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Welcome to the State Records Center and Archives
The NM Commission of Public Records preserves, protects and facilitates access to public records that are held in trust for the people of New Mexico.
In 1959 the Commission was charged with establishing the State Records Center and Archives.
We are responsible for the administration of the Public Records Act and the State Rules Act, as well as portions of other statutes. We ensure rules decreed by State agencies are published and accessible.
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Notices and Announcements
Notice of Regular Meeting and Rule Hearing:
The New Mexico State Commission of Public Records (“Commission”) has scheduled a regular meeting and rule hearing for Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, which is an accessible facility, at 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Melissa Salazar at 476-7926 or 476-7911 by August 15, 2017 or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats.
The State Records Center and Archives/Garrey Carruthers State Library building is open from 10:00 AM to 4:45 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays or other times specified by the Commission of Public Records. Customers having business with Administrative Law may contact their rules analyst to make earlier appointments.
General Memorandum FY16-001:
Storage of paper records at the State Records Center and Archives
Effective immediately, the Records Management Division will no longer accept Electronic Storage Transmittal forms for the pre-approval of paper records storage. Electronic Storage Transmittal forms for microfilm will be processed as usual. As regularly scheduled destructions resume and additional space is created, records center staff will first notify those agencies that have already received their storage labels. This will be in effect for both the Santa Fe and Albuquerque records centers. These changes are necessary due to on-going space shortages at both locations.
Read the full memorandum here.
NMHRAB CALL FOR CONSULTANTS:
August 1, 2016
The New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board (NMHRAB) is conducting a search for qualified archivists, conservators and records managers to do consulting work with historical records repositories. NMHRAB intends to compile a list of qualified consultants for publication in conjunction with a call for grant proposals to be issued in October 2016. The purpose of the list is to provide potential applicants for NMHRAB grants with an available pool of professional archivists and records managers who might render consultant services for grant projects.
Read the full notice here.
ARCHIVES RESEARCH ROOM:
The State Archives of New Mexico research room, located at 1209 Camino Carlos Rey in Santa Fe, is now open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SRCA CENTENNIAL WEB SITE:
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By Rick Hendricks, State Historian
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SALE OF GOVERNMENT RECORDS:
Government records are created with public funds and belong to the citizens of the State of New Mexico. Chapter 14, Article 5 NMSA 1978 - Public Records Recovery Act (will open in new window) governs the recovery of public records in New Mexico.
The Council of State Historical Records Coordinators released a statement in 2004 with regard to this issue. The Council requested eBay's assistance in alerting customers who seek to purchase and collect public records.
SRCA HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:
The State Records Center and Archives offices will be closed for most Federal holidays.
January 2, 2017 - New Year's Day
January 16, 2017 - MLK Birthday
May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day
July 4, 2017 - Independence Day
September 4, 2017 - Labor Day
October 9, 2017 - Columbus Day
November 10, 2017 - Veterans Day
November 23-24, 2017 - Thanksgiving Day
December 25, 2107 - Christmas Day