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New Mexico State Land Office Records,

 Collection
Identifier: 1973-046

Scope and Content

As of 1997 collection consists of records of the New Mexico State Land Office (including the Commissioner of Public Lands) and its predecessors the Board of Public Lands and the Territorial Public Land Office (1899-1991). Includes various reports, administrative correspondence, minutes, oil and gas leases, publications, clippings, and ledger books. Much of the material concerns mining, grazing, and logging in New Mexico.

Dates

  • 1899-[ongoing]

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

None

Copy Restrictions

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

History

The Board of Public Lands was established by a legislative act in 1899 (1899 Laws of N.M., Chp. 74, Sec. 1) and abolished by a legislative act in 1905 (1905 laws of N.M., Chp. 111, Sec. 53). The same 1905 legislative act established the Territorial Public Land Office (1905 Laws of N.M., Chp. 111, Sec. 1). The Territorial Public Land Office was abolished by a legislative act in 1912 (1912 Laws of N.M., Chp. 82, Sec. 79). The same 1912 legislative act established the State Land Office (1912 Laws of N.M., Chp. 82, Sec. 1). The State Land Office and its director, the Commissioner of Public Lands, are responsible for managing all of the surface land and mineral rights owned by the State of New Mexico. These responsibilities include the administration and leasing of oil, gas, and mineral deposits.

Extent

15 Linear Feet

Related Material

Contact agency directly for recent materials.

General

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: archives@rain.state.nm.us
  8. URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm
Title
Inventory of the New Mexico State Land Office Records, 1899-[ongoing]
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Processed by staff
Date
©2000
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1973-046::New Mexico State Land Office Records)//EN" "nmar1973-046.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

Contact:
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7913