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Rio Grande Historical Collections 2008 calendar for sale

The New Mexico State University Library's Rio Grande Historical Collections is offering its 2008 calendar, "Flood and Drought," for sale. Copies can be purchased for $6 each at the NMSU Bookstore, the second floor administrative offices in Zuhl Library and the fourth floor Archives and Special Collections research room at Branson Library.


The calendar features photographs of flood and drought, elemental images that serve as a constant reminder that life in the desert is a delicate balance, and that an overabundance of either sun or water will produce disastrous results.

The flood photographs were selected from collections of Herbert W. Yeo, an engineer in the Department of Agriculture, and local professional photographer Jim Rives, who captured the images on Aug. 29-30, 1935.

The drought images are from the Jornada Experimental Range Station Program in Rangeland Research, which began in 1912.

For more information, call the NMSU Library Administration at (505) 646-1508 or the Archives and Special Collections Department at (505) 646-3839.