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Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
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Contact Information

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

Address:[1]

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
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:[2]
    • From Southwest of Santa Fe on I-25 (Canam Hwy): Merge onto I-25 N/US-85 North toward Santa Fe. Take the US-84 N/US-285 N/St Francis Dr exit, EXIT 282B-A, toward Santa Fe-Plaza, 0.3 mi. Merge onto S Saint Francis Dr/US-84 N/US-285 N via the ramp on the left toward Santa Fe Plaza/LOS ALAMOS/Taos, 4.3 mi. Turn right onto Paseo de Peralta, 1.0 mi. Turn right onto Washington Ave/NM-590, 0.2 mi. 120 WASHINGTON AVE is on the right.
    • from North of Santa Fe on US-84 S/US-285 (Taos Hwy): Turn onto US-84 S/US-285 (Taos Hwy) South toward Santa Fe. Take the exit on the left toward Downtown Plaza, 0.3 mi. Stay straight to go onto N Guadalupe St, 0.4 mi. Turn left onto Paseo de Peralta, 0.7 mi. Turn right onto Washington Ave/NM-590, 0.2 mi. 120 WASHINGTON AVE is on the right.
    • from East of Santa Fe on I-25 (Canam Hwy): Merge onto I-25 S/US-85 S/US-84 North toward Santa Fe. Take the NM-466/Old Pecos Tr exit, EXIT 284, 0.2 mi. Turn slight right onto NM-466/Old Pecos Trl, 1.3 mi. Turn slight right onto Old Pecos Trl, 1.6 mi. Turn slight left onto Old Santa Fe Trl, 0.7 mi. Turn left onto E Water St, 0.02 mi. Take the 1st right onto Old Santa Fe Trl, 0.1 mi. Turn right onto W Palace Ave, 0.01 mi. Take the 1st left onto Washington Ave/NM-590, 0.04 mi. 120 WASHINGTON AVE is on the left.
  • Parking in downtown Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe Trails city bus routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and Route M stop at the downtown Sheridan Avenue Transit Center three blocks northwest of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library doors (at 120 Washington Ave).

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Collection Description

The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library of the New Mexico History Museum  is successor to New Mexico's oldest library (1851) and is part of the Palace of the Governors complex, just around the corner from that palace pictured above. It is a non-circulating, closed stack research facility, preserving the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to now.[1]

Library strengths include topics like the Santa Fe Trail, Civil War in New Mexico, Spanish American War, Rough Riders, World War I, historical New Mexico celebrities, Spain, Mexico, Central America, the American Southwest, and the Historical Society of New Mexico. Collections of Railroad maps  show land use, water rights, settlements and aspects of development in New Mexico. The obituary database  from the 1870s to 2005 started more statewide, but gradually became more focused on Santa Fe in recent years. Vertical files  are about Santa Fe, towns of New Mexico, and New Mexico.[3] The Museum collection  has more than 15,000 cataloged objects.[4]

The Photo Archives  have images since 1850 about the history and people of New Mexico and U.S. westward expansion. Images also cover the anthropology, archaeology, and ethnology of Hispanic and American Indian cultures. Lesser collections document Europe, Latin America, the Far East, Oceania, and the Middle East.[5]

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, 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.[6]
  • New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe, history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents, maps, periodicals, and genealogies. Largest book collection in New Mexico.[6]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library in Palace of the Governors (accessed 21 January 2015).
  2. Based on MapQuest directions.
  3. Search Catalogs in Palace of the Governors (accessed 27 January 2015).
  4. Collections in Palace of the Governors (accessed 27 January 2015).
  5. Photo Archives in Palace of the Governors (accessed 27 January 2015).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 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.
  7. CSWR Collection Strengths in University of New Mexico University Libraries (accessed 17 Jan 2015).
  8. HGRC Home in Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (accessed 21 January 2015).
  9. Archives in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).
  10. Research Library in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).
  11. About the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Archdiocese of Santa Fe (accessed 20 January 2014).
  12. Overview - Special Collections in Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library (accessed 20 January 2014).


 

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