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USS New Mexico Newsletters and Printed Ephemera

Identifier: MSS-1024-BC

Scope and Content

Contains newsletters edited and produced onboard by the crew, memoranda, and assorted commemorative pamphlets.


  • 1919-1945
  • Majority of material found within 1935-1945

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Background Information

The USS New Mexico was launched on April 23, 1917. In 1919, she became the first flagship of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and was stationed in San Pedro, California. In 1941 the USS New Mexico patroled shipping lanes in the Atlantic. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, she returned to the Pacific. When the USS New Mexico went to the Marshall Islands in 1944, she suffered her first casualty of war when one of her Kingfisher scouting planes went down. In 1944, she participated in the reconquest of Guam, and in 1945, the invasion of Luzon. The USS New Mexico particpated in the ceremonial surrender of Japan in the harbor of Tokyo. She was decommissioned July 19, 1946. In her career, the USS New Mexico earned six battle stars on the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service Ribbon, and also earned the Navy Occupation Service Medal (Pacific) for the period of September 2-11, 1945.


1 box (2.5")

Related Archival Material

Stanley Matthews Papers. Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. USS New Mexico photographs. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe.
Finding Aid of the USS New Mexico Newsletters and Printed Ephemera, 1919-1945
Wendy Pedersen
© 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131