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A significant aspect of our mission is to preserve New Mexico’s historical records and make them accessible to the public. Please visit HERITAGE, our online catalog, to search our collections and research your history.

 

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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.

New Mexico Register

The official publication of all notices of Rulemaking and all Adopted Rules by the State of NM

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New Mexico Administrative Code

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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, June 21, 2016, at 9:00 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 Carmen Noble at (505) 476-7902 by June 7, 2016.  Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats.

 

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Film Digitization and Storage Workshop:

The New Mexico Commission of Public Records (NMCPR) invites everyone to participate in an informative workshop at the State Records Center and Archives on May 5th and 6th, 2016.  This two-day webinar is a product of the Association of Moving Images Archives. AMIA members, archivists, and historians will be in attendance to answer any questions that you might have.

This free event begins May 5th 1-5:00 pm. May 6th 8:30 am - 4:15 pm. 

For more information call 505-476-9782 or email Thomas Shumaker.

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Building Hours:

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.

 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING - NMHRAB:

The New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board has scheduled a regular meeting for Friday, May 6, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the State Records Center and Archives, 1209 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 Thomas Shumaker at 505-476-9782.  Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats.

A copy of the agenda is available at the office of the State Records Administrator at 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507 and on the Commission of Public Records website. The agenda is subject to change up to 72 hours prior to the meeting.


 

 

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ARCHIVES RESEARCH ROOM:

NEW HOURS

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:

The Importance of the Constitution

By Rick Hendricks, State Historian

No constitution no statehood, for New Mexico it was as simple as that.  more...

 

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.

 

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SRCA HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

The State Records Center and Archives offices will be closed for most Federal holidays.

January 1, 2016 - New Year's Day
January 18, 2016 - MLK Birthday
May 30, 2016 - Memorial Day
July 4, 2016 - Independence Day
September 5, 2016 - Labor Day
October 10, 2016 - Columbus Day
November 11, 2016 - Veterans Day
November 24-25, 2016 - Thanksgiving Day
December 26, 2106 - Christmas Day

 

Records Management

Another priority for us is providing records management programs for State agencies. 


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