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hotographs yellowed by age, hand-drawn maps and old diaries inspire Emily Nash.

Her job at the Texas Tech Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library surrounds her with these reminders of the past.

“I knew this was a place I wanted to work,” Nash said.

As an exhibits and outreach coordinator, Nash must entice others to the library — a sanctuary in Lubbock for materials from the early days of the American Southwest.

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