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New Mexico Legislative Energy Committee Records,

Identifier: 1977-011

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of the New Mexico Legislative Energy Committee (1975-1977). Includes minutes, administrative records, subject files, desk files of Chairman John J. Mershon, and three scrapbooks and unmounted newspaper clippings on energy subjects. Administrative records include correspondence, briefs, budgets, press releases, and reports to the Legislature. Subject files contain reports from state, interstate, and federal agencies.


  • 1975-1977

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

Historical Note

The Legislative Energy Committee was formed in 1975 as a two-year interim committee of the New Mexico State Legislature in response to the "energy crisis". The Committee's mission was to gather information toward the preparation of a state energy resource policy. The Committee's efforts culminated in the 1977 creation of the New Mexico Energy and Minerals Department, whose purpose included the development and administration of a statewide plan for energy resources (1977 Laws of N.M., Chp. 255, Sec. 3).


11 Linear Feet


Collection is organized into five series:
  1. I. Minutes;
  2. II. Administrative;
  3. III. Subject files;
  4. IV. Chairman's files;
  5. V. News clippings;


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 Legislative Energy Committee Records, 1975-1977
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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::1977-011::New Mexico Legislative Energy Committee Records)//EN" "nmar1977-011.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