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RGHC meeting to feature program on Harvey Houses

Richard Melzer, a professor of history at the University of New Mexico's Valencia campus, will be the featured speaker at the 2009 meeting of the Rio Grande Historical Collections of the New Mexico State University Library's Archives and Special Collections Department.


Melzer will speak about the history of Harvey Houses in the Southwest and sign copies of his new book, "Fred Harvey House of the Southwest."

The program and brunch will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 24, on the fourth floor east of NMSU's Branson Library.

The program will also include an update on current projects of the Library's Archives and Special Collections Department as well as additional book signings by Archives staff members, including the award-winning "The Whole Damned World: New Mexico Aggies at War, 1941-1945," edited by Martha Andrews with an introduction by Melzer.

The public is invited to the program and brunch. Tickets for the brunch are $14 per person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets must be bought by April 17 and will not be sold at the door.

Parking permits for the event can be printed at http://www.campusvisitor.com/permit/parking.asp. Shuttle buses will be provided from NMSU parking lot #30 across from the Pan Am Center to Branson Library. The shuttles will pick attendees up at 9:30, 9:45 and 10 a.m., from the parking lot and drop them off in front of the Branson Library. Shuttles will return to the parking lot at noon, 12:15 and 12:30 p.m.

For more information and ticket purchasing, contact the NMSU Library at (575) 646-4635 or krismart@lib.nmsu.edu.