Memorializing the Fallen Soldiers of WWI

Memorializing the Fallen Soldiers of WWI

More than 500 men from New Mexico ended up as casualties of World War I. In the War’s aftermath, the New Mexico Board of Historical Services launched an initiative to memorialize those fallen men, culminating in a memory gathering project and archive.

MCMP Cuadernos

MCMP Cuadernos

The Manitos Cuaderno Series began in the summer of 2020 to gather stories about sickness and wellness from the Spanish Flu of 1918 to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The word cuaderno comes from the Latin quaternus and means a set of folded sheets of paper that form a book, a notebook. Historically, leatherbound cuadernos have been used to record celestial movements of the sun, moon, and the stars as well as the accountings upon the ground, the movement of livestock, of waters, and of the…

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WW I Recruits ~ Taos County

WW I Recruits ~ Taos County

During the years immediately following World War I, Lansing Bloom was hired at the Museum of New Mexico charged with directing the Museum’s War History Service. In this capacity, he was responsible for compiling the biographical records and information about New Mexico’s 16,000 World War I veterans. Toward this end, Bloom conducted a survey of surviving WWI veterans of NM. Approximately seventy-percent of the surveys were returned and are housed today at the New Mexico State Archives in Santa Fe,…

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Manitos Metadata Platica: Session 3 : Permissions and Consent Transparency for Archive Contributors, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:00pm

Manitos Metadata Platica: Session 3 : Permissions and Consent Transparency for Archive Contributors, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:00pm

For this session, Amy Winter and Katie Gray, Head of Archives for New Mexico Highlands University’s Donnelly Library and Manitos Project Archival Consultant, will discuss best practices surrounding Permissions, Use Transparency and other issues of Digital Rights and Consent, in the context of the Manitos Archive.

Regalo: The Book of My Ancestors

Regalo: The Book of My Ancestors

As a small child about 7 years old I remember my grandmother Martha inheriting a beautiful old photo album shortly after the passing of her father Abe. I remember my grandmother bringing the album home, setting it on the table, dimming the kitchen light and stressing that we had to look through it quickly to preserve the photos. I remember asking my grandmother who the people in the photos were and her response, “old people,” followed by a chuckle, “they…

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Northern NM Music: Past and Present Project

Northern NM Music: Past and Present Project

In the fall of 2020, Questa Creative Council board members invited Costilla native son and accomplished musician, Chris Arellano to create and lead a project exploring musical traditions in Northern NM and Southern CO. The project was spurred on by community members’ desire for more cultural sharing, honoring, celebrating, preserving and perpetuating of beloved local religious and secular music traditions. The project began with this question: How has musical expression in its many forms shaped the culture and people of…

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AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK OF ARCHIVES

AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK OF ARCHIVES

Hello my name is Gabriel Meléndez and I am the author of the Book of Archives and Other Stories from the Mora Valley published in 2017 by the University of Oklahoma Press.  It is my pleasure to read an excerpt from the book for the Manitos Community Memory Project and to post both the recording and these selections in English and Spanish that come from the last story in the book called “The Ante, Six Bets on the Infinte/El Alce,…

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Acequias: Water Sharing and Megadrought

Acequias: Water Sharing and Megadrought

Join the NMAA for a gathering to discuss mega-drought and the climate crisis. Community leaders will share how they are responding through ancestral wisdom, collaboration, and fierce dedication toour communities.

TONIGHT Tuesday May 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm
Online using Zoom OR phone!

This PART ONE event will include an overview of recent drought monitor and climate data and sessions on water sharing practices within and between acequias.