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Southwest and Border Cultures Institute funds NMSU Library projects

Five projects of the New Mexico State University Library were awarded funding through the third annual mini-grant program of New Mexico State's Southwest and Border Cultures Institute.


g Pace with the Borderland: Purchase of Works by Hispanic Writers in the U.S." and "Expanding Southwestern Cultural Resources: Development of a Mariachi Collection" are library acquisition projects that will receive $2,520 each. Molly Molloy is the project director for "Keeping Pace" and Gary Mayhood, Deborah McCarthy and Molloy are project directors for "Expanding Southwestern Cultural Resources."

A research project by Tim McKimmie, "Vegetable and Fruit Production in New Mexico: Past, Present and Future," was awarded $1,680.

Two archival processing projects directed by Steve Hussman, "Processing of the Keith Wilson Poetry Book Collection" and "Processing of the Mark Medoff Papers," were each awarded $1,670.

The Southwest and Border Cultures Institute (SBCI) is the result of a successful five-year challenge grant awarded to NMSU's College of Arts and Sciences, the Library and the University Museum by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The SBCI promotes humanities research, education and outreach, with special emphasis on understanding and maintaining the unique multi-cultural heritage of this region.

For more information, contact Library Administration at (505) 646-1508.