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NMSU Digital Collections

Highlights From Our Collection

Invitation to Julieta Amador de Garcia for a musical audition, April 8, 1920
Fabián García on horseback
Juarez Bull Ring, Antonio Montes
Mimbres Valley Apples, Deming, New Mexico
Historic cookery
Clyde Tomabaugh at the blink comparator machine
Herbarium 1 - Datura meteloides
New Mexico Aggies: Students and faculty of the College in 'A' formation
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The NMSU Digital Collections serve as the digital archive and data repository for the NMSU Library and the greater NMSU University. The New Mexico State University Library Digital Collections contain items digitized from the Library's collection and partnering institutions. The collections allow users around the world to explore the history and culture of the University, the state of New Mexico, and the Southwest.

Visit our NMSU Digital Collections tab for all holdings.

The metadata team responsible for creating the NMSU Library Digital Collections was created at the NMSU Library in 2010. The primary objective of the team is to preserve and provide access to fragile original materials from the Library’s Archives that document the history of the institution, community, and region. Our digital collections have since grown to encompass materials from the state of New Mexico, and the Southwest borderland region. Most of the digitized materials are public records, available with no copyright restrictions. 


The NMSU Digital Collections provides access to a range of resources that cover a wide range in time. These items depict the cultural attitudes, social norms, and biases of the time period in which they were created. The information contained in these digital items serves as evidence for research and analyzing the past to inform the present and future. NMSU Library acknowledges that some of these materials may be troubling, harmful, and discriminatory. We seek to find a way to represent the past for research and to ensure that our current descriptive practices do not reinscribe the harmful attitudes of the past. 

Please contact us at if you encounter a problematic description or have other concerns about the collection.

NMSU Library is the recipient of several grants, including a NEH Grant for digitizing the Amador Family Correspondence Project and the NMSU COVID19 Performance Fund granted to the NMSU Library by the U.S. Department of Education, Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) in December 2021 to support the digitization of archival collections that document cultural history of the borderland region.

Interested in partnering with us for a digital project? We'd love to hear about it!
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What make a good partnership project? Consider the following questions:

  1. Who is the intended audience for this digital project? Is it broad or narrow?
  2. How do you imagine users interacting with this material?
  3. Is the material already digitized and available online?
  4. Do you have permission to digitize and publish this material?
  5. Do you have the labor capacity (or funding) to digitize this work?


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