Texas Tech Libraries to Host Tarahumara Presentation

The event will feature a presentation, slideshow and display of artifacts related to the indigenous Tarahumara of Mexico.

WHAT:           As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Texas Tech University Libraries will host a reception and presentation on “The Indigenous Tarahumara of Mexico.”

WHEN:           3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 29)

WHERE:         Texas Tech University Library’s Croslin Room

WHO:             The event will feature a presentation, slideshow and display of artifacts related to the indigenous Tarahumara of northern Mexico. Presenters are faculty members David Marshall, archivist at the Southwest Collection; Carlos Villalobos, associate professor of Range and Wildlife Management; and Ted Holder, retired CEO of Breedlove Foods, Inc., who conducted charitable work among the Tarahumara for 15 years.

The slideshow will include highlights from a collection of 25,000 Tarahumara images preserved at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Refreshments will be served.

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CONTACT:  David Marshall, archivist, Texas Tech University Libraries, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8488 or david.marshall@ttu.edu.

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Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

The Board of Regents of then-Texas Technological College formally established the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library in 1955, but the librarys collection dates to the early years of Texas Tech.

The largest rare-book library in 130,000 square miles, the major historical repository and research center spans a 78,000-square-foot facility with climate-controlled stacks and pulls tens of thousands of individual items to answer research requests from all over the world. In total, the SWC/SCL houses 22 million historical items, including the master Coronelli globe, constructed in 1688 and once owned by William Randolph Hearst.

The SWC/SCL offers:

  • more than 1,600 manuscript collections
  • 80,000 volumes related to the region
  • 4,000 oral history interviews
  • nearly one million accessible photographs
  • 1,500 newspaper and periodical titles
  • 8,000 reels of microfilm and videotape