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Explore New Mexico history through multimedia: Podcasts, Videos and Audio Media.

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Pueblo of Santa Ana: The Harmony of Animals and Tribal Ways

Narrated entirely in the Santa Ana Keres language, The Harmony of Animals and Tribal Ways looks at the interaction between traditional culture and the environment.

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 New Mexico State Flag

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held a contest in 1920 and we ended up with the best of all the state flags.

We are forever thankful to the People of the Zia Pueblo.

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 Roswell Incident

New Mexico will always be famous for something that may or may not have happened in 1947.

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 Stories of the Federal Presence in New Mexico, 1900-1940


Dr. Holtby discusses how the federal government addressed modernization and the impact its decisions had on New Mexicans between 1900 and 1940. Changes in the economy, social relations, and the environment are examined to see how Native Americans, blacks, nuevomexicanos, and Anglos interacted with the U.S. government.

The complicated, often uncoordinated, and sometimes contradictory activities of the judicial, legislative, and executive branches are situated within a consideration of how government laid the foundations for the welfare state and the rise of corporate capitalism in the first half of the twentieth-century. The former is discussed through the rise of demands for veteran pensions as a precursor to social security, while the latter is traced to the origins of agri-business.

  Dr. David Holtby

 Treasures and Tombstones


The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society was founded in 1986 to promote the preservation of Jewish history in New Mexico. One of these components was the establishment of the NM Jewish Historical Society's Archives, housed at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives. These records include family papers from Jewish pioneers in New Mexico, Jewish artists, and the Society's administrative records. Elisabeth Kaplan wrote, while looking at the American Jewish Historical Society's inception, that "[t]he archival record doesn't just happen; it is created by individuals and organizations, and used, in turn, to support their values and missions, all of which comprises a process that is certainly not politically or culturally neutral." The purpose of this research was to look at how the NMJHS fits into the larger history of American Jewish archives and how their preservation of Jewish history in New Mexico shapes and strengthens the community.

  Patricia Westlake