ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The New Mexico Health Historical Collection (NMHHC) at the UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center received the "Best Poster to Promote 2008 Archives Month" award in the Society of American Archivists’ "Picture This!" Contest.

The contest is part of the national campaign Celebrating the American Record, which promotes awareness of the value of archives and archivists. American archives, like the NMHHC collect and preserve unique records and materials of enduring and historical significance making them available for generations to come.

The award-winning poster announces a recently mounted exhibit called "Art in Medicine: On the Fabric of the Human Body," which is on display through May 29, 2009, in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education Auditorium Lobby. The poster was commended for its excellent design, which communicates a clear message about the exhibit and program. The library was also praised for the development of "a solid plan for distributing the poster to a well-conceived campus audience."

The Society of American Archivists (SAA) was founded in 1936, and is North America's oldest and largest national archival professional association. SAA's mission is to serve the educational and informational needs of more than 5,000 individual and institutional members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value.

Established in 1963, the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center is the only comprehensive health sciences library in New Mexico. It supports the information needs of faculty, students, staff and programs of the HSC and provides health-related information services to community health professionals and the citizens of New Mexico.

For more information, please call 272-6518.


Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322