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Celebrate Archives Week 2006
Recovering Women’s History: An Exploration into the Historical Record

New Mexico Commission of Public Records- State Records Center and Archives
Public entrance: 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, New Mexico

All events are free and open to the public.

Archives Week events serve to raise awareness of the significance of historical documents and their relevance to the issues of today.  The New Mexico State Records Center and Archives has chosen Recovering Women’s History: An Exploration into the Historical Record as the theme for this year’s celebration. A two day symposium on women’s issues, a lecture and book signing, and screenings of select films from the Department of Health’s education programs to be held at the Santa Fe Film Center, Northern New Mexico College and University of New Mexico will highlight the 2006 Archives Week celebration.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – SANTA FE

Lecture and Book Signing – True Tales of an Archives Adventuress
Ms. Sharon Niederman
Monday, October 16, 2006
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
State Records Center and Archives
Public Entrance: 1209 Camino Carlos Rey

Presented jointly by the State Records Center and Archives and the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society (NMJHS), Ms. Niederman, former President of the NMJHS and writer, will discuss her work with the archives of the NMJHS and sign her newest work Return to Abo.

For more information visit the NMJHS website at http://www.nmjewishhistory.org/ or call 505-348-4471.

Women’s Symposium
Thursday and Friday, October 19 – 20, 2006
Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
State Records Center and Archives
Public Entrance: 1209 Camino Carlos Rey

Various facets of women’s history will be presented during this two day symposium. Topics include women and the law in the colonial and territorial periods (1598-1912); women’s perspectives of the Bataan Campaign; motion picture film as a form of documentation of women’s lives in the early twentieth century; and women’s roles in the traditional curing arts and society’s reaction. Speakers include John Kessel, Ph.D.; Suzanne Stamatov, Ph.D.; Robert Torrez; Orlando Romero; Malcolm Ebright, Judith Fein, Pam England, Elissa Heyman, Camille Moser, Marcella Lopez, and daughters of Bataan survivors.
For more event and registration information please click here or call 505-476-7948.

Historical Film Screening – Public Health in 1930’s New Mexico: Five Short Films
Saturday, October 21, 2006
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Santa Fe Film Center (formerly Cinemacafé)
St. Michaels West Shopping Center (1 blk east of the College of Santa Fe)

Produced by the New Mexico Department of Health in the mid 1930s during a time when New Mexico’s infant mortality rate was the highest in the nation (an alarming two times the national average), these 16mm silent films, the cutting edge media of their day, represent one component of a public health educational outreach initiative which emphasized maternal and infant health in an effort to improve the overall health of New Mexico’s culturally diverse population.

Accompanied by Public Health officials who spoke about modern health and sanitation practices, movies such as these were screened at schools and community centers throughout the state. For the contemporary viewer, aspects of the physical and cultural landscapes of post-Depression era New Mexico are also revealed. Recently restored with a preservation grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation, these five films are the only surviving titles of over 50 films which the New Mexico Department of Health originally produced. Films that will be screened are: A Well Baby Home Visit, Materials Carried in the New Mexico Public Health Nurse’s Bag, Sanitary Improvements in New Mexico, Community Sanitation in New Mexico, and Malaria in New Mexico.

Lena McQuade, Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico, and Professor Jake Spidle, PH.D. of the University of New Mexico History Department will introduce the films and provide historical context for the program. Information regarding resources for public health history in repositories throughout the state will also be provided. For more event and registration information please click here or call 505-476-7948.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - ESPANOLA

Historical Film Screening – Shaping Communities: New Mexico Women in Film
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Northern New Mexico College
Nick L. Salazar Center for the Arts

The New Mexico State Records Center and Archives (NMSRCA) and Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) present selections from the New Mexico State Archives Historic Motion Picture Film Collection. While women have played critical roles throughout history, their contributions and struggles have too often gone unrecognized and underestimated. The four films are visual records that document and highlight the lives of various women. As these women share their individual experiences and recollections, audience members will discover that the stories of determination, self-reliance, and perseverance are reminiscent of their own lives and universally shared by the larger community. Whether educating young mothers in the 1930s, challenging stereotypes and breaking gender barriers, imparting one’s native language and culture, or overcoming poverty and illiteracy, these women are representative of those who came before and those yet to come. When viewing these documents, one is struck by the powerful influence women have on preserving and shaping their culture and the world around them.
For more event and registration information please click here or call 505-476-7948.
A Well Baby Home Visit (1937)
Materials Carried in the New Mexico Public Health Nurse’s Bag (1937)
Pablita Velarde: An Artist and Her Pueblo (1984)
Agueda Martínez: Our People, Our Country (1977)

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - ALBUQUERQUE

Lecture: “History of Public Health in New Mexico”
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center and the Center for Southwest Research, UNM Libraries will host a noon-time lecture on the history of public health in New Mexico by Jake Spidle, Ph.D., UNM Professor of History. The lecture will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., in the Health Sciences and Services Building at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center - room 105. Interspersed within the lecture will be clips of historic NM Department of Health films from the 1930's.
For more information, please visit the UNM HSLIC website at: http://hsc.unm.edu/library/, or call 505- 272-6518.

Exhibit: “History of Public and Environmental Health in New Mexico”
October 16, 2006 - April 27, 2007

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) will open a new exhibit on the History of Public and Environmental Health in New Mexico, utilizing its New Mexico Health Historical Collection. The exhibit will open, October 16, 2006 and run through April 27, 2007. A reception for the exhibit will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., in the New Mexico Health Historical Collection room (HSLIC - 223). Exhibit hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m., or by appointment.
For more information, please visit the UNM HSLIC website at: http://hsc.unm.edu/library/, or call 505- 272-6518.

Exhibit: "Caring for Community: New Mexico Women in Social Services, 1920-1980"
October 16, 2006 - December 15, 2006

Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico Libraries is located in the West Wing, Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.