| Center for Southwest Research (UNM)
- Zimmerman Library 1st Floor, West Wing
- University of New Mexico
- 800 Yale Blvd NE
- Albuquerque, NM 87106
Hours and holidays: Hours (and Holidays)
Directions, Maps, and Public Transportation:
- The Zimmerman Library east of the Duck Pond and north of the Student Union Building on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque.
- Public Transportation: ABQ RIDE bus routes 5, 11, 16, 66, 766 Red, 777 Green, and 790 Blue each have stops at the University of NM central campus within two or three blocks of the Zimmerman Library.
Internet sites and databases:
- Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections Archival materials (RMOA), books, digital collections, LoboVault, other resources, using CSWR collections, and collection strengths. Books from the CSWR can be requested in the Anderson Reading Room, and do not circulate.
- WorldCat Local UNM Libraries book collection searches by keyword, title, author, ISBN, and ISSN.
- Quick Search journals, databases and UNM library holdings.
- Online Archive of New Mexico (part of RMOA) browse by subject, or search by word, subject, or title.
- Databases search by subjects, titles, and special types.
- Lobo Vault UNM faculty, graduate student theses and dissertations from 2009 through the present, and UNM administrative records.
- Southwestern Research Guides-Searchable Research Guides cover a variety of subject areas. They are created by librarians and are a great place to start your research.
- Celebrating New Mexico Statehood Designed to facilitate research about New Mexico's past, cultural heritage materials from 12 New Mexico institutions are available here for study and research. Materials include photographs, documents, maps, posters, art, music and video.
The Center for Southwest Research has records of organizations, personal papers, and other unpublished materials which document the cultural heritage and history of New Mexico and the Southwest U.S., with focuses on Mexico and Latin America, Native American, Chicano/Hispano, Spanish Colonial, and environmental history, local publications, archival, and rare materials. Includes manuscripts of politicians, historic and literary figures, architects, activists, attorneys, local families, organizations, and businesses, 40,000 books and periodicals, and 120,000 images since the 1850s.
If you cannot visit or find a source at the Center for Southwest Research (UNM), a similar source may be available at one of the following.
- National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
- New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, Santa Fe, Roman Catholic church records, censuses, district court, land grants, wills, diaries, family papers, prisons, family and local histories, newspapers. NM's best genealogy repository because of its original territorial, state, and county records.
- New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe, history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents, maps, periodicals, and genealogies. Largest book collection in New Mexico.
- National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, photographs, maps, manuscripts, and genealogies. The library contains 12,500 book titles about the history and culture of the Hispano world from the U.S. Southwest, Mexico, Central America, Latin America to Spain, and Portugal.
- Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (HGRC) of New Mexico, Albuquerque, maintains the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD) for Hispanic ancestors of New Mexico.
- Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
- Bernalillo County Clerk marriages (restricted for 50 years), death certificates, wills, deeds, mortgages, DD Form 214 soldier discharges.
- Bernalillo County Probate Court recent wills.
- Bernalillo County Recorder deeds and land records.
- Bernalillo County Coroner selected death records.
- Second Judicial District Court of New Mexico, Albuquerque, civil, and criminal court records.
- ABC Library Genealogy Center, Albuquerque, genealogy and Southwestern history, including New Mexico vital records, history, biography, periodicals, and family folders.
- ABC Library Special Collections Albuquerque and New Mexico history and culture. In-house use only.
- New Mexico Genealogical Society, Albuquerque, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, directories, maps, photos.
- Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Albuquerque, created in 1850, it once included Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico, but has been sub-divided and is now limited to only part of northern New Mexico.
- Repositories in surrounding counties: Cibola, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Torrance, and Valencia.
- New Mexico Dept. of Health Vital Records, Santa Fe, adoption, births (restricted for 100 years), and deaths (restricted for 50 years).
- Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Santa Fe, colonial and territorial manuscripts, papers, newspapers, rare books, maps, and photos—rivals in size the State Records Center and Archives.
- NMSU Rio Grande Historical Collections, Las Cruces, early colonial Spanish records since 1598 for families along the Camino Real (Spanish mission road) from southern Colorado to Mexico City.
- Historical Society of New Mexico, Santa Fe, offers links to organizations, museums and other historic points of interest in New Mexico.
- Repositories in surrounding states (or nations): AZ, CO, OK, TX, UT, and Mexico.
- Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA, premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, ethnic groups.
- National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) Includes old New Mexico court records and naturalizations, federal and Indian censuses, passenger arrival lists, World War I draft registrations.
- Archivo General de la Nación (AGN), Mexico City, church, civil, census, court, history, military, migration, land. Copies of colonial New Mexico records of were often sent to Mexico and Spain.