New Mexico Capitol Buildings Improvement Commission Records,
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records of the New Mexico Capitol Buildings Improvement Commission and other territorial and state agencies charged with the duties of construction, maintenance, improvement, and supervision of territorial and state government buildings and lands, particularly those located in the state capital of Santa Fe (1853-1968). Includes records of the New Mexico Public Buildings Commission (1853-1873); Capitol Rebuilding Commission (1892-1901); Capitol Custodian Committee (1905-1927); Capitol Addition Commission (1924); and the Capitol Buildings Improvement Commission (1945-1968). Records consist of minutes, reports, plans, contracts, vouchers, abstracts, deeds, photographs, correspondence, journals, inventories, legal opinions, legislative bills, and publications.
Partial finding aid.
Partial finding aid.
Language of Materials
Access is restricted to territorial records that have been microfilmed. Use microfilm only.
Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
Records concerning New Mexico's official public buildings begin with an act of the Legislative Assembly in 1853 authorizing a Board of Commissioners of Public Buildings and a Superintendent of Public Buildings. (1853 Laws of N.M.). The Capitol Custodian Committee was established in 1884 (1884 Laws of N.M., Chp. 58, Sec. 1-9). The Capitol Addition Commission was established in 1921 (1921 Laws of N.M., Chp. 81, Sec. 1-14). The Capitol Buildings Improvement Commission was established in 1945 (1945 Laws of N.M. Laws, Chp. 53, Sec. 1-13). It was authorized to alter, reconstruct, and redesign the Capitol building, and to erect additional buildings for the use of the legislative and executive departments of New Mexico state government, duties similar to those previously performed from time to time by various territorial and state authorities. In 1968 a legislative act established the Property Control Division within the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, and consolidated within that Division responsibility for state government buildings (1968 Laws of N.M., Chp. 43, Sec. 1-11).
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Records of territorial building authorities (1853-1901) also available on microfilm as part of the Territorial Archives of New Mexico (Roll 97).
- New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
- Archives and Historical Services Division
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- 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
- Annual reports
- Architecture -- New Mexico
- Architecture -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe
- Bills, Legislative
- Financial records
- Legal documents
- Minutes (Records)
- New Mexico -- History -- 1848-
- New Mexico -- Officials and employees
- New Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1848-1950
- New Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1951-
- New Mexico --Capital and capitol
- Public buildings --New Mexico
- Public buildings --New Mexico--Santa Fe
- State government records
- Territorial records
- Vouchers (sales records)
- Inventory of the New Mexico Capitol Buildings Improvement Commission Records, 1853-1968
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- Finding aid is in English
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