• WED   9.25   10-1 am
    THR   9.26   10-1 am
    SAT   9.28   1-2 am
    Zimmerman Library, Main Lobby
    Zimmerman Architectural Tours

    Learn about the history of Zimmerman Library’s architecture, furnishings and art and get a peek behind the scenes during a one-hour tour of the library. The tours will concentrate on the original Meem designed building and will be led by Audra Bellmore, Curator of the John Gaw Meem Archives of Southwestern Architecture.

    Space is limited for each tour. Please RSVP.

  • THR   9.26   6-6:30 pm
    Film Premiere
    at UNM Student Union Theater, Lower Level, followed by...
    THR   9.26   6:30-7 pm
    Panel Discussion with filmmakers, architects and historians
    Zimmerman@75: The Heart of Campus

    Zimmerman@75: The Heart of Campus is a visually stunning documentary about the history of Zimmerman Library, seen through the eyes of architects, artists, administrators, students, staff, and the community. Since opening in 1938 Zimmerman Library has been in continuous use and remains a vital part of the UNM experience. Filmmaker Aracely Chapa has produced and directed an emotional and reverential tribute to Zimmerman’s past as well as its future, with generous funding from the UNM Center for Regional Studies.

    Seating is limited. Please RSVP.

  • THR   9.26   7-8:30 pm
    Zimmerman Library, West Wing
    Zimmerman Library Anniversary Party

    Join the faculty and staff of the library and the UNM community in the historic West Wing at Zimmerman Library for a celebration of the Zimmerman Library documentary premiere and of the enduring beauty of Zimmerman Library.

    Please RSVP.

  • 9.1 – 12.15
    All exhibitions are free and open to all during normal library operating hours.
    Zimmerman Library 75th Anniversary Exhibitions
    Zimmerman Library Historical Photos
    Zimmerman Library

    Zimmerman Library Historical Photos features photos, plans and documents chronicling the history of Zimmerman Library on display in various locations on the first floor. The exhibition will also include examples of UNM Press Books and best sellers from 1938.

    The Business of Opening Zimmerman Library
    Parish Memorial Library for Business & Economics

    The Business of Opening Zimmerman Library features documents, correspondence and plans illustrating the complex planning required to open an academic library as well as examples of technology used over the years.

    Zimmerman Library Construction & Landscaping
    Centennial Science & Engineering Library

    Zimmerman Library Construction & Landscaping features plans and photographs of the original building, the major additions and renovations and the historical landscape surrounding the library.

    Zimmerman Library Art & Architecture
    Fine Arts & Design Library

    Zimmerman Library Art & Architecture features images of the art and architectural features of the original Zimmerman Library including photography, paintings and examples of John Gaw Meem drawings.

    Building a Library of the Americas
    Herezstein Latin American Gallery, Zimmerman Library

    This exhibition honors those early individuals, James F. Zimmerman, Joaquin Ortega, Wilma L. Shelton, and George P. Hammond, who envisioned Zimmerman Library as a true library of the Americas. The University Libraries' collection of Latin America-related books and rare visual and written materials currently stands as one of the finest and most extensive in the nation. This tradition of excellence dates back to the library’s opening in 1938, when University administration under the leadership of President James F. Zimmerman sought to “build this library into one of the finest research collections on Southwestern and Latin American material.”

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