Spanish Archives of New Mexico II,
Scope and Content
Collection consists of administrative, civil, military, and ecclesiastical records of the Spanish colonial government in New Mexico, 1621-1821. Records cover both the local and provincial levels, and include correspondence between officials in Santa Fe and Mexico. Few pre-Revolt documents are contained in this collection. Significant documents from the Pueblo Revolt period (1680-1693) include Antonio de Otermin's 1681 journal of the attempted reconquest of New Mexico, and various administrative and judicial records for the exiled government in El Paso del Norte, Diego de Vargas' journal of the 1692-1693 reconquest and the subsequent re-establishment of Spanish government through 1691. Also included are accusations of the Cabildo of Santa Fe and a series of depositions against Vargas in 1697-1698, together with numerous administrative, military, and judicial records reflect the political and social turmoil of the post-revolt period. The materials over the next 120 years of Spanish rule span a broad range of subjects, revealing information about such topics as domestic relations, political intrigue, crime and punishment, material culture, the Camino Real, relations between Spanish settlers and Native Americans, the intrusion of Anglo-Americans, and the growing unrest that resulted in Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821.
Collection is in Spanish.
Collection is in Spanish.
Language of Materials
Access to original materials restricted. Use microfilm only (Spanish Archives of New Mexico II).
Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
21 linear feet, 22 microfilm rolls linear feet
Collection is organized into three series:
- I. Spanish Archives of New Mexico, 1621-1821
- II. Miscellaneous documents (related materials microfilmed from other collections at the state Archives and University of New Mexico)
- III. Orders and decrees, 1656-1821
Documents are described in Ralph Emerson Twitchell's The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Volume II (Torch Press, 1914).
Available on microfilm.
- 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 records
- Agriculture --New Mexico--History
- Anza, Juan Bautista de, 1735-1788
- Apache Indians -- History
- Census records
- Comanche Indians --History
- Franciscans --Missions--New Mexico
- Inquisition --New Mexico
- Judicial records
- Land titles --Registration and transfer--New Mexico
- Military bases --New Mexico--History--18th century
- Muster rolls
- Navajo Indians -- History
- New Mexico -- History -- To 1848
- New Mexico --Colonization
- New Spain --Politics and government
- Presidio de Santa Fe (Santa Fe, N.M.)
- Provincias Internas (New Spain) -- History
- Pueblo Indians --History
- Pueblo Revolt, 1680
- Ranching --New Mexico--History
- Slavery --New Mexico
- Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration
- Spain --Colonies--America--Race relations
- Ute Indians -- History
- Inventory of the Spanish Archives of New Mexico II, 1621-1821
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- Finding aid is in English
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