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New Mexico State Library Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: 1983-034

Scope and Content

As of 1998 the collection consists of the records of the New Mexico State Library its predecessor the New Mexico State Library Extension Service, and the New Mexico State Library Commission (1710-1996). The bulk of the materials date from 1889 to 1996. Agency records include administrative files, annual reports (1966-1973), minutes (1936-1996) U.S. Constitution bicentennial project reports (1987-1989), issues of the New Mexico Library Bulletin (1932-1959), and other publications (1930-1934). Historical records include a variety of materials donated to the Southwest Room Collection. Included are the manuscripts (1930s-1969), personal papers (1710-1952), Santa Fe Fiesta Melodrama programs (1966-1967), and photographs (1892-1980s).

Dates

  • 1710-[ongoing]

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

None

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Note

The New Mexico State Library Extension Service was established by a legislative act in 1929 that also gave the Board of Regents of the Museum of New Mexico authority to appoint the Service's Director (NM Laws 1929, Chp. 199, Sec. 1-6). In 1941 a legislative act established the State Library Commission and gave it authority to appoint the Service's Director and coordinate library services in communities throughout the state (1941 NM Laws, Chp. 129, Sec. 1-6). In 1961 a legislative act replaced the Service's Director with the State Librarian (1961 NM Laws, Chp. 126, Sec. 1-12). The same 1961 legislative act established the function of the State Library Commission as an advisory board to the State Library. In 1977 a legislative act established the Educational Finance and Cultural Affairs Department and placed the State Library within that Department, where it was also called the Library Division (1977 NM Laws, Chp. 246, Sec. 1-10). In 1980 a legislative act abolished the Educational Finance and Cultural Affairs Department, established the Office of Cultural Affairs, and transferred the State Library to that Office, where it was also called the Library Division (1980 NM Laws, Chp. 151, Sec. 1-24). The State Library is responsible for administering a state library system.

Extent

24.25 Linear Feet

Organization

Collection is organized in two series:
  1. I. Agency records (1889-1980)
  2. II. Historical records (1710-1981)

Related Material

Additional records of the New Mexico State Library are located in the "New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs Records" (SRCA 1993-002).

Contact agency directly for recent materials.

Separated Material

Photographs received with Jacqueline Lawson research materials are housed and cataloged separately.

General

Contact Information

  1. New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  2. Archives and Historical Services Division
  3. 1205 Camino Carlos Rey
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
  5. Phone: 505-476-7908
  6. Fax: 505-476-7909
  7. Email: archives@rain.state.nm.us
  8. URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm

General

Title
Inventory of the New Mexico State Library Collection, 1710-[ongoing]
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Processed by Daphne S.O. Arnaiz-DeLeon
Date
©2000
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1983-034::New Mexico State Library Collection)//EN" "nmar1983-034.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

Contact:
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7913