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This list of selected humanities organizations continues to grow as we add records to our database. Check back frequently for updates or contact our Webmaster to suggest an addition.

Texas

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org/
A nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization for the preservation, development, presentation, and promotion of the art and culture of Chicano, Latino, and Indigenous peoples that presents and produces events, exhibitions and festivals featuring dance, media arts, Xicano music, literature, theater arts, and visual arts.

Humanities Texas

http://www.humanitiestexas.org/
A non-profit, educational organization incorporated by the State of Texas that supports research, education, and public programs in the humanities.

Indigenous Cultures Institute
http://www.indigenouscultures.org/
The Indigenous Cultures Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the research and preservation of the culture including arts, traditions, ceremonies, and languages of Native Americans who have millions of descendants still living in Texas and the U.S.

Texas Archeological Society
http://www.txarch.org/
Promotes study, preservation and awareness of Texas archeology. Encourages scientific archeological exploration and research, the preservation and conservation of archeological materials and sites, and the interpretation and publication of the data attendant thereto.

Texas Folklore Society
http://www.texasfolkloresociety.org/
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Texas folklore.

Texas Historical Commission
http://www.thc.state.tx.us/
Nationally recognized state agency for historic preservation. Consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas' architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks.

Texas Institute of Letters
http://www.texasinstituteofletters.org/
A non-profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate interest in Texas letters and to recognize distinctive literary achievement.

Texas Map Society
http://libraries.uta.edu/txmapsociety/
Fosters the study, understanding and collecting of historical maps and the history of cartography.

Texas Oral History Association
http://www.baylor.edu/toha/
Serves as a network for oral historians in Texas and surrounding states; publishes a newsletter, a scholarly journal, and an annual membership directory. Hosted by Baylor University Institute for Oral History.

Texas State Historical Association
http://www.tshaonline.org/about/
The oldest learned society in the state. Fosters the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas through programs and activities that encourage and promote research, preservation, and publication of historical material affecting the state of Texas.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/
State agency that provides a wide variety of informational, library, archival, and records management services.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas
http://www.drtl.org/
Perpetuating the memory and spirit of men and women who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas and encouraging historical research into the earliest records of Texas.

West Texas Historical Association
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/WestTexas/
Dedicated to the preservation of the rich history of the West Texas region. Located at Texas Tech University.

New Mexico

National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation
http://www.nhccnm.org/">http://www.nhccnm.org/
Non-profit corporation that identifies, preserves, and enhances Hispanic arts and humanities. Develops and offers educational programs for students of all ages.

New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities
http://www.nmeh.org/
Private, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the humanities to public audiences throughout New Mexico. Seeks and funds quality humanities programs for presentation to public audiences and supports worthy projects and organizations that deal with topics ranging from local history and culture to international affairs.

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/
State agency that oversees the Museum of New Mexico system, New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, National Hispanic Cultural Center, State Library, New Mexico Arts and Historic Preservation Division.

Arizona

Arizona Archeaological Society
http://www.azarchsoc.org/
An independent, non-profit, state-wide volunteer organization that serves as a bond between professional archaeologists and avocational nonprofessional volunteers in order to foster interest and research in the archaeology of Arizona.

Arizona Historical Society
http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/
Arizona's oldest cultural organization, founded by the territorial legislature on November 7, 1864 and charged with preserving Arizona history for the present and future.

Arizona Humanities Council
http://www.azhumanities.org/
Non-profit organization that funds, directs and supports programs that promote understanding of human thoughts, actions, creations, and values.

Nevada

Nevada Humanities Committee
http://www.nevadahumanities.org/
Celebrates the living history of Nevada in an ever-changing world. Provides grants for community-based humanities projects. Sponsors and supports public programs and events.

Nevada Museums Association
http://www.nevadamuseums.org/
Non-profit museum professional organization. Web site provides visitors to Nevada with more information about the diverse history that Nevada's museums have to offer. Interactive map locates Nevada museums.

Nevada State Historic Preservation Office
http://nvshpo.org/">http://nvshpo.org/
State agency that preserves and promotes cultural resources, activities and education.