Off the Shelf

14Jul12:00 pm12:50 pmOff the ShelfRare Books from the SW Research Center of Northern New Mexico

Event Details

Join UNM-Taos Librarians, Kathleen Knoth and Dave Mansfield, for a unique lunchtime program exploring the rare book collection currently on view in the Harwood Centennial exhibition. This program will begin in the gallery where a section of the original Harwood Library has been recreated and continue into the auditorium for a closer look at the selected books. Each session will focus on a different theme from the collection:

Included with Museum Admission.


  • (July 14) See the first editions collected by Mabel Dodge Luhan including works by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, and Willa Cather.


  • (August 11) Dig deep into the history of Northern New Mexico with both English and Spanish language texts exploring various aspects of the life and culture of this region.


  • (September 8) Explore D.H. Lawrence’s manuscripts, correspondence, and posthumous papers from the personal collection of Frieda Lawrence.


About the Librarians


Kathleen Knoth, UNM-Taos Library Director, has been a professional librarian for over 30 years. She started the UNM-Taos library in 1995 and has managed several iterations of the space until 2022 when a new library was completed in the College Pathways to Careers Center building on the Klauer campus. Prior to UNM-Taos, Knoth worked as a children’s librarian in California and a special collections librarian at Millicent Rogers Museum. She currently oversees two fulltime paraprofessional staff and the operations of the Southwest Research Center of Northern New Mexico and the Senator Carlos Cisneros and Healy Foundation Water Archive. When not helping library patrons, Knoth enjoys walks with her dog, gardening, and all kinds of music.  


Dave Mansfield, UNM-Taos Library Services Coordinator, has been a professional librarian for 13 years and with the UNM-Taos family for 6 years. Coming from a background in art and music, he is still actively creating new works and performing with his band, which has been recording and performing original songs for over 30 years. He is currently earning his Masters in Library Information Science remotely at San José State University while living and working in Taos, NM. 


Image Credit: Harwood Foundation Library (in present-day Dorothy & Jack Brandenburg Gallery), c. 1940–1950s, photographic print. Harwood Museum of Art Archives.



July 14, 2023 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm


Harwood Museum of Art

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