The University Libraries Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections celebrate American Archives Month in October with an exhibit in the Frank Waters Room of Zimmerman Library, an author reception and brown bag series.

“Researching the Southwest: Recent Works using the Collections of the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections” showcases the works of authors of recently produced Southwestern books, articles, dissertations, video documentaries and more that utilized CSWR archives in their research. More than 50 works are on display including those by John Kessell, Richard Melzer, Joseph P. Sanchez, Christopher Wilson, Miguel Gandert, Enrique Lamadrid, Anna Nogar, José Rivera, Lucinda Lucero Sachs, David Correia, Alyosha Goldstein, Richard Flint, Shirley Cushing Flint, Samuel Truett, Cheryl Foote, William Dunmire and David Holtby.

These researchers produced works in fields as diverse as history, art, music, architecture, community planning, literature, biology, American studies, Native American studies, Chicano/Hispano studies and African American studies. Meet the authors and learn about ways to share your own work as we celebrate archives month in New Mexico.

A reception for the authors will be held Monday, Oct. 21, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Frank Waters Room in Zimmerman Library.

Lunchtime Archives Series

Feed Your Research: Celebrate Archives Month.  All talks are in the Zimmerman Library, in the Frank Waters Room (105). Bring your laptop, bring your iPad bring your lunch – The library wil provide drinks and dessert.

Hispano/Chicano Archival Collections at the Center for Southwest Research

Wednesday, Oct. 9, at noon

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an overview of CSWR archival sources for your research, from 16th century Spanish documents to 21st century Chicano activism, literature and the arts. Hear from Chicano and Hispano scholars about their use of archives.

Co-sponsored by UNM’s Southwest Hispanic Research Institute; Chicano/Hispano/Mexicano Studies and the Land Grant Studies Program.

Native American Archival Collections at the Center for Southwest Research

Wednesday, Oct. 16, at noon

Follow Indigenous Peoples Day with an overview of CSWR archival sources for Native American research. Find diverse and unexpected sources from Southwestern communities and beyond, from centuries past to the present.

Co-sponsored by UNM’s Native American Studies Indigenous Research Group, and the Institute for American Indian Research.

eHillerman: Digital Humanities and the Tony Hillerman Portal

Tuesday, Oct. 29, at noon

Learn about the University Libraries’ latest digital project, promoting Southwestern literary, cultural and environmental scholarship via author Tony Hillerman’s work.  Find us at