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NMSU staff member receives Archives Scholarship

Christine Moreland-Bruhnke, a staff member of the New Mexico State University Library's Rio Grande Historical Collections/University Archives, has been selected to receive the Colonial Dames Scholarship Award. The award enables her to attend the Spring 2000 Modern Archives Institute June 5-16 in Washington, D.C.

At the two-week institute, Moreland-Bruhnke will learn about all areas of archival practice from experts from the sponsoring institutions, and will participate in hands-on exercises and tours of the facilities.

The scholarship is a national competition judged by experts from leading U.S. libraries and archives.

Moreland-Bruhnke, who earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from NMSU in 1999, worked with the archives as a student employee and now is a processing assistant there.

She also participates in the Online Archive of New Mexico, a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, promoting online access to manuscript collections. This 18-month project, conducted by the four major archival repositories in New Mexico, will provide integrated, consistent and expanded online access to NMSU's archival collections, the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico, the New Mexico State Archives and the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library in Santa Fe.

Sarah Lautman
April 4, 2000