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New Mexico Territorial Bureau of Immigration Records,

Identifier: 1959-114

Scope and Content

Collection consists of records of the New Mexico Territorial Bureau of Immigration (1880-1911). Includes annual and biennial reports; publications; minutes of annual meetings (1907, 1911); reports from counties on climate, minerals, and agricultural and water resources; and reports from various towns giving population, geographical descriptions, transportation lines, water and fuel resources, industries, climate, schools, banks, and hotels.

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1880-1911


Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Access to original materials restricted; Use microfilm only.

Copy Restrictions

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


The Territorial Bureau of Immigration was established in 1880 to disseminate information about New Mexico's climate, resources, industries, and economic opportunities for development, as inducements for immigration to New Mexico (1880 NM Laws, Chp. 23, Sec. 1-6). The Bureau was abolished upon statehood in 1912.


1 Linear Feet

Alternate Format

Available on microfilm as Territorial Archives of New Mexico (Roll 96).


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:
  8. URL:


An act approved February 13, 1880 established a territorial board composed of twenty commissioners, known as the Bureau of Immigration. The primary duty of this agency was to publish information concerning the economic resources of New Mexico to attract outside capital and immigration into the territory.
Inventory of the New Mexico Territorial Bureau of Immigration Records, 1880-1911
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1959-114::New Mexico Territorial Bureau of Immigration Records)//EN" "nmar1959-114.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7948