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Hacienda del Sol shelter

Raised in Appalachian West Virginia, and inspired by her mother’s belief in the power of education, Nancy Baker rose above the roots of poverty and into an academic career. Dr. Baker earned a PhD from Tulane University in 1989, joined

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Jardin de Los Niños

Audrey Hardman-Hartley was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, raised in El Paso, Texas and Hilo, Hawaii, and returned to Las Cruces to attend New Mexico State University. Twenty six years after completing a master’s degree, and following a career

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The Great Conversation

Randy Harris was born on Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, studied history, social science, and communication, and worked in agriculture, media, energy conservation, and entrepreneurial creativity. In 2010, Harris engaged Las Cruces citizens to participate in a series

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Research Questions –– Public History

Can the American home and workplace become sensible, inclusive, and accessible to human beings without recourse from bad credit, zombie debt, and the historical threat of cyclical individual and familia poverty? How do individuals, small groups, and municipal organizations apply

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Hope Stories Narrator Question List

Sunset from White Sands National Park

Questions design general outlines and intentions for the Hope Stories project, a working guideline to consider how a single interview might progress. The Hope Stories Questions list seeks rapport with potential narrators, greater access of memory recall, and to prepare for

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Mesilla Valley Community of Hope Stories

Doña Ana County New Mexico

This project explores human rights, access to services, and city resources as seen through the experiences of staff, community advocates, and city officials at Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (MVCH).  The New Mexico State University Public History based project seeks

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NMSU Summer Archive Internship

Los Poblanos Open Space, September 2014

In the archive, avoid to-do “which” lists that include any list of chores, errands, or projects that cannot be processed by real human beings.  In the archive, and its companion library system, any number of misfortune, pitfall, or researcher led

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Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)

The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) allows historians to display recorded spoken narrative alongside accompanied transcribed material on a single webpage. Many of the steps necessary to complete this process involve a moderate degree of digital literacy; however, patience and

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David Lee

David Lee

creates dynamic open-access community archive environments for public history sound recording projects, reasonable workflow, and longterm digital preservation. Potential narrators welcome to enquire for 2021 telephone interviews by appointment. Teams-oriented Organizational History available.

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