Deep in the vaults

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Deep in the vaults

Center of Southwest Studies collection is a treasure trove
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As the Center of Southwest Studies celebrates its 10th anniversary in its own building, it has a lot of treasures in its vaults, including:
b More than 10,000 prehistoric and historical artifacts.
b 2,000 ancestral Puebloan ceramic vessels dating from A.D. 600 to 800.
b 450 handwoven blankets, rugs and other objects from both the Hispanic and Native American traditions, including an ancestral Puebloan blanket circa A.D. 1250.
b More than 200 baskets.
b Contemporary Southwestern art from such notables as R.C. Gorman and Stanton Englehart.
b More than 13,000 books and other bound volumes.
b More than 7,000 rolls of microfilm and an additional 3,000 rolls of historic regional newspapers.
b Thousands of maps, going back as far as 1560 and including historically valuable U.S. Geological Survey maps.
b More than 400 manuscript collections.
b More than 700 oral histories.
b More than 100,000 historical photographs.

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