Online Exhibits



Photo of Aggie Veteran

Aggies at War

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion and subsequent actions in which several NMCA &MA students participated, were wounded, or lost their lives. Drawing upon documents from the files of Dean of Engineering Daniel Jett, College Registrar Era Rentfrow, and the University Archives Photograph Collection, we will commemorate the contributions of these students.

Architectural Drawing

Architectural Drawings

In 1936 the School of Engineering - headed at that time by Dean Hugh M. Milton—introduced an art and architecture curriculum and hired a talented Cornell and Yale-trained architect, George Scott Gleason, as its instructor.

Women's History Month

Celebrating Women's History Month

NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections has created an online exhibition featuring some of the remarkable women who have made an impact on the history of the university and the surrounding community.

Clara Belle Williams, NMSU's First Black Graduate

Clara Belle Williams

NMSU's First Black Graduate. She dedicated her life to education as a teacher, life-long student and devoted mother. In 1961, NMSU named Williams Street on the main campus in her honor. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from NMSU in 1980 and in 2005 the NMSU English Building was renamed as Clara Belle Williams Hall.

Clyde W. Tombaugh looking through telescope

Clyde W. Tombaugh

Best known for his discovery of the planet Pluto in 1930, Clyde W. Tombaugh was an astronomer and professor at NMSU from 1955 to 1973.

1960s and 1970s Unrest poster

Controversy and Confrontation

The student unrest that bubbled to the surface at NMSU during the 1960s and 1970s was far from the rioting, destruction of property, and violence raging elsewhere in the country.


Esther Chavez Cano

Esther Chávez Cano was a human rights activist who addressed the horrific effects of widespread violence against women and children in Juarez, Mexico

Extraordinary Women Advocating

“Extraordinary Women: Advocacy, Activism, and Sisterhood”

This exhibit spotlights various women’s clubs and notable women that were/are influential in the region that dealt with women issues and advocated for cultural development of rural communities and other causes.


Fabián García: Pioneer Horticulturist

He was an eminent researcher and academic leader at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. His legacy of excellence inspired many in his time and continues to serve as an example at NMSU.


Gerald W. Thomas in World War II

We have a collection of photographs, letters, and diaries from his days in WWII.

Zuhl Painting

Library Art Tour

Tour the collection of artwork that can be found at the Zuhl and Branson Libraries.


Loretto Academy

The Sisters of Loretto in Las Cruces made numerous contributions to the community, and this exhibit explores the lives of students at the Loretto Academy.


Shalam Colony: A Utopian Experiment

Founded near Las Cruces, NM in 1884 to provide a place for outcast, orphaned children, to raise them to be the spiritual leaders of a new age.