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History Opportunity!

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A team of historians and researchers based in the NMSU History Department is writing White Sands National Park's new administrative history! The grant-funded project includes a survey and finding aid of the park's historical resources, oral histories with several park personnel and officials instrumental in White Sands's designation as a national park in 2019 (since 1933 it had been a national monument), a new history of the site, and a selection of interpretive materials. 

Public history students in the History Department can apply for internships, research assistance positions, and graduate assistantships with the project in Spring 2022. Contact co-principal investigator Dr. Kristina E. Poznan at for more information.

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