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New Mexico Adjutant General Records,

Identifier: 1973-019

Scope and Content

As of 1997 collection consists of records of the New Mexico Adjutant General, National Guard, and Office of Military Affairs (1847-1988). Includes administrative correspondence, field reports, general and special orders, ledger books, enlistment and discharge documents, casualty records, photographs, clippings, muster rolls from New Mexico volunteer militias and National Guard (1847-1917), and annual reports for various years between 1875 and 1962. Much of the material concerns the involvement of New Mexican military forces in conflicts such as the Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Conflict. Also within the collection are materials on forts and armories in New Mexico, including documents from the State Armory Board and the State Council of Defense's Board of Historical Service.

Partial finding aid.


  • 1847-[ongoing]

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Access Restrictions

Access to original territorial records restricted; Use microfilm only (Territorial Archives of New Mexico).

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

In 1852 a legislative act granted the Governor authority to call into service a militia and appoint a temporary Adjutant General (1852 Laws of N.M.). In 1897 a legislative act established the Office of Adjutant General (1897 Laws of N.M., Chp. 50, Sec. 5). The same 1897 legislative act also established the New Mexico National Guard (1897 Laws of N.M., Chp. 50, Sec. 2). In 1969 a legislative act established the Office of Military Affairs and appointed the Adjutant General as its Director (1969 Laws of N.M., Chp. 33, Sec. 2-3). The Adjutant General reports to the Governor and is responsible for supervising both the National Guard and the Office of Military Affairs.


100 Linear Feet

Alternate Format

Territorial records of the Adjutant General (1847-1911) are available on microfilm as part of the Territorial Archives of New Mexico (Rolls 73-88).

Related Material

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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:
Inventory of the New Mexico Adjutant General Records, 1847-[ongoing]
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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::1973-019::New Mexico Adjutant General Records)//EN" "nmar1973-019.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