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The historical archive of the state of Baja California Sur "Pablo L. Martinez," named for the state's own renowned historian, has six main record collections or types:

  • Documents
  • Letters or cartography
  • Newspaper archives
  • Book collection
  • Photographs
  • Microfilms

The document collection contains more than 168,000 documents on more than 519 rolls of microfilm. There are also microfilms of other record types, such as:

  • American Consulates in La Paz, 1855-1906;
  • the National Archives of the Unites States, Washington, D.C. 5 rolls;
  • the newspaper La República 1882-1888. 1 rollo;
  • the newspaper El Nuevo Mundo 1865-1884. 1 rollo;
  • documents about the Jesuits in Baja California 1686-1793. 1 roll;
  • Piracy 1853-1874;
  • Military correspondence 1795-1820;
  • Letters of Diego de Borica and of Fernando de Rivera y Moncada;
  • Problemas indígenas en la misión de Santa Gertrudis 1768, Baja California; 1 roll,202 documents;
  • from the Bancroft Library, University of California. Historia de Baja California 1759-1773. 1 roll, 349 documents;
  • Historia de Baja California 1761-1773. 1 roll, 415 documentos, Archivo General de la Nación, México;
  • Documentos de los libros del registro civil de Santa Rosalía, Mulegé, Comondú y San Ignacio, Baja California Sur. 11 rollos. (Son los únicos de 16 mm);
  • catalog of books from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. 638 microfichas.

The library's grand collection is found at:

Navarro e/Altamirano y Héroes de la Independencia.
Unidad Cultural Profesor Jesús Castro Agundez.
Zona Centro C.P. 023060 La Paz, Baja California Sur.
Teléfono (612) 125-0294.

Open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday

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