy Brown-Martinez, Suzanne Schadl, and Portia Vescio, "Archives Unexpected! Special Collections Surprises" (Apr. 28, 2017).
  • Michael Taylor, "Crazy Paper: A Book Arts Open House" (Mar. 31, 2017).
  • Michael Taylor, "Engraved in Memory: A Showcase of Historical Book Illustration Processes" (Feb. 28, 2017).
  • Michael Taylor, "Bound to Please: Fine Bindings from UNM’s Special Collections" (Nov. 22, 2016).
  • Michael Taylor, "Art on the Edge: Historical Decorative Papers and Fore-Edge Paintings in UNM’s Special Collections" (Oct. 18, 2016).

Other lectures, classes, and events:

  • Panel, "La Musica del Diablo a Pie: Recovering the Nuevomexicano Musical Heritage" (May 24, 2017).
  • Paul Secord, "The Historic American Building Survey - From UNM across the Southwest" (May 11, 2017).
  • Richard Melzer, "The Civilian Conservation Corps at UNM and Beyond in New Mexico" (Apr. 27., 2017).
  • Joseph Sanchez, "Spanish Colonial Cartography and Our National Heritage" (Apr. 4, 2017).
  • Showcase of artists' books for Libros New Mexico Book Arts Guild (Apr. 1, 2017).
  • Encoded Archival Description workshop, Society of American Archivists (Jan. 19-20, 2017).
  • "Women of New Mexico in the 1960s and Beyond," Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (Oct. 27, 2016).
  • Michael Blanding, "The Map Thief" (Apr. 14, 2016). Lecture on map dealer-turned-criminal E. Forbes Smiley. Rare maps from the Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections were on display.
  • Spanish Colonial Decorative Arts Symposium (Nov. 14, 2014).

Recent exhibitions and displays:

  • Audra Bellmore, "A New Deal at UNM: Federal Funding Transforms the University of New Mexico in the 1930s," 2017.
  • Michael Taylor, "Art on the Edge: Historical Decorative Papers from UNM's Special Collections," March 2017.
  • Nancy Brown-Martinez and Jennifer Eggleston, "Life and Times on New Mexico Route 66," 2016.
  • Zeon Sign Company Collection display, spring 2016.
  • Audra Bellmore, Erin Fussell and Katelyn Bladel, "Documenting the Cultural Landscape: The J.B. Jackson and Chester Liebs Collections," 2015.
  • Viviane Faria and Suzanne Schadl, "Borderlands Reinvented and Revisited: Portuguese Language Literature in Print and Image," 2014-15.
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