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2012: Past Projects

Ruben Cobos Collection

Ruben Cobos

Over 500 reel to reel tapes of recordings from Spanish Professor Ruben Cobos; with the unique and priceless "Voces de los Abuelitos - Voices of the Grandparents." The tapes contain local Hispanic folk tales and music that were commonly heard in the last century.

They were recorded from Albuquerque, Belen, Las Cruces, Grants, Las Vegas, Tucumcari, Denver, southern Colorado and tiny places in between. There are even a few from California and Texas. Also among the recordings are Cobo's own lectures on folk stories and music, based on the collection. Read More...


New Mexico's Video History: KNME-TV Albuquerque's Video Archive at the University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research

710 broadcast quality U-matic and BetaCam videotapes that represent 5 local programming series produced between 1980 and 2005 by the Albuquerque Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliate television station, KNME-TV. There are approximately 500 individual program episodes, ranging from 30 to 120 minutes each, as well as a large amount of general stock footage depicting famous people, events and locations in New Mexico. Read More...


History Scholars Lecture Series, An Empire of Dust, Thomas Benton Catron and the Rise of Corporate Enterprise in New Mexico, 1866-1921 by Bryan Turo

Two Ph.D. candidates in History at UNM presented on June 5, 2012. The talks were co-hosted by the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, the Historical Society of New Mexico and The Office of the State Historian as part of the 2012 History Scholars Lecture Series. Read More...


History Scholars Lecture Series, "Pueblos and Hispanos in the Era of Federal Relief: The New Deal, 1933-1945 by Jacobo Baca

Jacobo BacaJacobo D. Baca, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at UNM lectured on "Pueblos and Hispanos in the Era of Federal Relief: The New Deal, 1933-1945" on June 5, 2012. Read More...