Dona Ana County Rockhound Club Inc. records
Scope and Contents
The Dona Ana Rockhound Club records are arranged in two series: Organizational records and bulletins of the Dona Ana Rockhound Club. These materials span the years 1948-1982. Organizational records consist of articles of incorporation and bylaws, correspondence, financial matters, meeting minutes, membership, and other club-related matters. The bulletins include monthly bulletins titled The Staurolite, published by the club which spans from the 1960s to-1980s.
- 1947 - 1991
Biographical / Historical
Dona Ana Rockhound Club, a non-profit corporation was first organized and became active in 1947. The club's objective was to "facilitate the collections, identification, study, and processing of rocks and minerals" and also "the study of artifacts and the study of the history, archeology, and geology of southern New Mexico." Membership was open to men and women of college-age or older and the annual dies were $2.50 per person. The club met every second Friday of each month during September through May at the Encantada Mobile Home Park Activities Center. meetings consisted of a short business meeting, door prizes, a program of interest for the club. Field trips were also conducted and findings/observations were reported to the members. After 44 years, the club ceased activities in 1991.
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The records of the Dona Ana Rockhound Club Inc. document the activities of a non-profit corporation that was organized in 1947 in Las Cruces, N.M. The purpose of the club was to "facilitate the collections, identification, study, and processing of rocks and minerals" and also "the study of artifacts and the study of the history, archeology, and geology of southern New Mexico." The records, spanning from 1947 - 1991 and contain organizational material such as bylaws, correspondence, financial matters, membership, and monthly bulletins published by the club.
This collection was processed by Jennifer Olguin. (May, 2021)
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