The State Archives is one of New Mexico’s most important historical and cultural resources. As the central repository of state government records and the custodian of numerous private papers and manuscript collections, the State Archives is the primary steward of New Mexico’s documentary heritage. The repository houses records from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, including documents dating from New Mexico’s Spanish (1621-1821), Mexican (1821-1846), and Territorial (1846-1912) periods of history.
HERITAGE contains descriptive information and some digital images of primary source materials maintained and preserved by the New Mexico State Archives. Holdings include documents, photographs, motion picture film, maps, sound recordings, and bound materials. Researchers may search our online finding aids to locate primary source material relative to their interests.
Archival holdings are vast, so cataloging is ongoing. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the Archives reference desk at (505) 476-7948 or via e-mail at Archives@state.nm.us. The catalog is updated regularly.