New Mexico State Library Collection,
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).
Language of Materials
Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
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.
24.25 Linear Feet
Collection is organized in two series:
- I. Agency records (1889-1980)
- II. Historical records (1710-1981)
Photographs received with Jacqueline Lawson research materials are housed and cataloged separately.
- New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
- Archives and Historical Services Division
- 1205 Camino Carlos Rey
- Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
- Phone: 505-476-7908
- Fax: 505-476-7909
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm
- Administrative agencies -- New Mexico
- Annual reports
- Libraries -- New Mexico
- Library extension -- New Mexico
- New Mexico -- History -- 1848-
- New Mexico -- Officials and employees
- New Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1848-1950
- New Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1951-
- State government records
- State libraries -- New Mexico
- United States Constitution Bicentennial, 1987-1991
- Inventory of the New Mexico State Library Collection, 1710-[ongoing]
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- Processed by Daphne S.O. Arnaiz-DeLeon
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- Finding aid is in English
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