University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2-2015


This article discusses a project that took an early archival manuscript collection that was poorly described and catalogued, and underused and revitalized it (in a sense recovered a lost collection) by re-describing it and digitizing material from the collection for better (new) public access.


Society of Southwest Archivists

Publication Title

The Southwestern Arcihvist


Archival collections; Revitalization of archival material; Archival acquisition; UNM Zimmerman Library history; Latin American Collections; Document Digitization processes; Oaxaca, Mexico archives


For access to collection images go to UNM CSWR Paul Van de Velde Papers, New Mexico Digital Collections:



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