SANTA FE LIVING TREASURES, Volume II, 1994-2008
Our Elders, Our Hearts
By Richard McCord with photographs by Steve Northup
Volume II of Santa Fe Living Treasures covers the years 1994-2008 and depicts 96 portraits and profiles of elders who contributed in a myriad different ways to improve the quality of life in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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The first program of its kind ever established in America, Santa Fe Living Treasures has since 1984 honored almost 200 remarkable men and women elders, plus a few organizations, whose enormous contributions to the community have made Santa Fe one of the world’s most special places. Volume II, 1994-2008, presents—in words and images—moving, heartwarming, and amazing portraits of what these Treasures have done, and the greatness they have achieved. It’s almost too much to believe—but believe.
"When I was growing up in the 1950s, our elders were called Don and Doña. These were not titles of nobility, but rather titles of respect and admiration. Growing up then, we would consult our elders on matters of the world, life, and our history. Today there are Blackberries and the Internet for information—but for truth and wisdom, only our elders can advise us."
--Orlando Romero, author, former director, Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
"This book is as beautiful as the people, and the state, that it celebrates. The photographs and the writing bear witness to a great love that all New Mexicans share: for our culture, for our history, and the landscape that cradles us in its arms. These Living Treasures have nurtured that love and are passing it on to the next generation. Profound thanks are due all of them."
--John Nichols, author
“Without the recollections of our community elders there is no history."
--Ana Pacheco, publisher, La Herencia magazine
“Living Treasures is an important organization that records and documents the lives and experiences of northern New Mexicans who have been active in many facets of community affairs. Living Treasures provides an invaluable service to those of us interested in the lives of these women and men, and preserves important cultural and historical information of New Mexico for future generations."
--Tómas Jaehn, Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
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