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NMSU to host history scholars lecture series

New Mexico State University?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host two talks as part of the 2014 Office of the State Historian?s Scholars? Program lecture series Friday, May 16, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

The first presentation at 2:30 p.m. is ?Military Citizenry, Indigenous Spaces and the De La O Sisters in Nueva Viscaya and Nuevo Mexico.? Sonja M. Sonnenburg, an attorney from San Francisco, will make the presentation.

The second event at 4 p.m. is ?Daily Life at San Albino, 1872-1928.? Claude Fouillade, NMSU French and honors professor, will make the presentation.

?The lecture series helps foster and facilitate an appreciation and understanding of New Mexico history and culture through research, which is one of the missions of the Office of the State Historian,? New Mexico State Historian Rick Hendricks said.

The New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, the Office of the State Historian, the Historical Society of New Mexico and the Center for Regional Studies at the University of New Mexico sponsor the 17-part lecture series, which is held at venues around the state, and this is the third year NMSU has hosted lectures.

?The Scholars? Program provides $1,000 stipends to individual scholars for research in New Mexico archival repositories,? Hendricks said. ?Dr. Fouillade?s research is centered on the holdings of the Rio Grande Historical Collections at NMSU?s Branson Library.?

Applications for the 2015 Scholars? Program will be accepted starting in July.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information visit clabs.nmsu.edu and newmexicohistory.org.