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New Mexico History: Research & Information Resources


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A brief survey of special collections, archives and museum collections available for researchers on New Mexico history and culture, and Southwestern Studies.

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New Mexico History: Research & Information Resources

  1. 1. New Mexico History Research and Information Resources
  2. 2. Rocky Mountain Online Archive (RMOA) • 42 partners in New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming • 8,133 Electronic Finding Aids • Basic and Advanced Search Modes • Keyword Results Highligting • Complete collection holdings not always represented
  3. 3. Rocky Mountain Online Archive (RMOA) • Finding Aids include summary sections: • Collection Summary • Biography • Scope and Content • Restrictions • Preferred Citation • Processing Information • Separated Material • Access Terms • Some finding aids include embedded photos and links to other resources
  4. 4. Acequia Madre House Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Special Collections Library Auraria Library Bessemer Historical Society Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR) Buffalo Bill Center of the West Colorado Historical Society Colorado State Archives Colorado State University Colorado State University-Pueblo Denver Museum of Nature and Science Denver Water Douglas County History Research Center Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies Fray Angelico Chavez History Library Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Institute of American Indian Arts Longmont Museum & Cultural Center National Hispanic Cultural Center National Snow and Ice Data Center New Mexico Highlands University New Mexico Museum of Art New Mexico State Records Center and Archives New Mexico State University Library, Archives and Special Collections New Mexico Tech, Joseph R. Skeen Library Palace of the Governors Photo Archive Pikes Peak Library District Special Collections Pueblo City-County Library District Rio Rancho Public Library Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center School for Advanced Research University of Colorado American Music Research Center University of Colorado Archives University of Colorado Special Collections University of Denver University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center University of New Mexico Maxwell Museum of Anthropology University of New Mexico School of Law Library University of Northern Colorado University of Wyoming Wyoming State Archives
  5. 5. New Mexico Digital Collections • 27 Partner Institutions • 108 collections • 146,665 photo, audio & video assets • Complete collection holdings not always represented • Permissions instructions included at the bottom of each record
  6. 6. Celebrating New Mexico Statehood • 100,000 aggregated records about New Mexico history and culture from LIBROS, ContentDM, RMOA, LoboVault • Teaching aids, subject guides to NM topics (Water, Music, etc.) • Intended for State Centennial, but left up because many teachers and general patrons find their way to our collections through it • 1-2 year plan to upgrade to Drupal 7.x and give UI & content upgrades
  7. 7. University of New Mexico • Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections • Manuscript Collections • Pictorial Collections • Special Collections (Books) – • University Archives (UNM History & Records) • Spanish Colonial Research Center • Vertical Files/Clippings Files • Maxwell Museum Photo Archives • Art Museum Exhibition Files
  8. 8. University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research • • Questions & Permission Requests: • • (505) 277-6451 • Reproduction/Publishing Fees: • Rate card is under review. Charges for scanning, copying, discs or materials mailed. • Ask for their list of independent researchers
  9. 9. University of New Mexico Open Journals Portal • La Cronica • New Mexico Historical Review • Coming Soon • New Mexico Architecture • Colonial Latin American Historical Review
  10. 10. University of New Mexico Web Archives • Web Archive Cloud Service • Current Collections: • Sen. Bingaman’s web archives • Latin American Collections • UNM Web Publications • Small archives – State Senator Dede Feldman
  11. 11. University of New Mexico New Mexico Digital Newspapers • Digital copies of newspapers from smaller communities. • See also Chronicling America: • http://chroniclingameri
  12. 12. University of New Mexico Tony Hillerman Portal • Flagship digital initiative started in 2011. • All manuscripts, papers, book covers digitized and published online • Developed flipbook viewer • Active Facebook page • Comprehensive bibliography includes analysis of all known editions • Interactive features – maps, online encyclopedia of the southwest, hyperlinked manuscripts, etc.
  13. 13. New Mexico State University • University Library Resources • Digital Collections • University Records & Photographic Collections • Rio Grande Historical Collections • University Archives • Some resources available on RMOA, but not all; best to search both sites
  14. 14. New Mexico State University Digital Collections Photo Collections • 19 collections • 16,069 Photo Images Questions & Permissions
  15. 15. New Mexico State University Rio Grande Historical Collections
  16. 16. New Mexico State University University Archives
  17. 17. Other Important Resources • Department of Cultural Affairs institutions ( – NMDC & RMOA • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Special Collections Library ( - NMDC • New Mexico State Library ( – El Palacio, RMOA • Many other community-based libraries & museums – Los Lunas Museum
  18. 18. The Future • Coming Soon to NMDC: National Hispanic Cultural Center • UNM will continue commitment to provide collaborative solutions for all New Mexico Museums, Libraries, Archives • Rocky Mountain Online Archive: Complete redesign and upgrade in 1-2 years • New Mexico Digital Collections: Evaluating migration from ContentDM to Digital Collections • Digital Public Library of America: Participation in 1-2 years, depending on funding • Hathi Trust: Participation in the next 12 months