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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  historylibrary@state.nm.us.

Address:[1]

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
Palace of the Governors
120 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Telephone:[1] 505-476-5090 (Library) or 505-476-5092 (Photo Archives)
Fax: 505-476-5104

Hours and holidays:[1] Tuesday-Friday, 1 to 5pm Closed major holidays.

Map, Directions, Parking, and Public Transportation

  • Directions:
  • Parking: in downtown Santa Fe's narrow streets is hard to find. This pay-parking lots and garages map shows B, C, D, E and F parking areas surrounding the Plaza Park (town square and Governors' Palace).
  • Public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

  • Fray Angélico Chávez History Library : Archives contains descriptive information and some digital images of primary source materials maintained and preserved by the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library. A non-circulating, closed stack research facility, it preserves historical materials in many formats documenting the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to the present. The library has SmartView equipment available for visually impaired patrons.
  • Collections:
  • Online Archive of New Mexico (part of RMOA) browse by subject, or search by word, subject, or title.
  • Collections Searchable Five collection each searchable by Title.
  • Other Collections Exhibits, collections and archives at the Palace of the Governors reflect the Spanish colonial (1540-1821), Mexican (1821-1846), U.S. Territorial (1846-1912) and statehood (1912-present) periods of History. The collection consists of more than 15,000 catalogued objects, many of which were donated to the Museum of New Mexico in the 1970's by the Historical Society of New Mexico.

Collection Description

  • Overview Collections maintained include:
  • The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library is the institutional successor of New Mexico's oldest library (1851) and is part of the Palace of the Governors. A non-circulating, closed stack research facility, it preserves historical materials in many formats documenting the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to the present.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the DiltsGD/Sandbox, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • 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.[2]
  • New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe, history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents, maps, periodicals, and genealogies. Largest book collection in New Mexico.[2]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library in Palace of the Governors (accessed 21 January 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 79. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  3. CSWR Collection Strengths in University of New Mexico University Libraries (accessed 17 Jan 2015).
  4. HGRC Home in Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (accessed 21 January 2015).
  5. Archives in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).
  6. Research Library in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).
  7. Overview - Special Collections in Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library (accessed 20 January 2014).
  8. About the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Archdiocese of Santa Fe (accessed 20 January 2014).

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