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Palace of the Governors Photo Collection

Identifier: PAAC-0001

Scope and Content

This artificial collection consists of photographs detailing the evolution of the historic building in downtown Santa Fe. Called El Palacio Real or the Palace of the Governors, the building served as the seat of government and residence of government officials in the past. However, all known photographs date to after the American occupation and document the building serving other functions in the 19th and 20th centuries, including the building's use by the Museum of New Mexico beginning in 1909.

Files in this collection may include original images, finding copies, and some copies of documents. Some exterior and interior images are chronologically arranged. Collection includes documentation of some restoration and archaeological projects.


  • 1860 - 2005

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to researchers on an appointment basis. Contact the Photo Archivist to request to view original material.

Copy Restrictions

User responsible for all copyright compliance. Permission to publish must be obtained from Photo Archives. Form to request permission available at:


1.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Palace of the Governors Photo Collection, 1860 - 2000
Edited Full Draft
© 2011
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2022-02-15: Revised 2022 by HA

Repository Details

Part of the NMHM Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Repository

113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe NM 87501 USA